1993 Mazda Miata 5 Speed Manual w/ Premium Wheels

Price: - Item location: Hayward, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mazda
  • Model: MX-5 Miata
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1993
  • Mileage: 164,283
  • VIN: JM1NA351XP1415918
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata

1993 Mazda Miata 5 Speed Manual Transmission (Classic Red)
Up for sale is my super reliable and nimble ‘93 NA Miata. I’ve owned this car since Fall of 2015, when I purchased it while living in Las Vegas. I have been the owner since approximately 143,XXX miles. The owner that I purchased from was holding it for his son that was teaching overseas. His son no longer needed it and, hence, it was sold to me. I originally purchased it as a 2nd fun car to my 2015 WRX. I ended up selling my WRX in September of 2016 to get rid of my car payment and I have used this over the past year as my daily driver. It has been excellent for my mostly highway commute and the insurance has been super low. I have taken this car on the trip from my move from Vegas to the SF Bay, day trips for photography from the SF Bay to Lake Tahoe, Mt. Shasta (you can see the final result of this in the photos), and the Monterey Peninsula (just went yesterday), all with no problems. This NA runs like a champ. I have NEVER raced or auto crossed this NA. I drive in the slow lane to work the majority of the time. I have a little fun on twisty roads on limited occasions, but I am certainly not an aggressive driver. Only selling because I would like a bigger car for my photo trips.
This car has been supremely reliable and fun to drive. The 5 speed manual transmission is legendary and the shifts are as smooth as butter. That phrase might be over used, but I can assure you, after driving manual transmissions on 2 Subaru WRXs, a Nissan 350Z, a Mini Cooper, a Honda Civic, and a Scion FRS, it is not an understatement. Maybe the FRS comes close. The famous Pop-Up headlights work perfectly - new bulbs on both sides were just replaced early 2017.
The only “major” work I’ve had to do over the past year has been changing out the Master Slave Cylinder. It has been working perfectly since. I have been changing the oil every 5K miles with full synthetic. I have the records for all oil changes since making it my daily and I have service records of the majority of other work put into it. I will give you the paperwork upon transfer of the vehicle. When I first took possession of the vehicle, I knew it could be a car that could eventually end up as my daily and I took care of everything needed to bring it up to speed. I immediately got the spark plugs changed out and that instantly made the car feel like new and super peppy.
Other work I got done is below (not limited to):
1. Oil and filter changed and replaced.2. Replaced thermostat and gasket flush cooling system3. Drain and refill trans fluid4. Drain and refill rear diff fluid5. Flush brake fluid6. Flush clutch fluid
Total initial work with parts ended up being $831.38. Yes, I am very particular with what I am driving.
Other things I’ve put into this car since purchase:
1. Enkei RPF1 Lightweight Wheels (spent $1443.60 for wheel/tire package): Opening bid is lower than what I spent on the wheels and tires ALONE!!!2. 185/60R-14 DUNLOP DIREZZA ZII STAR SPEC3. Wheelskins Leather steering wheel cover4. OEM Miata Floor Mats5. Tein Flex Z Adjustable Coil Overs (Coil over wrenches included)6. CD Player with aux hook up (I’ll include the aux cable). Stereo head was actually installed when I got it; comes in handy when listening to podcasts or streaming music from your smart phone.
This car is 24+ years old and is super reliable. Of course, a car of this age is not perfect. The paint still shines as I polished and waxed it when I first got it; however, there are some dings, small dents, and chips that are not uncommon with a car this age. The rear bumper does have some peeling if you can observe from the photos. The windshield has a small crack that has not grown since it’s been my daily. The carpet is slightly pulled away (very small areas) from the seals on both sides. I’m sure this is easily fixed by someone that does interiors. It’s so small that it doesn’t bother me, but thought I’d mention it. Power steering works perfectly, but it does make more noise when turning the wheel right at parking lot speeds (haven’t gotten this diagnosed, but it hasn’t been a problem with daily driving). Airbag light blinks intermittently. Apparently, from the Miata forums, this is common. It has not been a problem for me with daily driving.
CA Title in hand. Registration in CA was renewed in April 2017 (if I recall off the top of my head) and passed smog easily at that time. I will get it smogged again before transfer. I will update this if I smog it before the auction ends.
Current Odometer reading is 164,283 at the time of this listing. This will go up a bit during the auction as it will be my daily until it is transferred to the new owner.
Local pick up only, I will NOT ship. Full cash payment is due before transfer of vehicle. I actually tried to sell this car last year and got some fake bids. Please be a serious bidder! Do NOT waste my time or the time of other bidders that are sincerely interested in purchasing this car. I have been eBaying since 1999 and consider myself a trustworthy seller. I reserve the right to cancel bids from 0 feedback bidders or sketchy accounts. Please ask questions if you have any before bidding.
All in all, this car is in very good condition in my opinion. It is ready to drive and I hope it makes it to someone that appreciates what the NA Miata is: lightweight, nimble, and a living legend!