MX-5 Owners Club

Kyle Thomas
21/04/2019
Hay, Im Kyle from Virginia, United States I have a slightly modified 92 NA
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  • Waldis Pena
    24/05/2019
    Found a nice mx5 LE from 93 in my area is it worth picking up or is there another version of the na that I should consider? Just getting into the mx5!
    George Hunt
    17/06/2019
    hi guys! Im George and im from Britain. I drive a mk1 UK edition! Here she is and her name is Polly
    Jamie Thornton
    04/09/2019
    Best place to look for an miata for a few hundred quid??? Keep seeing on channels like Car Throttle that theyre easy to find for under 500 but I can't find any anywhere👀
    Wheels Holmes
    06/09/2019
    These are my 5’s The newest is a 2.0 184BHP, the second one is an NC 2.0L option pack, whatever that is? The third is an NB 1.8S, the fourth is just a plain old 1.8 NB but I love them all. I have owned in excess of forty cars in my life and none come close to the MX-5 in, driving by the seat of your pants thrills. Drive to a track day, have a bit of a laff and drive home. What’s not to like?
    Ted Mulholland
    22/09/2019
    Anyone know about MX5 production Halt?
    Andrea Bonezzi
    22/10/2019
    Hi guys! Which winter tires brand do you recommend? Thank you 😉
    Richard Houlton
    26/10/2019
    DriveTribe
    Richard Houlton | DriveTribe
    Car No18 ‘17 Mazda MX5 RF 2.0 GT I’d never owned an MX5. My wife had an ‘08 NC for 3 years and it was a car I liked, but never really loved. I’d driven a few NAs and and always really respected them...but the bottom line was also that I just wasn’t a “convertible guy”. I always hoped Mazda would build a coupe! My BRZ was up for replacement, and my wife had bought an Abarth 124 three months earlier, and I really liked the Abarth. Mazda had also unveiled the RF not long before the Abarth was released, and I loved how it looked. Maybe this was an MX5 I could own? My wife was working for a chain of car dealers at the time, and she saw the first RF arrive...and called me immediately to take a look. I loved it. So tiny but it looked like a Japanese sports car should. I immediately arranged a test drive...and their only available car was a soft top...which hadn’t yet benefited from the RF’s revised suspension tune...but I didn’t know that at the time. The first roundabout I threw it into, at a speed that would barely have ruffled my BRZ, scared the hell out of me. It changed direction twice as fast as the BRZ and then lurched onto its outside rear and onto the bumpstop and then felt like it was going to trip over the wheel. It didn’t feel that good if I’m honest. The steering felt a bit light and dumb after the BRZ and it felt like it had very little caster. Figuring it was fixable, I ordered the car (because I loved everything else about it) and contacted an ND softtop owning friend who laughed and recommended Eibach US spec springs. 20% stiffer than stock but designed to work with standard springs. He also advised getting a wheel alignment that dialled in as much caster as possible to improve the caster effect on the steering. Both were applied before I even took delivery of the car. As it turns out, “the flop” had already been fixed on the RF but adding 20% stiffness didn’t upset the car much...and it was still pretty soft. The ride was great for a small sports car, the levels of movement (pitch and roll) still slightly alarming after the stiff/flat BRZ, but once I started to get used to it, I realised it was genius. Unlike the BRZ and my wife’s Abarth, this car moved in response to every input. The nose rose under acceleration. Dived under brakes. Turn in and it rolled heavily onto its outside rear but the car dived into corners. In a big heavy car, it would have been a disaster, but the MX5’s lack of mass meant it never felt ungainly. It just felt agile and hyper alert and exciting...even at 40kph driving to the shops! And if speeds rose, and things started to get more serious, if you had confidence to push through the initial “exciting” nervousness, the car always settled securely, never did anything really scary, and had very high limits and could hold impressive corner speeds. The more miles I put on it, and the more pushed it, the more I understood it, and the more I loved it. I finally had a car with the same level of fun and adjustability as my old Prelude. I love everything about this car. It’s well equipped. Built and finished with nice quality materials (on another level to the 80s Corolla level of finish on the BRZ). Okay, it’s not that practical, but it’s a joy driving it too work in traffic where the 2.0 Skyactiv has lovely torque from 1500 and really requires very few gear changes if you are being lazy. And of course it’s a joy on Sunday morning backroads chasing my friends in their turbo hot hatches and doing a pretty good job sticking with them whilst probably challenging me more than their ridiculously capable hot hatches are challenging them. It’s a ridiculously good car. It really is. It’s miraculous that Mazda can build a car in 2016 that channels so well what made the original NA great and can do it meeting 21st century requirements for safety and equipment levels. It is the best MX5 ever. Mine is now it’s nearly 3 years old....and I’m thinking about replacing it with another one. And that’s a first for me!
