REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum

Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Technical Discussion > Manufacturer Tech Forums > Mazda Tech Resources

Mazda Tech Resources All Mazda Tech info

Thread Tools
Old 12-16-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
Captain Happy Bubble is my Homeboy
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lower Mainland
Posts: 337
Thanked 129 Times in 22 Posts
Possibly a new mazda owner


I'm planning on getting a Miata after i sell my current civic, do you guys have any advices on what to look for? I have no knowledge at all about miata's so anything helps!

Best year? Personally i think the early 90's look great.
Any common engine/body problems?
How often do you have to replace the soft top? and how to tell if its any good?

Anything helps!

K-bad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 07:47 AM   #2 Licensed Sponsor
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,808
Thanked 155 Times in 137 Posts
We know about convertible tops. You have to look for the normal stuff, burning blue, rust, clutch worn, tires. Listen for engine noise, clunking, shake all the wheels. The stock shocks are lousy.

For the convertible, the standard top had a plastic zip out window. Conversions include glass windows, and heated glass windows, and plastic windows that do not zip out. I would look for a car that had a hard top with it as well. It makes it way more comfortable and dry.
Overseas Auto

210 E 4th at Main
Vancouver BC V5T 1G5
Telephone - 604 879 6288
Toll Free - 1 800 665 5031

Text 604-836-7278

MSN Messenger

We take Interac, Cash, Visa, MC, Amex,

Open 8-5 Monday to Friday, 11-1 Saturday

We have been supplying quality accessories, parts, tires, wheels for 51 years.
Overseas Auto1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 04:09 AM   #3
What hasn't Killed me, has made me more tolerant of RS!
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kelowna, BC, Ca
Posts: 162
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
go ask here Vancouver Miatas :: Index
Id rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy
spigot52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
Captain Happy Bubble is my Homeboy
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lower Mainland
Posts: 337
Thanked 129 Times in 22 Posts
Thanks for the tips overseas.

^ I made an account but I can't sign in cause it needs to be approved by a mod? Its been a week already. How solid are the engines on miata's? I've seen a couple 2xx,xxx ones that look pretty good but I'm not sure if they're built like civics(my previous car)
Posted via RS Mobile
K-bad is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc. cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of