2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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Giant Killer: Mazda Miata by Cameron
 — Acceleration: Off the line is sluggish, but once the cams change profile, not too shabby. Brakes: Great, no ABS, but I like that cause it makes be a better driver. Handling: excellent, according t... Read More
2001 Crystal Blue Ls Miata by Andy
 — My Crystal Blue Miata is exactly what you want from a sports car. Fun to drive, RWD, 50/50 weight distribution, easy maintenance, high reliability, and I'm just now in July of '08 getting a good rip i... Read More
Can't Stop Smiling! What A Fun Car! by Tizbad
 — What a fun little car! Grreat handling and adequate performance. What amazes me, is that you can shift as much as you want. Due to adequate torque you can practice your 1st, 3rd, 5th & 6th shifts. ... Read More

2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

For the 2001 model year, Mazda made improvements to the MX-5 Miata's interior and exterior, as well as its engine. The popular roadster was available in Base, LS, and a limited number of Special Edition packages. All three were powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which received a boost in horsepower to 142. A five-speed manual transmission was standard for the Base and LS models, while a six-speed manual was standard on the Special Edition Miata. A four-speed automatic was optional on the Base and LS models.
Exterior improvements included a redesigned front end, and updates to the brakes and chassis. In addition, new exterior colors were added, and wheels were increased in size from 14 inches to 15 inches. Inside, the Miata received new seats, console, seatbelts, and gauges.
Standard equipment for the Miata included air conditioning, power windows, dual airbags, and an audio system with a CD player. The LS and Special Edition models added power door locks, cruise control, and leather seats, among other features.
The Miata's handling, quickness, styling, and affordability were cited as positive points by drivers, while gas mileage and road noise were among the negatives.


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I'm Looking At A 2001 With 83k Miles For $7000 And Another With 49k Miles F...

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Timing Belt, Waterpump, Etc.

Hi Guys, this is my fourth Miata. this one is a 2001 SE, 6 speed, with 39k. she has had regular maintenance at the dealer. I recently acquired her and decided to drain fluids in trans and rear end ...

6,382 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 years ago)

Tire Sizes

2001 Special Edition Original Tire size 16 / 205/ 45.... I want to replace with GY-Eagle-1, 16 / 225/ 50... I'm concerned about clearance...What do you think ? Henry Miller; Mt.Holly, NJ hnmill...

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Does Anyone Know How To Bypass Camshaft Sensor

2001 miata. Shop replaced camshaft sensor and thottle position sensor last year to corect stalling problem. A year later had the same problem and the shop replaced it again. Its now starting to act up...

656 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 years ago)

Why Is Charge Light On At 14.9 Volts?

Charge light comes on a few seconds after starting engine. 14.9-15.0 volts at fuze block in engine compartment. 12.25 volts with engine off, lights on. 12.4-12.5 volts with lights off.

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