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#3 of 22 Chat night...
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May 04, 2004 (4:48 am)
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Apr 04, 2005 (2:49 pm)
I want to look at new miata and see all factory options including colors and all other goodies!!! how do I do this
#5 of 22 garden
Apr 05, 2005 (5:38 am)
The most obvious options would be
1. Go to your local dealer
May 11, 2005 (11:43 am)
My Miata was broken into, the fools slashed the soft top cover. Now I need to get a new one, but cannot find a place that will install it. Does anyone have a place they could recommend in the Bay Area, Berkeley or Oakland California would be ideal. I would greatly appreciate any advice one might have.
#8 of 22 Top Vandalized
May 12, 2005 (7:43 am)
Sorry to hear that.
I had a rock thrown through my top's window a couple of weeks ago. I just ordered a new top and will install it myself, in fact it arrived yesterday.
Gomiata.com has them, a complete no-zipper top for a '90-97 with glass runs $450, not too bad. Comes with instructions, and the rain rail pre-installed.
In Cali there are actually far more installers than here on the east coast, look around. Maybe even Google Robbins Top and then look for installers, I'd venture to guess that *most* of them are in California, actually.
Installed I usually see prices from $600 (plastic window) to just over a grand for glass with defroster.
Good luck. Insurance did pay for mine, minus the comprehensive deductible.
#9 of 22 Installers for soft tops
May 12, 2005 (4:19 pm)
Just about any decent upholstery shop should be able to install it for you. Around here, they seem to charge about $200 for the labor. You will probably be able to buy the top on the net for less than the upholsterer can get it.
#10 of 22 My top is in...
May 13, 2005 (7:54 am)
Came in just this week. I might try to install it tomorrow, in my car port because of course we are due to get rain (figures).
#11 of 22 New Owner/91 LE
May 02, 2006 (3:36 am)
Hi: I'm excited to have just purchased a 91 Miata. My most pressing concern is the timing belt; it has not been replaced and while the mileage is low (under 20K) I wonder if I should replace the belt based on the age of the car?
Next up I'm wondering what is the preferred leather treatment to keep the seats from aging excessively?
THANKS in advance,
May 02, 2006 (7:14 am)
Based on the age, I'd say yes, it would be a good idea to change the belt. Here are some instructions if you feel up to it:
It is a non-interference engine, so it the belt does break you won't total the engine, but you will be stranded.