1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Reliability

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Base Convertible (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Spark Plug Wires. This failure may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Spark Plug Wires is estimated at $61.55 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured. Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant may be possible; however, Mazda has not released any information on retrofitting at this time.

The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Mazda MX-5 Miata by Identifix

  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Engine N/A N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A N/A
Brake N/A N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A N/A
Starting & Charging N/A N/A
Accessories N/A N/A
Overall N/A N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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