2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: Big improvement

2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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Big improvement
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2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

After two years in a 99 Miata, I
traded up to the new tubo Mazdaspeed.
With a slightly stiffer ride, the
overall driving experiece is markedly
improved. Accelleration, of course,
and handling is much improved, along
with the super Bose stereo system
which increases volume with faster
speed. My only complaint is that it
requires premium fuel, but that only
equates to about two dollars extra per
tank. Worth it. Im getting 26 mpg
highway mileage, if I go easy on the
pedal. There is no better bang for the
buck in sports cars, period.

Best Features

speed, looks, tires, stereo and braking,and handling.

Worst Features

Two improvements come to mind. One, I would have cruise control for longer rides. The right leg gets cramped after two hours on the highway. Second, I would route the intake away from the hot water hose which keeps intake air too hot. Randall intake fits.
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