1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: 3 year love affair

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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3 year love affair
By Kiko J on


1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible


I bought my used Miata 3 years ago and decided not to sell it when I moved from Florida to Michigan. In the snow I had my share of little problems but dringin top-down during spring/summer makes up for it and more. The Miata is an amazing car. Not only is it reliable but has a great design, I like the old box more than the new one but the new one still is cool. No problems except a failure with both the master and slave cylinder with the total cost being $400. For 3 years it ain't bad. I am torn between the RX-8 and the Mazdaspeed Miata for my next car; but I can say that Mazda delivers more performance for your buck than any other car manufacturer.

Best Features

Handling, looks, stereo, reliability.

Worst Features

Space, what else? More hp (has been taken care of in 2004!) and like many have said those cupholders behind the stick shift.
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