2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: O.K., But......
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2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Consumer Review

2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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O.K., But......
By mikehs2 on

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2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Convertible

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Remember this car was designed by the Japanese to imitate the experience of the MG. The MG was designed for the very winding roads of back woods England, 35-45 M.P.H. They totally hit the mark,if you drive a lot on very windy country roads, or just drive around town to Safeway and Starbucks. However, if you are on the freeway at all, this is not an "Autobahn" car. At 60 M.P.H. the R.P.M.'s are 3,500+. It has 5 speeds. So, on any normal vehicle the R.P.M. should be about 1,800. Realistically, with the right gear ratio, this car could get 45-50 M.P.G at 60. Watch out for the plastic radiator. It will fail between 120K-130K.

Best Features

O.K. for chicks who want to look cool. Not for guys 5'6", or above.

Worst Features

Up the gear ratio. On "Click and Clack" they commented on the fact that the Miata could "Climb a tree". True, but terrible on the open road, i.e. I-5, S.F. to L.A.
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