    Michał Klich
    08/11/2019
    Hello, winter tires: Bridgestone Blizzak were great on snow. I was able to do looong skids with open diff and front tires were "glued" to the surface so the car turned well and I was turning by using throttle pedal ;).
    Preston Flowers
    14/11/2019
    What is up gys
    Preston Flowers
    14/11/2019
    Guys I mean
    Preston Flowers
    16/11/2019
    anybody around tonight
    Jan Granqvist
    05/12/2019
    Hi guys, so I own an nb mx-5 '01 model and I'd like to fit it with a torsen LSD, however I'm very new to cars and I don't understand much. So I started researching torsen LSD's and I found that MX-5's with 6-speeds have different ratios. So I'm wondering what kind of LSD I need for my mx-5? Does the ratio matter, and what else should I be looking for?
    Ben Koenig
    08/12/2019
    Robert Thornton proposes we begin an MX-5 forum in chat. What does everybody think? @tribe
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  • Ben Koenig
    08/12/2019
    Most recent active members have been added to MX5 contributors list also.
    John Valinski
    08/12/2019
    As long as I can send pictures of my Miat
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  • Preston Flowers
    08/12/2019
    the rear end swap should be easy if you have the right tools and a torsen would be fun as heck to drive
    Max Gehr
    08/12/2019
    You can Check Out the sps-motorsport Shop, they have the stuff you need
    Jan Granqvist
    08/12/2019
    Alright sick! You guys answered lol. And yeah that's the plan, I'm currently a little irritated with the monstrous one tire fire through the curves hahah
    Jan Granqvist
    08/12/2019
    And welding my diff is 90% a no go for me :p
    Guy Jenner
    08/12/2019
    My 2019 2.0 ND RF. I’ve always loved the l👁👁k of the RF so ended up biting the bullet💥 & getting one. No regrets - awesome fun 😃.
    Jan Granqvist
    08/12/2019
    ooh I love it 😍
    Jan Granqvist
    08/12/2019
    I want to test an ND someday just so I can compare
    Kory Collier
    08/12/2019
    Nice
    Robert Thornton
    20/12/2019
    Question: I have a 2006 NC MX-5. It wouldn't start two nights ago or the next morning. The battery is fine. The fuse is fine. Turn the key... nothing. Compression started it and drove it to my mechanic. When they looked into the issue, it started up just fine, as if everything is normal. They have no idea what caused it. This same thing happened to me two months ago - but only once! Turned the key... nothing. 15 minutes later, it started fine AND didn't have the problem again until two nights ago. There are no reoccurring issues to give me clues. Any ideas? Anyone else have this issue? Thanks
    sounds like a starter issue. Your starter itself is most likely failing.
    Robert Thornton
    19/01/2020
    - Thanks Jarrell. It hasn't happened for over a months and has only happened on two occasions total in five, so I'm thinking it might be some kind of short somewhere. In the starter or to the starter.
    Robert Thornton
    19/01/2020
    Nice! I like that blue.
    Robert Thornton
    19/01/2020
    - I only knew about Mazda cancelling production of the MX-5 from reading that being one of the reasons Fiat is cancelling production of the 124 Spider. I read somewhere else Mazda only sold a little over 8000 MX-5's in 2019.
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