1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: Second Childhood!!

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Consumer Review

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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

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Second Childhood!!
By grannycraft on


1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata M-Edition 2dr Convertible


Bought my "97 in 2006. Have had more fun than I thought possible driving this car. Call it my "GrannyMobile."
I use non-ethanol gas and get 32-38 mpg. It is my everyday car. Over 200,000 m and still going strong. I will probably keep 'her' until she goes to Mazda heaven. Had professional rollbars installed, gives her more solidity.
Uses about 1/2 quart oil monthly, my mechanic can't find out where it is going.
Chk. it weekly.
Add an airscoop and a windblocker to the windshield, (when the top is down), and it keeps the low floor transm. heat out and my hat on.
My granddaughters just love to ride with 'Granny' with the top down.

Luv it!
Luv it! Luv it!!!!

Best Features

Headrest speakers. Ease of manually putting the top up and down.

Worst Features

Longer lasting, better paint. (original) Better locks on the top. I have had them release and the top 'blow' down when doing over 50mph. These locks are 20 yrs old, think I might need new ones? Where do I find them??
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