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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview
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Based on 25 reviews
Mazda gave its popular MX-5 Miata roadster a complete makeover for 2006. Upgrades included a slightly larger (and heavier) vehicle with more interior room, an expanded lineup of trim packages, and a more powerful engine.
The MX-5 Miata was available in entry-level Club Spec and Base versions for 2006, as well as in higher-end Touring, Sport, and Grand Touring trim packages. All were powered by a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 170 horsepower (up 28 horsepower from the previous year's standard engine). The Club Spec, Base, and Touring packages came with a five-speed manual transmission, while the Sport and Grand Touring packages received a six-speed manual. A six-speed automatic transmission was available as an option on the Touring, Sport, and Grand Touring versions.
Standard features for the Miata included power windows, dual front and side airbags, a tilt steering wheel, a CD player, and anti-lock brakes. All but the Club Spec model came with air conditioning and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Touring, Sport, and Grand Touring packages added power door locks and steering-wheel-mounted controls, while the Grand Touring added leather seats, among other options. All came with a convertible top.
The Miata's responsive handling and sportiness were especially popular with drivers, who also liked the roadster's quickness, interior design, and easily operated drop-top. However, gas mileage could have been better, some drivers noted. What's more, the Miata's new design received mixed reviews, with some liking the new styling and others finding it disjointed.
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Mazda MX-5 Miata Questions
What Can Cause Miata Manual Transmission Stuck In Neutral
2006 mazda miata 6 speed manual. Gets stuck in neutral. But after playing with it for a while, it starts to work again like nothing is wrong. Clutch in good shape. Transmission otherwise seems ...
Is There A Mini Spare Tire Available For A Miata Mx-5 With 17" Wheels ?
Looking for any kind of hard rubber mini spare for miata mx-5 with 17" wheels and 5 nuts.
When Driving 2007 Mazda Miata Mx5 In Automatic The M Light Came On And Will...
The red M (manual transmission light came on while driving in automatic and will not go off. The car is equipped to drive in both manual and 6 speed, but I have now owners manual for the car, yet. Can...
How Can I Get Air Conditioning Installed In My 2006 Miata?
I have a 2006 Mazda Miata MX5 with no air conditioning. I want to get it installed. Help.
How Can I Raise My Driver's Seat??
I just purchased my third Miata. This 2006 MX-5 does not feature a way to adjust the height of the driver's seat, as my previous Miatas did. I'm 5'1", and cannot see over the dash. Is there anythin...