2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata  -  $21,305


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,305
Base Invoice: $19,751
Destination Charge: $670
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv Man SV
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 22 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2dr Conv Man SV
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing

Pros

Classic roadster driving experience and overall performance; easy manual top operation; fuel efficiency.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata, or just Miata, as it's more commonly known, comes with a 166-horsepower, 2.0L four-cylinder engine, matched with a standard five-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. A six-speed manual is standard on top Touring, Grand Touring, and Special Edition models, and a six-speed Sport A/T automatic that includes paddle-shifters beside the steering wheel is available on all but the base SV.

The engine is mounted rather far back to ensure a good weight balance, and it uses a modern aluminum block with chain-driven overhead camshafts, plus variable intake valve timing for better low- and mid-rev response. At least 90 percent of engine torque is available from 2500 rpm up to 6700.

The Miata's driving experience is unlike most other vehicles available, with its exceptionally light weight, tight suspension, direct steering, rev-happy engine, and short-throw shifter combining to create a very direct driving experience that gives a feel of open-air speed without actually having to break the law.

The Miata comes with a standard manual-folding soft top with a centrally located latch handle to make it easy and quick. There's also a Power Retractable Hard Top model, which adds a weather-tight folding hard top that opens or closes in only 12 seconds.

The Miata soft top is available in SV, Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Special Edition trim, while the PRHT model is offered in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim. The SV model, which only comes with a manual transmission, is very basic, with no air conditioning or power accessories. At the top of the range, the Grand Touring model does come very well equipped, with air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cruise control, leather heated seats, a six-disc CD changer, and power windows, locks, and mirrors all on the standard equipment list.

A Premium Package on the Grand Touring model adds a keyless entry and start system, electronic stability control, an alarm system, and HID headlights. Other noteworthy options include satellite radio and a limited-slip rear differential.


Model News

For 2008, the Mazda Miata's driver's seat now adjusts manually for height, and a six-disc changer is now included with the Touring and Grand Touring models. Otherwise the model carries over essentially unchanged.


Value Writeup

The Mazda Miata continues to have a loyal, cult-like following for its sports-car simplicity and reputation for reliability and longevity. When compared with other small two-seat roadsters for 2008, the Miata is not at all luxurious; rather, it stands out among two-seat roadsters for its back-to-basics packaging, with an easy-to-operate manual soft top and an emphasis on light weight and sharp handling and braking. It's also very economical to run, with fuel economy ratings of 21 city, 28 highway with the six-speed manual.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
279.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
342.90 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.9 qts

EPA Classification
Two Seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
37.4 in

Front Leg Room
43.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.2 in

Front Hip Room
50.6 in

Wheelbase
91.7 in

Length, Overall
157.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.7 in

Height, Overall
49.0 in

Track Width, Front
58.7 in

Track Width, Rear
58.9 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.6 in

Trunk Volume
5.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2445 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P205/50R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/50R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
15.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.4 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.7 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing

5-speed manual transmission-inc: OD, short-throw shifter

Rear wheel drive

Aluminum pwr plant frame (PPF)

Front aluminum double-wishbone suspension

Rear multi-link suspension w/aluminum bearing support

Front/rear gas-filled mono-tube dampers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P205/50R16 high performance tires

16" x 6.5" aluminum alloy wheels

Tire puncture repair kit

Hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering

Front ventilated & solid rear pwr disc brakes w/rear aluminum calipers

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Sport-tuned single exhaust w/dual silver outlets

Aluminum hood & trunk lid

Black vinyl manual z-shape folding convertible soft top w/glass rear window

Mesh aero board windblocker

Front/rear body-color bumpers

Halogen headlights

Solar-control green-tinted windshield

Body-color pwr mirrors

2-speed fixed-intermittent wipers

Body-color door handles

Cloth seat trim

Bucket seats-inc: reclining, forward/back slide feature, integrated headrests, driver seat height adjuster

Carpeted floor mats

Driver foot rest

3-spoke urethane tilt steering wheel

Black gauges-inc: white lettering, silver trim rings, red nighttime illumination

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, oil pressure, fuel level

Tire pressure monitoring system

Warning lamps-inc: airbags, battery, brake, engine, fuel, high-beam, oil, seat belt

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch down feature

Remote releases-inc: trunk lid, fuel door, hood

Engine immobilizer

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: speed-sensing auto volume control, (4) speakers, digital clock

Sirius satellite radio compatible audio system

Rear fender mounted antenna

Rear window defogger

Side window demisters

Locking glove box

Coin holder

(2) cup holders

12V pwr outlet

Black vinyl door trim inserts w/silver door handles

Front door storage pockets w/bottle holders

Day/night rearview mirror

Visors w/covered vanity mirrors

Courtesy overhead lamp w/dimming

Ignition key illumination

Trunk light

Locking rear center console

Driver & passenger side back panel storage

Silver shift plate bezel

Urethane shift knob

Driver seatback storage pocket

Black seatback bar trim

Rear pkg tray

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Dual front airbags w/passenger deactivation switch

Side-impact airbags

3-point seat belts-inc: pretensioners & force limiters

Side-impact door beams

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
ALASKA REGION
$45

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
ULEV EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
APPEARANCE PKG
$1,145

 
IN-DASH 6-DISC CD/MP3 CHANGER
$500

 
CARGO NET
$40

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$78

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$45

 
CHROME FUEL-FILLER DOOR
$100

 
FRONT/REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$200

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$350

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$430

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

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