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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
Invoice
$33,073
Average Price Paid
$33,062
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
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30th Anniversary RWD
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50th Anniversary Edition
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,995
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,472
19 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Driving is fun. Lots of people don’t realize this because their driving is largely limited to traffic-clogged commutes and running errands, and that’s no fun at all. But when the oppor...

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition

The 2005 Ford Thunderbird continued the two-seater tradition with its typical sharp-yet retro-convertible. Considered a luxury vehicle, prices for a new T-Bird started in the high 30'...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 10
  • Form & Function 3
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
No User Reviews
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
165
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, ...

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2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere le...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

105
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

Love This Car! — Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a tri...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
35 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 8.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 401 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 186.3 in
Width 68.3 in 72 in
Height 48.8 in 52.1 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 107.2 in

Available Options

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
30th Anniversary RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Racing Orange
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition

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