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#50 of 114 Thoughts on cruise control and premium gas
Apr 10, 2006 (5:23 pm)
I have just purchased a 2005 Mazda Miata MX-5 GS 6 speed manual. I would like to add an after market cruise control for those long freeway trips. Are there reliable units out there? Will they be warranty acceptable? Do you folks out there use the premium gasoline as manufacturer recommends? Premium gas here in Canada is currently about $4.60 a U.S. gallon!!! Is 87 or 89 octane reasonable enough? I of course don't want to harm the car. Any other tips for a "newbie" Miata owner would be appreciated. Thanks.
May 24, 2006 (3:53 am)
Anyone have it installed on an '06? Any issues?
#52 of 114 Need OEM Floor Mats
Jun 22, 2006 (2:47 pm)
I have a 2001 Miata and the driver's side floor mat is worn. I bought new ones from the dealer which were factory supplies but they are nowhere as good as my originals. The fabric is thinner, there is no heel guard on the driver's mat and the color, although marked as "black",is gray. The dealer indicated that Mazda is using a new supplier. I have heard the same story from many dealers. There is one pair on Ebay now but I am leery to buy them without actually seeing them. Thoughts???
#53 of 114 Re: Need OEM Floor Mats [sturobert]
Jun 23, 2006 (8:31 am)
Maybe ask the seller to take more photos? Or weigh them, to see if they weigh the same as yours. Thicker carpet would weigh significantly more.
Or go aftermarket, try a place like GoMiata.
Aug 15, 2006 (10:33 am)
Howdy. I was wondering where I could get a new top. I've heard of this kwiktops.com place. Anyone know if they're any good?
#56 of 114 Couldn't tell ya
Aug 15, 2006 (12:05 pm)
Hey man, I couldn't tell ya where you could find a new top other than at the dealer (if you're looking for either a soft of hard top for the Miata) but one thing I can tell you is that a lot of people need to make sure they keep up on theirs, and maintain them properly with the right conditioners and cleaners! Many people don't do a thing to their tops assuming that they shouldn't need to do anything more than with a hardtop automobile, but the fact of the matter is the top does take some care and they're flat out wrong! Anyways, good luck with whatever you do and I will take a look for some tops for ya and see what I can find! Good luck and God bless!
#57 of 114 Top Cleaners
Aug 16, 2006 (12:34 pm)
Any recommendations? - I have a black cloth top.
#58 of 114 Increasing Wheel and Tire Size to Low Profile
Aug 18, 2006 (3:53 am)
My 97 Miata has stock 14" wheels and tires. I'm considering increasing to 17" wheels with 205 40 17 tires. Has anyone done this to their first generation Miata? How do they fit? Are you satisfied with the look, ride, and handling? How much harder is the ride with these low profile tires? I also want to go with all season tires. Any suggestions on tire and wheel brands.
#59 of 114 Clear Bras
Aug 18, 2006 (8:02 am)
Has anyone had a clear bra put on their MX-5? I had one done by the dealer on my new MX-5 but was wondering a few things. First, they only put it on the front of the hood and not the front bumper at all. The dealer said the bumpers are designed to withstand small chips etc. Is that right? Second, I was wondering how these hold up over the years. They say for maintenance I should wash and wax it like the rest of the car. Any experience in this area you wish to share? Lastly, has anyone put this on their car themselves? How hard was that to do? Thanks.