Mazda MX-5 Miata Model Overview

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Questions

Car Runs Rough At Initial Start

when starting car in a.m. it starts fine but misses until after a minute or so i can rev it up passed 3000rpm and continue to rev engine for about 30 seconds, then car runs fine

02 Mazda Miata Engine Stall Out

Stutters and dies after driven for about 60 miles and outside temperature is hot. (90 deg) both cooling fans are working. Crank sensor has been replaced. IGN coils and wires replaced. Now the engin...

1996 Mazda Miata Cooling Fan

1996 Mazda miata cooling fan not working . Replaced sensor and relay still nothing

How Do U I Get The Gearshift From Stuck In Park?

Is There A Cabin Air Filter

I have a 2007 Miata MX5. There are leaves stuck the air conditioner / heating blower. Does it have a cabin air filter that I need to clean?

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.

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