1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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4.65 stars

Based on 22 reviews

This Is The Classic Sports Car To Own, Love, And Drive For Years And Years. by Sam
 — There isn't a whole lot more to say about the Mazda Miata that hasn't already been said, but you haven't heard it from me! I purchased my Miata from a dealer with 50,500 miles in 2008. CarFax listed t... Read More
You Want A Reliable European Open Top Roadster? Buy A Miata. by Serge
 — Performance - out of the box these cars are ready for a great deal of street fun. Older Miatas are plagued with heavier add ons like Power Steering, Air Bag, and Air Conditions. Most of the accessorie... Read More
Up Til Now by Sylvester
 — high revving motor for an NA- four wheel disc- low center of gravity- any Jspec car will serve you forever if u take care of it- for a 12yr old car with 133000miles on it it's as strong as can be....... Read More

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata

A new STO Edition of Mazda's MX-5 Miata, available in limited numbers, was introduced for 1997. It joined the existing Base model of the MX-5, as well as an upscale M-Edition, which received a makeover, with new Marina Green exterior paint and redesigned alloy wheels.
Standard features for the Base model included a manually operated soft top, power brakes, dual front airbags, remote fuel and trunk releases, an AM/FM/cassette stereo system, and 14-inch wheels. Options included a removable hardtop, air conditioning, power windows, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, a CD player, aluminum alloy wheels, and leather seats.
The M Edition received such upgrades as air conditioning, power windows, anti-lock brakes, a CD player, and leather seats, as well as special interior and exterior colors.
The MX-5 Miata's styling, handling, and quickness, as well as its reliability, all received high marks from drivers. On the negative side, a tight compartment and limited storage space were cited by some drivers (but then again, this is a two-seat convertible roadster, so that's to be expected, right?).

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How Do You Repair A Cracked Rear Window On The Soft Tops Without Spending $...

I have a 1997 miata with a crack in the plastic rear window. Taped for now.

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My Check Engine Light Turned On Recently. I Know Sometimes The Light Will C...

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So I Had Autozone Check With A Code Reader. They Said It Was A P0300. Shoul...

They said it could be The folowing... Lean air/fuel ratio, week ignition system,engine mechanical condition, vacuumleak effecting one cylinder. That was the print out they gave me. What to check first...

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Why Won't Ac Compressor Engage, Coolant Pressure Is Correct?

AC Compressor will not engage, when AC turned on. Coolant is fine and AC lamp under AC switch illuminates.

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Car Overheating/ Running Hot '97 Miata

overheating issues, losing coolant in radiator, replaced with aftermarket radiator from autozone, might be leaking at seams. no coolant in motor oil, hoses do not leak. Replaced thermostat, and im sti...

800 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 years ago)