Used 1997 MazdaMX-5 Miata Base Convertible

  • VIN: JM1NA3530V0723782
  • Stock: 308733A
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84,765 miles
Fuel Economy
22.1/28.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Brilliant Black
Interior Color
Convertible/2 seats
5 speed manual
1.8L I-4 cyl
Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Carfax Free

Detailed Specifications

  • Front beverage holders
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Front tires: 185/60HR14.0
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Rear tires: 185/60HR14.0
  • AM/FM radio
  • Cassette
  • Front center armrest: w/storage
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Max seating capacity: 2
  • Cylinder configuration: I-4
  • Drive type: rear-wheel
  • Engine liters: 1.8
  • Engine location: front
  • Fuel economy city: 23mpg
  • Fuel economy highway: 29.1mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 12.7gal.
  • Horsepower: 133hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Number of valves: 16
  • Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Torque: 114 lb.-ft. @ 5,500RPM
  • Transmission: 5 speed manual
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Door mirrors: body-color
  • Engine bore x stroke: 83.0mm x 85.0mm (3.27" x 3.35")
  • Engine displacement: 1.8 L
  • Engine horsepower: 133hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Engine torque: 114 lb.-ft. @ 5,500RPM
  • Exterior body width: 1,676mm (66.0")
  • Exterior height: 1,224mm (48.2")
  • Exterior length: 3,948mm (155.4")
  • Front headroom: 942mm (37.1")
  • Front hiproom: 1,093mm (43.0")
  • Front legroom: 1,085mm (42.7")
  • Front shoulder room: 1,280mm (50.4")
  • Interior cargo volume: 102 L (4 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 102 L (4 cu.ft.)
  • Passenger volume: 1,303L (46.0 cu.ft.)
  • Turning radius: 4.6m (15.1')
  • Wheelbase: 2,266mm (89.2")
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Dual front impact airbags

Dealer Notes


2 Speakers, AM/FM radio, Cassette, Front Bucket Seats, Power Windows, R Package Lip Spoiler. Brilliant Black 1997 Mazda Miata Base RWD
Odometer is 21180 miles below market average! Consumer Reviews

Kelley Blue Book -
Overall4.8Out of 5
  • Always surprising... and FUN

    By kre84u on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    These reviews appear to apply to any age. I bought my '91 in 1997 with 70,000 mi. As a daily driver for nearly nearly 17 years, it has 231,000 mi. Easy to maintain. Easy to work on. Simple and reliable. Two clutches, two timing belts, one MAS and several sets of brakes and tires. That's it. Maintain one of these babies, and it will last to a half-million. Having owned MGAs and MGBs, I can attest to the fact that Mazda succeeded in reviving the British roadster tradition. Wind in your hair. Smile on your face.
  • 20 years and still smiling

    By Mike on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

    My wife and I bought our red miata new in July 1990 and have enjoyed all 155000 miles. Still runs, rides and looks great. Had to replace the 1.6 engine at 146k because the shims were put in backwards at an earlier time when a timing belt was changed and wore out the cam. I had a 1.8 used engine rebuilt and installed. I liked the original 1.6 but the 1.8 really has noticebly more power but still delivers about 29-30 mpg. Last summer we decided to replace the soft top with a black sunbrella fabric top that had a glass window - very nice change. No rust and still has the original paint. Planning on upgrading orgin. headlights, audio, shocks and exhaust this summer. My guess is that they don't make them like this anymore or they might risk going out of business...
  • One of the great cars of the 90's

    By 56westmoor on Sunday, May 03, 2009

    Have owned this since 1994, new. I know of very few cars that have such a large supply of parts and custom options after market. I've kept the OEM look, but my auto is way nicer than original in so many ways. I now have great auxiliary lighting from trunk to under the hood, which is an issue with this car. The reliability of the MX5 is outstanding. The only major expense I've had is major transmission work around 100k. Great fun factor, low cost to maintain. It's turned out to be a perfect daily driver. BUT, it worked well only as a second car in the family. I do not recommend driving long hours in the car because it is tiring for me after around 3 hours. Noise, road feel, tighter environment do not make for the perfect freeway warrior. This was built for curvy mountain roads, along the ocean or any scenic drive imaginable. I also own a Lexus coupe, and the Miata is a preferable drive as long as I do not need the extra space or for a long drive. Adding an optional wind screen in the back made driving above 80 mph much more comfortable and quiet for driver and passanger. Selecting the right tires is a must to appreciate the handling of the car. SP8000 and TS1's have been good choices in the past. I added an oil filter relocation kit early on and made it super easy to do changes. Otherwise, this is one of the more painful aspects of the placement of the oil filter. I'm enjoying doing my own oil changes now and avoiding the extra cost of taking it out to a shop.

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