2004 Mazda Miata MX-5

Base RWD 2-Dr Convertible I4 man trans

2004 mazda miata mx-5 Reviews and News

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Amid all the praise heaped upon the Miata since its debut, there's always been a small voice whispering, "Chick car." This spring, Mazda hopes to silence that at last with a turbocharged, limited-edition special, the Machospeed-er, make that Mazdaspeed-MX-5.
A Car of My Own
My husband gave me a new car for my fiftieth birthday. You are maybe thinking what I was thinking, and what I actually, stupidly, churlishly, began to say out loud: "You're giving the editor of a car magazine a new car?" But having worked for tips during my formative years, I instantly recovered, adding, "Sweetheart! That's just wonderful! I . . . I . . . I can't believe it!" I was holding the oil cap of a Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata, which I'd just dumped from the manila envelope he'd handed me. (A few words about my husband's joyful gift giving. He can't wait. He drives directly from the jewelry store to my office, three full weeks before Christmas, and hands me the pearls across my desk. He throws open the trunk of the car, pulls the new Ruger Red Label .28 gauge over-and-under shotgun-with special wood for the stock and a little woodcock engraving on the receiver, both of which he wrangled from the factory-from the trunk, and presses it into my hands. He grabs the front of my flannel pajamas, hauls me to a seated position in bed, and shouts, "Merry Christmas! Look!" and I am staring at an ice-fishing shanty he has assembled in the pre-dawn darkness, in the flower garden, just outside the bedroom window. It comes with a power ice auger that I can't lift. The longbow and wooden arrows. The kayak. The camouflage Ruger .12-gauge over-and-under duck gun. He is a serious sport.)
We made Truckee, California, the first night; Laramie, Wyoming, the second; and Iowa City, Iowa, the third. There was no drama to report on Interstate 80. I drove for exactly three hours; Tim reeled off the rest. Long car trips make me sleep like an infant (even with the seat nearly vertical, as it is in the MX-5; even with the slam-bang of the tight suspension hitting expansion strips on the interstate). There was enough crap packed in around the passenger footwell that Tim wouldn't have been able to scrunch in on that side, anyway. As it was, I could exit only by pulling my feet from my shoes. It's a wonder I didn't develop deep-vein thrombosis from not moving for hours on end.

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2004 Mazda Miata MX-5 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
Horsepower:
142 hp @ 7000rpm
Torque:
125 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt (optional)
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS (optional)
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R

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