Mazda MX-5 Miata Model Overview

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Does A 2008 Miata Have A Timing Belt That Needs Replacement Or A Chain Whic...

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Rpm On My 1993 Miata Is 4000 @ 70 Mph, Is This Normal?also Keep Increasing,...

i JUST GOT THIS CAR and....RPM on my 1993 Miata is 4000 @ 70 mph, is this normal?Also keep increasing, as I accelerate more (80mph @ 5000 RPM)

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An Out Of State Dealer Agreed To Take My Car To A Local Shop My Mechanic Re...

I live in Ca but am considering a used car I found online in Az. The dealer agreed to take my car to a local shop my mechanic recommended to inspect, but not unless I agree on an "up-front, out of d...

Want To Get Daughter A Miata

good morning. im looking to get my daughter a miata. i have (max) 15k to spend; id like to spend 6k-10k ... but im willing to go up to 15k. my question is there any particular years where these c...

Auto Door Locks

i start the car and get out, the door locks behind me. How can I change that so that it does not lock automaticly?

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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