2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

Mazda made only minor upgrades to its popular MX-5 Miata roadster for 2002, with an optional in-dash six-disc CD changer being the biggest news. In addition, a high-end SE (Special Edition) trim package was added during the model year. The new SE version joined the existing Base and LS trim packages. All Miatas came with a 142-horsepower, 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission was standard on the Base and LS models, while a six-speed manual was standard on the SE version. A four-speed automatic was optional for all three models. Standard features for the MX-5 Miata included air conditioning, power windows, dual airbags, and an audio system with a CD player. All models except the Base also received power door locks and cruise control, while the LS and SE versions were equipped with leather seats. All models came with a standard soft top with a glass rear window, while a removable hard top was optional. There's no doubt that the Miata roadster was popular with drivers, since it was a throwback to the classic British roadsters of the 1950s and '60s, and it offered a definite fun factor to the driving experience. The Miata's handling, styling, and Zoom Zoom factor were cited as positive points by drivers, while the sometimes cramped interior and stiff ride, especially over the long haul, were cited as negatives.

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    hank_1st
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    Strong Fuel Odor After Shutdown. No Fuel Leak Noted Anyware.

    48 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
    there1010
    5

    How Much Does It Cost To Replace Rain Rail For A 2002 Miata Mx-5 Se

    moisture in back carpeted area, someone told me the rain rail must be cracked

    166 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)
    Lorie Gaebler
    0

    Miata Dies When Gas Pedal Depressed

    I have owned my Miata for 2 years - 3 times this has happened - after driving an hour or so- when I press the gas pedal it acts like it wants to die - it has a whining noise under/behind the driver se...

    59 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)
    jet1ski
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    What Is The Best Rollbar For The Money That Will Protect Both Driver And Pa...

    551 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
    Mary Abbott
    0

    Muffler Swap From 1990 To 2002, Compatible?

    So, just throwing this out there to see if anyone can answer my question. I bought a 2002 Miata (1.8L) and there is a bit of rust on the exhaust. A friend of mine has an extra exhaust/muffler from an ...

    184 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 years ago)