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2003 Mazda Mx-5 Hard To Start When Cold. Normally Cranked Only Couple Of T...
Hard to start 2003 MX-5 when cold. Just began this problem. Afraid I'll run down the battery trying to start. Runs great when running.
My Miata's Discretion Reads "2003 Mia L A", Does This Mean L= Ls Version An...
My Miata's discretion reads "2003 MIA L A", does this mean L= LS version and A= automatic. I do have leather seats and a cloth top and it is an automatic. I'm getting ready to sell my car and want t...
2007 Miata Retractable Hardtop Maintenance
What maintenance is required? Mine seems to be sticky.
Need Help With Drivability Problem-95 Miata
engine stumbles during light and medium acceleration, and seems to be getting worse with time, but at full throttle, especially in lower gears, it seems to accelerate fine. Car is stock-90K miles- wit...
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.
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About the Mazda MX-5 Miata
If the RX-7, introduced in 1979, was the car that put Mazda on the map (as far as U.S. buyers were concerned), the MX-5 Miata was the car that solidified the automaker's Zoom Zoom appeal. Introduced in the summer of 1989 as a 1990 model, the MX-5 Miata was designed to continue the tradition of the classic British roadsters of the 1950s and '60s, such as the MG, Triumph, and Austin-Healey roadsters.
From its inception, the MX-5 Miata was a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive convertible two-seater. Initially it was available with a manually operated soft top, although a removable hardtop was an option from the beginning. In 2007, Mazda improved its drop-top by introducing a power retractable hardtop, which raises and lowers at the push of a button. The lightweight, three-section hardtop folds and stows itself into the Miata's truck in just 12 seconds. A new Z-fold soft convertible top is also available on current MX-5 Miatas.
The original engine in the MX-5 Miata was a 116-horsepower, 1.6-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine with multi-port electronic fuel injection. Power was increased through the years and through two redesigns (in 1999 and 2006). Currently, the MX-5 Miata is powered by a 166-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder with variable valve timing.
In its first year, the MX-5 was available only in a Base model. In later years, higher-end LS and SE versions were added. Currently, the MX-5 Miata is available in SV, Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim packages, with a wide range of standard and optional features available, including power windows, dual front and side airbags, power exterior mirrors, a glass rear window, anti-lock brakes, a CD player, air conditioning, power door locks, and leather seats.