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Mazda MX-5 Miata Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 133 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    Side-impact standards for 1997 are met a year early, and to offset the added weight, Mazda boosts power and torque.

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (22 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Old dog still hunts!

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Vehicle: 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Miata and I became acquainted in the early spring last year. I immediately fell in love. There have not been any mechanical breakdowns on this high mileage machine (198,000 so far). I have added a few inexpensive handling improvements (lowered shocks/springs, strut bar, sway bars front and rear, and new performance tires). These have brought the car alive! There have been a few more reconditioning items that I have added to make the ride more enjoyable but this car although not fast handles the mountains around here like nothing else! Lots of fun to be had while still doing less than jail worthy speeds. I love the old Miata.



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I love my car!!!!!!!!!

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Vehicle: 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Her name is Whitney and she is beauty! I have loved her from the first time I saw her! She is fun to drive and just my size! For years my sisters (All drive large cars) have questioned my decision not to buy another cars. 1. Theres no need! Whitney provides everything I want in a car. 2. Gas is too damn high! I get 27 miles to the gallon! 3. When we all get together, my car is left at home. Only two seats so not good for carpools or designated driving! 4. NO CAR PAYMENT FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS! Need I say more?



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Lotsa miles

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Vehicle: 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Fun and reliable car. Averaged about 30mpg in combined city/highway driving. Regular gas. The interior is a bit cramped if you have long legs. The cigarette lighter may hit your knee. I have put about 130k miles on this car. It still has the original front suspension components, alternator and many other components. I only had problems (initially) with the clutch pump and head gasket. After their replacement - at about 100k miles - I've had no further problems with these items. Very reliable and fun car. Highly recommended. I just bought a 2001 model to replace this one. You'll love this car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

What's New for 1996

Side-impact standards for 1997 are met a year early, and to offset the added weight, Mazda boosts power and torque.

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carguy58
carguy58
07-04-2007
Mazda sold 25,671 units compared to last years 23,700(estimated number) and Mazda sales are up 152K this year vs 140K last year. The 3 is up saleswise 20.7 percent from 51k sold last year YTD to 62K s...


garnermike
garnermike
11-27-2007
I've owned 2 Mazdas in my time (1991 Protege and 1996 and 2007 MX-5 Miatas). Have also owned a Honda (2006 Civic), a Toyota (2001 Camry), and two Subarus (1997 Forester and 1993 Impreza). My new 2007 ...