1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

The first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata went on sale in the summer of 1989 as a 1990 model. Designed in the tradition of the classic British roadsters of the 1950s and '60s, the MX-5 Miata was a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive two-seater.

In its first year, the MX-5 Miata was powered by a 116-horsepower, 1.6-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine with multi-port electronic fuel injection. It was linked to a five-speed manual transmission, which was standard. A four-speed automatic was optional.

For its first year, the MX-5 Miata was available in Mariner Blue, Crystal White, and Classic Red. The standard convertible top for the MX-5 Miata was a manually operated soft folding top. A removable hardtop with a glass rear window was also available (for the Classic Red model only).

Other standard equipment for the 1990 MX-5 Miata included bucket seats, power brakes, a four-wheel double-wishbone suspension, retractable halogen headlights, a driver's-side airbag, a three-spoke steering wheel, and 14-inch wheels. Air conditioning, power windows, cruise control, aluminum alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler were all optional.

Right from the start, drivers and reviewers alike were impressed with the MX-5 Miata, citing its responsive handling, sporty styling, and reliability as positive points. The Miatas of the early '90s may now have high mileage, but many drivers note they are still going strong.

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The Tns Module On A 1990 Miata

where is the tns relay on a 1990 mists if it is not on the rail in the motor compartment on the drivers side by the clutch resevoir

Headlights And Cluster Lights Dont Work

So i have a mazda miata the mx5 manual its a 1990 so about 2 weeks ago my cluster lights would only work on occasion then they randomly fixed themselves but now my headlights will pop up but will ...

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How To Hook Up Rear Window Defroster?

Just put new top on car with glass window. Window has defroster if car does not have rear defroster is there any way to connect it?

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Where Is Fuse Box For 1990 Miata Other Than The One Under The Hood.. I Have...

What Models Of MX-5 Will My 1990 Hard Top Fit?

I have an original Mazda Miata that has a hard top that I would like to sell and wondered what year models it would fit, and what additional hardware would be needed my a buyer.