Last post on Nov 26, 2007 at 9:26 AM
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Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata, Convertible
#6 of 15 re: Miata an all year car [guitardave]
Sep 18, 2007 (6:58 am)
Driving it is OK.
Do not fold the top if the temps are below 40 degrees - it can crack! A new top costs $800-1200 installed, so you don't want that.
Also, if there is snow or ice on the top, don't hit the top to try to bang the ice loose, that can also make it crack.
The best thing to do is to remove snow as it accumulates, so ice doesn't form.
#7 of 15 mx- 5 winter tires
Oct 14, 2007 (2:17 pm)
I just brought a mx-5 2007. I want to drive it all year round. I was told the tires it came with are only good for the summer. I'm going to be driving it in the winter also. I need Ideas for good winter tires with good traction. If anybody can give me some ideas I'd appreciate it.
#8 of 15 Re: mx- 5 winter tires [topdown5]
Oct 16, 2007 (7:06 am)
I'm ordering a set of rims and winter tires for mine,going to the Tire Rack,from what I've heard they won't sell you anything that wouldn't work on your car, I'm doing rims and tires so I can swap them myself, they also balance them for you also. Tirerack.com
#9 of 15 Re: mx- 5 winter tires [wilzap]
Oct 22, 2007 (2:10 pm)
thank you for your input.
Nov 19, 2007 (7:26 am)
I have had this problem the last few times I have tried to take down the top. It happened again this morning.
It sticks like it won't come open so I keep pushing the button and holding down. It will pop open very slightly and stop. I push the button again and it might kind of make a pop and the cover will move up and sometimes I have to push again to get the top to go down after that.. I know you aren't supposed to do this under 40 degrees and it has been cool but not that cool. Is anyone else having this problem?
#12 of 15 Re: MIATA ... an all year car? [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 25, 2007 (2:05 pm)
Hey Juice, I'm thinking about swapping my Outback for a '99 Miata. The Miata comes with studs. As you know, I don't have to commute but it would be nice to be able to get to the ski hill once or twice a week. The road is well maintained and I wouldn't be going up on powder days.
Am I nuts? (ok, more nuts than usual?).
#13 of 15 Re: MIATA ... an all year car? [steve_]
Nov 26, 2007 (7:55 am)
With studded tires I think even a Mustang might make it. Well, maybe.
You will be fine, the question is what about the other cars sliding around you? You're small and a bit vulnerable. Just drive very defensively when the road has ice or snow.
#14 of 15 Re: MIATA ... an all year car? [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 26, 2007 (9:23 am)
The guy wants crazy money for it anyway so I'm not getting my hopes up, plus it's that dark green that looks as bad as black to keep clean.
But yeah, I know most of the calm back roads around here now and I don't have to drive when it's icy. Thanks!
Steve, just a tire kicking host visiting here....
#15 of 15 Re: MIATA ... an all year car? [steve_]
Nov 26, 2007 (9:26 am)
Same for me, I don't usually take any highways to and from work, and speeds are usually limited to about 45-50. The Miata thrives in a city environment because it's small and nimble.