In July 2016 I bought a 1994 Mazda Miata in Southern New Jersey from a lady who had owned the car for over 20 years. It was in great condition, low mileage, and didn’t need much work. She didn’t have any of the service records which I didn’t like, but it did have a newer top, and paint job. Over the past six months I’ve driven it 996 miles, completed my first autocross, drove the Blue Ridge mountains, fixed it, broke it, and modified it. And as I continue to modify and get it ready to race, I want you all to follow along here.
Here are some details about the car when I bought it.
Model Year: 1994
Make: Mazda Miata MX-5
Options: Rare Sport Wheels, A- Package (includes power mirrors, torsen limited-slip differential, am/fm stereo, power steering, leather wrapped steering wheel, headrest speakers), Five-speed manual transmission
Mileage at purchase (July 2016): 108,763
Average miles per gallon (mpg): 21.25 mpg
Currently Mileage (1/14/17): 109,759
Miles driven: 996 miles
Cost of Repairs:
Buff out scratch on front bumper on September 17th at 108,951 miles: $20
OEM reverse light switch at 108,930 miles September 5th, 2016 : $40
Oil change with 5w-30 on December 3, 2016: $45.16
Cost of Upgrades:
Hardtop side latches: $55
Stereo and headrest speakers from Jeff Anderson: $221.80
Over the past six months I have replace the reverse light switch, added a hardtop, fixed the gauge bezel, taken the water marks off the windows, changed the oil (5w-30 synthetic), and upgraded the stereo and speakers. And that’s just the beginning! Stay tuned here, as I update and upgrade my 1994 Mazda Miata.