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A dealer will have a much more inflated "Market Value" than a private seller at the same price every time. My car and a dealers car are very similar in every way (color, features, mileage, etc alth...
Why Is My Clutch Not Disengaging When The Pedal Is Pushed To The Floor?
My Miata has been parked in my garage for about 4 years unused. Got an offer to buy it from a friend. So he drained and replaced fluids including the gas and started her up. Everything was fine u...
1995 Mazda Miata Clutch Went Out
So I've got a 95 Mazda Miata manual and when I went to drive today I put the car in reverse and the clutch stuck and wouldn't disengage, staying to the floor, causing the car to stall out. I also ...
2015 Mx-5 Door Panel Removal
Tying to replace door speakers and need to know how to remove the door panel. I have done this on a 2008 MX-5, but the door panels on the 2015 MX-5 are different. Do you have instructions for this?
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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.