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Just Plain Fun!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By rick401
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible 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
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Husker Fan
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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!!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By sally gooden
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible 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!!!


Best Features

Speakers in headrest!


Worst Features

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


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To Much Fun / Like an Anvil Reliability
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By a knesal
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible 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!!!


Best Features

The Zoom! Zoom! Looks! Mileage! Reliability!


Worst Features

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


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92000 Miles & Still Going!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By dougb
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible 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!


Best Features

Fun to drive, tight shifting, cornering is outstanding.


Worst Features

Better cup holder(s) and glass rear window.


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