Last post on Nov 12, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Convertible
#263 of 272 Sound System for Miata
Jul 22, 2011 (12:44 pm)
Just wanted to let everyone know I replaced the original OEM sound system in my '07 Touring with a new one. I am very happy with it; it sounds great even with the top down!
I installed the Kenwood KDC-BT645U CD Receiver. It has connections for my iPhone/iPod which I store in the glove box along with BlueTooth support for hands-free talking. I also added two Boston Acoustics S85 6"x8" 2-way Speakers in the doors. Then I added a Sound Ordnance B-8PT Flat subwoofer under/behind the passenger seat to give it a little OOMPH, which really makes a difference when the top is down.
#264 of 272 Re: Sound System for Miata [Birmingham]
Jul 22, 2011 (12:45 pm)
Cool, congrats. Did you hire an installer?
#265 of 272 6-sp AT vs Manual
Aug 07, 2011 (5:29 pm)
I am in the market for a late model Miata with PRHT and manual transmission. I ran into a 2009 soft-top model with less than 10K miles and 6-sp AT. The asking price is $18,999. Seems like the guy would go lower. I love driving with the manual, having owned 2 Miatas. How's the 6-sp AT? Thanks for any advice that you might have. -Hieu
#266 of 272 Re: 6-sp AT vs Manual [hieusha]
Aug 08, 2011 (6:47 am)
Sounds like a keeper of a car. Can't answer as to the six speed tranny vs. the five, as mine is only a five speed. I would wonder mostly as to why the guy wants to dump it already.
#267 of 272 Re: 6-sp AT vs Manual [hieusha]
Aug 08, 2011 (11:01 am)
That auto is so much better than the one that preceeded it. Plus the gearing is arguably better - taller 6th allows for quieter cruising than either manual.
There are 2 schools of thought:
1. Ain't no shame in it, now that the trans is actually good and has paddle shifters for the 6 ratios.
2. A Miata without a manual is sacreligious.
I'd avoid it only if you belong to the 2nd camp.
#268 of 272 Re: 6-sp AT vs Manual [ateixeira]
Aug 08, 2011 (11:42 am)
I have driven both AT and 6 speed manual and if you go with AT you will be giving up a lot of the driving experience the Miata was designed for. Consumer Reports said the Miata handles and drives like a Porche; and they were not testing the AT,
#269 of 272 Re: 6-sp AT vs Manual [Birmingham]
Aug 08, 2011 (11:44 am)
I agree, but....
Legroom is limited. With the auto you could remove the left leg rest (dead pedal) and if you're taller, you'd be more comfortable.
That's not what the Miata was meant for, if you want comfort buy a Buick, but still, it does broaden the appeal for those who want a roadster.
#270 of 272 2006 MX-5 Miata Headlight replacement? - Diagram?
Nov 11, 2011 (6:15 pm)
Hi my driver's side headlight (low-beam) just went out. I ordered a new pair (may as well replace both sides) and was trying to find a diagram of the assembly but my search-fu is weak.
Does anyone have a diagram of how to take one apart? I've replaced bulbs before (mazda pickup, daewoo lanos, etc...) but the 2006 Miata definitely has a tighter fit and a lot more parts to go through.
Or if you could recommend a book I could pick up from the library or even the local shop it would be great.
#271 of 272 Re: 2006 MX-5 Miata Headlight replacement? - Diagram? [rerednaw]
Nov 12, 2011 (8:52 am)
Even the Miata.net garage has nothing on that. Hmm.