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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Convertible
#142 of 162 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Jun 16, 2006 (12:30 pm)
Count me in! I just bought a base model 2001 Mazda Miata MX-5, Classic Red. Finally, the mid-life crisis has met it's match! I've wanted one for years and even though it's in the garage, I still can't believe it's mine. A couple of issues: 1)The weather stripping on the driver's window (not the windshield)at the top is loose. Is this something that can be easily repaired? 2) The power window switches are a little faded from the sun. Any remedy? 3)The cloth seats also need a little rejuvenating, what works best; and at the left side of the driver's seat, the vinyl that rubs up against the plastic support is worn. Best way to fix that? 4) Lastly, there are some spots on the inside of the plastic panel of the radio readout and the instrument panel that are not accessible. Is there any way to get to them? These are relatively minor issues but I want the car to be as perfect as it can be. Thanks in advance!
#143 of 162 Re: Hello & Welcome! [sturobert]
Jun 19, 2006 (11:49 am)
For the hard to reach spots, try a detail brush, they get in to those areas.
Cloth seats can be re-dyed. Do a Google search for this guy that nicknamed his Miata "Hakuna", he detailed the process on-line. Search for the words "Miata Hakuna seats" maybe.
#144 of 162 New Owner
Sep 24, 2006 (8:58 pm)
Excited and proud new owner of the 2007 PRHT in copper red, 6 speed manual, Grand touring with premium and suspension packages. Brought it home today!
Wife having some trouble getting used to the manual tranny after years of driving an auto, but its well worth it.
#145 of 162 Re: Hello & Welcome! [sturobert]
Oct 28, 2006 (9:08 am)
with any car bra, ONLY keep it on in dry weather. rocks will get under it and could scratch the paint. they're pretty easy to take on and off and a good idea to have if you'll be doing LOTS of cross country driving. Have fun on your trip! no suggestions on the roof rack but check out gomiata.com for good deals on miata accessories!
#146 of 162 safety in a miata
Oct 28, 2006 (9:12 am)
Hi Folks, just an FYI if any of you have ever questioned how safe is a miata. I can say, VERY SAFE, especially for side impact. This spring after just putting my 2005 miata back on the road after winter storage (with only 7600 miles), I got pinned between an 18 wheeler and a concrete jersey barrier. I walked away but my miata ended up being totaled. The side impact beams did what they should have. I did purchase a 2006 and took most of the summer getting used to it. Although the new features are a definate plus, I really loved the old style but am now just as happy with my 2006! It too will be going away soon so it's safe for the winter! A definate fun driving vechicle! I hope to have this one for a very long time!
#147 of 162 Re: safety in a miata [jo27]
Oct 30, 2006 (11:45 am)
Scary crash, glad you made it out OK.
#149 of 162 Re: Roof Latch Replacement by pszafranski
by claires HOST
Dec 05, 2006 (11:51 pm)
I noticed that you're responding to a post that was made quite awhile ago, so I've moved your post to our Miata MX-5: 2005 and Earlier discussion, where you might get a response more quickly.
#150 of 162 Re: New Owner [rahim]
Dec 08, 2006 (10:43 am)
Rahim, you certainly purchased your 07 MX-5 early - Good for you.
Their has been some discussion on the MX-5 PHRT board about the comfort level of leather seats. Since you have the grand touring package, you should have leather seats. Any feedback on the comfort level of seats for short and long term drives? During a MX-5 test drive I felt as if the contour sides of the seats were a little tight, almost as if Mazda were designing the seat cushion for a smaller driver versus medium/larger size adults. Maybe over time leather seats break in, but from what I've experienced the fit and comfort comes down to the design of the seat versus the material. Have you taken any long trip (over 200 miles) and noticed seating discomfort?
#151 of 162 Re: Luggage Rack? Bra? [wfredhart]
Dec 08, 2006 (11:12 am)
Get the 3M clear bra. Not cheap but well worth it.