Underway - 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test

1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test

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1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Underway

April 12, 2010

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You might be wondering the status of Project Miata. After all, it's been weeks since we introduced it.

The good news is we've got several areas brewing. The bad news is they'll take some time to come to fruition. And like any project, I expect some surprises along the way, so I'm reluctant to "tease." Suffice it to say that things are happening.

In the meantime we've simply been doing minor maintenance stuff. Yesterday I replaced the wipers (perfect timing, too, as some weird wet stuff fell from the sky right afterwards. Scary!), fixed the windshield squirter and tried replacing the broken side mirror glass only to find out that the replacement piece I bought doesn't fit. Apparently power mirror glass is shaped differently than manual mirror glass, and you can only buy replacement glass for manual mirror'd Miatas. Would have been nice to know that when I bought the glass...

Exciting, yeah? No, the opposite of that. But it will be soon.

Oh, and I'm thinking it'd be instructive / hilarious to do baseline performance testing of the car as-is. Sort of a "before" to compare to the changes we make along the way. What do you think?

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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