Officially, the NC Miata was just called the "Mazda MX-5."

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Power came from a new 2.0-liter engine, with 170 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.

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In addition to five- and six-speed manual transmissions, buyers could opt for a six-speed automatic.

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The NC Miata was the heaviest of all the MX-5s, weighing over 2,400 pounds.

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The 2009 model year facelift brought smiley style.

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The NC Miata got a power retractable hardtop option.

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A few special edition models were introduced throughout the NC's life, including a Club package.

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The NC is arguably our least-favorite Miata, but it's still a joy to drive.

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Another facelift in 2013 brought the addition of a lip spoiler.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the third-generation Mazda Miata.

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Mazda MX-5, 2009

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Mazda MX-5, 2009

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