2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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4.75 stars

Based on 28 reviews

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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Seem to be chucking out a lot of 'smoke' from the exhaust of a 2001 Mk2.5 1800 sport, 62,000 miles on the clock until it warms up which seem to take up to 15 minutes. Not using any oil or loosing wate...

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Can I use 14" wheels on 2001 miata

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Temperature Sensor Locations

I have a 2001 with check engine lite on, the code is P0031, temp sensor high, where are these sensors located?

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