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2004 Mazda Miata

2004  Mazda Miata

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For 2004, Mazda's sports car doesn't get a complete overhaul or a complete redesign. Instead, its manufacturers took the more subtle approach when dealing with the 2004 Mazda Miata. They decided that instead of making a big splash, they would ease into the water surreptitiously.

So what exactly did they improve with this year's Miata? Basically, all they did was update the styling of its wheels. This is nothing new for the manufacturer-they have kept the same basic design for the Miata for over a decade.

However, being the world's most popular sports car, it's safe to say that the Miata can pretty much do as it pleases. After all, there is little chance people are ever going to turn away from a great ride, especially when it's offered at such a reasonable price.

Available Models
The 2004 Mazda Miata is offered in base, Club Sport, Shinsen Version, LS, and top-line SE models.

Interior Features
The 2004 Mazda Miata is a small, two-door convertible. It seats two people, but that's about it. The trunk really isn't that big either.

That's because the 2004 Mazda Miata isn't about size. It is a sports car for sunny Sunday drives, not cross-country treks. As such, the most important seat is the driver's, which is what the interior design centers around.

You sit down in deep bucket seats, which can be lined in leather (depending on the model). The steering wheel is wrapped in leather so you won't ever lose your grip. If you want, you can choose a Bose sound system that will engulf you in sound as the countryside zips by.

Exterior Features
The Mazda Miata is truly a convertible. All 2004 models have a manual-folding soft top with a heated glass rear window. A windblock panel is also included-its function is obvious. If that's not your thing, a removable hardtop is optional.

The 2004 Mazda Miata is rather tiny, so it doesn't need a ridiculous engine to give it a good amount of speed. The motor under its hood is a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder model. It delivers 142 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 125 lb-ft of torque at 5500 rpm.

The Miata's steering is power-assisted. Front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension with gas-filled shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars and a front suspension tower brace keep the ride nice and smooth.

Safety and Security
4-wheel disc brakes and dual front airbags are standard. Antilock brakes, a theft-deterrent system with an alarm and more are optional.

Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.8L I4
1.8L Turbo I4
142 @ 7000
178 @ 6000
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
4-spd: 23 / 28
5-spd: 23 / 28
6-spd: 22 / 28

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