1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: Awesome Affordable performance
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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible - Consumer Review

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Awesome Affordable performance
By dbensyl@att.net on

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

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This is my third Miata after owning a 1990 and then a 1994 model. I have owned many cars from cheap imports to a Lexus LS 400. In my opinion the Miata is the most trouble free car on the road to own and operate, and a joy to drive. I put over 100,000 miles on the first one and only replaced an $8 headlight (excluding routine oil changes, tires, and filters). The only weakness I have seen in these cars is that the OEM spark plug wires do not last that long. Replacement spark plug wire set will last for another 100,000 miles and cost around $30-35. This car is always a blast to drive and will never leave you stranded.

Best Features

Awesome mechanical reliability, great build quality, fun to drive, averages about 25 mpg city and 28-29 highway!

Worst Features

Bigger drink holders, better OEM spark plug wires.
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