Mazda MX-5 Miata Experts

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Model Overview

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Questions

laloaustin
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Not Smooth Shifting. Hard To Shift Cold From 1-2.

Just bought a 2009 GT Hard Top 42K miles, and the gear box is not smooth. It is hard to shift into 2nd gear. Better as it warms up. Noisy rear bearing will be replaced but should all clutch be RR wi...

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ronbar
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Backup Camera

what are the most popular backup cameras which have been installed in a Miata?

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Michael Kohlstedt
0

Is 13.02 A Appropriate Volt Reading For My Alternator

my alternator reads around 13.02 when running, under a load its about the sae, is that an acceptable volt reading or is it low

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nfp158
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Engine Shuts Down At Random When Driving At 40/45 Mph; Hard To Restart.

After engine shuts down at 40/45 mph, it is hard to restart but will restart in ~15/20 mins if left alone. Check engine light comes on but will clear in 3 or 4 cycles, then the problem resurfaces in ...

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my1990redbaby
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I Am Unable To Enter My E-mail Adress On My Ad, Which Makes It Pretty Usele...

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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.