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1997 Mazda Miata Mx-5 Hardtop Slammed on 2040-cars

US $6,800.00
Year:1997 Mileage:85000

Poplar Grove, Illinois, United States

Poplar Grove, Illinois, United States

Hardtop ($1,200)
Soft top
Manual flip up light control mod
Alpine head unit ($300)
iPhone Jack
Removed Cats
Rims ($1,000)
Tires ($230)
XXR 002 15x8 +0 195/45/15 Toyo t1r tires up front
195/50/15 tires in rear
2 Spare stock wheels and tires
New brakes
Sway bars ($200)
End links ($120)
Front bumper lip ($100)
Welded differential ($200)
Boss Frog roll bar ($500)
HSD Coil Overs ($1,000)
Competition Stage 2 clutch (1000 miles)

This is a 97 Mazda Miata MX-5 with only 85,000 miles. It's a 5 speed manual and has been modified to be a really fun track car with everything you would need to race, show, or just to mess around with this summer. The interior is in very good condition. It's super fun to drive, very reliable and starts and runs perfect every time. It's a donut machine! I just started using it as my summer daily driver. Sound system sounds very good. The check engine light comes and goes because of the cats but it's not an issue, it's been driven like this for 2 years with no problem. It has very little rust you can't really notice unless you get low and look for it. The paint has some scratches here and there but nothing major. There is a dent in the passenger side front quarter panel next to the light but no paint damage. The soft top rear window has cracks in it but it does not leak when it rains. The exhaust tip is broken off at the muffler but isn't really an issue. There's a lot of good mods in this car that make it perform the best it could. I'm not in any hurry to sell, only selling it because I want something different. The title is clean, I prefer cash and will NOT ship anywhere. Text me at any time and I'll respond right away at 815-543-0515.

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Scion FR-S pitted against oldtimers RX-8 and S2000

Tue, 07 May 2013

There are very few vehicles available today that compare directly with the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins. A case could be made for the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and possibly even six-cylinder versions of American coupes like the Ford Mustang. Pretty much everything else is either too expensive or is powered by the wrong set of wheels.
The boys from EverydayDriver on YouTube decided the only fair way to judge the inherent qualities of the Toyobaru twins was to pit them against two standard-bearers of years past: The Honda S2000 and Mazda RX-8. Neither of these cars is an exact matchup, with the Honda boasting a convertible top and the RX-8 offering more practicality via a rear seat and two reverse-opening doors for easier access. What they do offer, however, are similar performance stats and proven reputations for excellent handling.
None of this talk answers the real question, though: Which one wins the comparison test? Scroll down to watch the video, and be prepared for something of a surprise conclusion.

Honda, Nissan and Mazda recalling 3 million vehicles for airbag inflators

Mon, 23 Jun 2014

Three million more vehicles can be added to the worldwide tally to be repaired for the faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata. Honda, Nissan, and Mazda have all issued recalls to replace the bad part, including about 1.2 million of them in North America. NHTSA has been investigating all three companies, plus Chrysler and Toyota, for potentially affected vehicles.
Honda is recalling roughly 1.02 million Civic, CR-V, Odyssey and Element models In North America, built between April 2000 and October 2002. Mazda needs to repair 14,794 units of the RX-8 and Mazda6, and Nissan has 228,000 vehicles in North America to be fixed.
Chrysler is also starting what it calls a "regional field action" to replace the inflators in the 2006 Dodge Charger, according to a company spokesperson. The company says that it has not yet found the problem in any of its vehicles, but it's being done "out of an abundance of caution." The final number of Chargers affected will be announced later this week.

Mazda previews 2016 Miata Global MX-5 Cup racer

Wed, 05 Nov 2014

At this point, we all know that the Mazda MX-5 Miata is a highly capable racing platform. Mazda even claims that the car is the most road-raced model in the world. Fittingly, then, the Japanese brand is making a huge announcement about the future of motorsport for its next-generation convertible. The MX-5 Cup is going worldwide in 2016 as the MX-5 Global Cup, and all of the racers are getting behind the wheel of the upcoming fourth-gen Miata, similar to the gorgeous redhead pictured above.
"It has long been our goal to see Mazda fans around the world competing in identical MX-5s, and the launch of the 2016 MX-5 Miata is the perfect time to make this goal a reality," said Masahiro Moro, Managing Executive Officer in charge of Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for Mazda in the company's announcement.
The racing version makes its grand debut at this year's SEMA show, although at the moment it's really more of a concept. Mazda confirms that the racer uses the 2.0-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder, but the other important parts like tires, suspension and safety equipment are not yet determined. The cars "will be sold ready to race from a single supplier," according to automaker's announcement for the series.