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Just Plain Fun!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By rick401
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


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Bought the car last October, I have owned MG's and Austin Healey Sprite. This car is as fun to drive as those but with great reliability. Red with automatic transmission - its a head turner and I cant keep my wife out of it. Replaced factory stereo, added style bars for a wind screen. 130,000 miles and runs great!!!


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Second most fun you can have
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Husker Fan
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


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I'm the third owner having bought the car in Sept 02 with 33k on it. In 7 years and 30k miles all it's required has been regular maintenance and a set of tires. Have had an MG, Austin Healey, Alfa Spider and a Sunbeam Tiger and several Mustangs a Firebird and some BMWs. The Miata isn't the most practical but it's the most fun for the least money and the greatest reliability. I'm 6'2, 185 and 60 years old. I fit it in it fine and don't need a break until we've gone for a couple hours. Buy one if you can find one with decent miles in good shape.


Favorite Features

Handling, transmission, reliability and the option to go topless when you want to. Starts in the cold, which the Alfa wouldn't; doesn't leak, which all of the old ones did.


Suggested Improvements

They've done what was needed with subsequent models. Plastic rear window isn't great, interior a little on the plain side.


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LOVE MY RAGTOP!!!!
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By sally gooden
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


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Wanted one for about 2 years...finally took the plunge!! Bought it for a toy but can't stay out of it!! Mt husband & I put a new top on!! Looks great!! SOOOOOOOOO much fun!!!


Favorite Features

Speakers in headrest!


Suggested Improvements

A few rattles...but HEY, its a 1993 model.....


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To Much Fun / Like an Anvil Reliability
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By a knesal
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


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I finally acquired my 1993 Miata 2005 after lusting for one since 89. No disappointments. Couldn't live with out one now. Fun! Still has that Zoom! Still has that universal attractiveness. People still ask what it is with a big smile on their faces. The best thing after the fun factor is the mileage 28-31 MPG in town, and 39-41 MPG on the hwy. Just turned in a 40.30 MPG from a trip through mountains with a lot of twisties and elevation changes. Reliability? 140k+ miles with the original clutch and rear brakes. I have a hardtop which is essential to year round use here in Puddle Town (Portland, Or.). Buy the best one you can find. Consider a hardtop. Happy Zooming!!!


Favorite Features

The Zoom! Zoom! Looks! Mileage! Reliability!


Suggested Improvements

Tires. Wheels. Shocks. Cruise control. New stereo and speakers (after market). Hardtop.


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92000 Miles & Still Going!
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By dougb
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


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Got this car from my brother and what a joy to drive. It's not fast off the line but it has "maintenance speed" as you don't have to slow down for corners. Needs to be put up to 5000 rpm for shifting to get the maximum "go" out of it, this is what it was built for!


Favorite Features

Fun to drive, tight shifting, cornering is outstanding.


Suggested Improvements

Better cup holder(s) and glass rear window.


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My best out of ten cars. My true joy.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sickcured
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Limited 2dr Convertible


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I bought this car while at Wyotech and took it from the deep south to just east of Pittsburgh, in the winter mind you. This was my first experience driving in the snow and ice. Thankfully, it came with the hard top. Wyotech did not pan out but my love for my Miata did. Have had a new white paint job, cloth top, stereo, and spec Miata wheels (15' with 205/50/15s, with ultra high performance tires). Other than those upgrades I have not done a thing to it execpt change the oil every 3 to 4 thousand miles and rotated the tires once. This car is my girlfriend right now and I will not let any one else drive it. Would like to make performance upgrades to autocross in the future. I will race.


Favorite Features

The short throw shifter, handling, and high reving power. Plus mod possibilities. Dropping the top in the deep south is great for almost year around driving. I just love the looks I get from other people and the waves from other Miata drivers.


Suggested Improvements

Stiffer chassis, more power from a turbo charger at a high psi and a return to the pop up headlights for the new models. When the headlights are down durning the day it gives the car such a clean look and at night who cares it is dark anyway. More interior/exterior color options.


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Roadster Fun
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By Fun Times
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


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Great little car. Bought it when it was 9 years old with 33k miles on it. Other than tires, gas/oil only thing I've had to do was replace a fuse and the bulb in the tail light in the trunk while putting 21k more miles on it. With $3+ gas it gets good mileage and is fun to drive. Think it's still on the origional top although the rear windows foggy. Have owned an MG, Austin Healey, Sunbeam Tiger and an Alfa Romeo; the Miata's as fun to drive, starts when it's cold, keeps you dry in the rain and is as reliable as a stove.


Favorite Features

Easy operating top, reliability, roadster fun.


Suggested Improvements

If you're close to 60 and need to change a fuse, get your kid to do it.


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Reliable and fun
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By Dr.D
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


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By far the best car I've ever owned. Purchased new and been all over the US. Very reliable and the most bang for the buck. Car has been lowered and stiffened a bit with Koni shocks so there are a few squeaks and rattles but it's a sports car. Nothing like the older British stuff that broke down continually. A blast in the winter with Blizzaks on cheap steel rims. Chicks love this car and kids stare and wave.


Favorite Features

Simple convertible top that lays quite flat and doesn't impede rear view. Low door height so you feel more at one with the car instead of engulfed by it. Love the black-n-tan paint scheme with the leather seats.


Suggested Improvements

Radio works very spottily and we always want more power, right? Glad I got it with posi.


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Love my Miata!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Bradley
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Limited 2dr Convertible


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I bought this car sight unseen. Tan top and automatic transmision. It took me almost two days to fall in love with it. It handles extremely well. Floats down the highway. The engine is solid and sounds great too! Steering is tight and sure. I can really feel the road. And it stops fast! With the top down, there are no blind spots whatsoever, but, with the top up and if it's raining, whooo, it can get a little hairy. And the top does leak. But I can live with that. Overall I love my miata. No one drives a Miata because they HAVE to. they drive a Miata because they WANT to.


Favorite Features

With the top and windows down there are NO blind spots. You know exactly where you are on the road. And the handling is exceptional.


Suggested Improvements

Poor visibilty with the top up. I don't know if there is anything that can be done about that.


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New Thrills
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Rick
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


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Just weeks ago, we realized one of our mid-life fantasies with the purchase of our 1993 Miata. We are can't quite wipe the smile off our faces as we zoom-zoom through the North Georgia mountains in our road-hugging roadster. Right price, well maintained - and named "Stella".


Favorite Features

Quick and easy top-down operation, body-hugging interior, and effortless maneuverability. Nice body lines.


Suggested Improvements

Slightly larger trunk.


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