1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test

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image1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test

Driving home from Laguna Seca in out 1997 Mazda Miata.

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  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Pretty all right? The Honda Pilot over at the next pump, with twice the weight, twice the displacement and a lot more drag, will get 23.5 mpg at 65 mph.

    And yes, I know rain will degrade mileage...like maybe 1 mpg.
  • alex4515alex4515 Member Posts: 29
    Makes me think of a trip home from Phoenix to Dallas after Thanksgiving of 2009 - my wife, my 9 month old son and I took the northern route and drove through slush/snow/ice/rain etc. for about 5-6 hours of the first leg. It was definitely a trip I will never forget!
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    That's similar ileage to what I get from my far less powerful, carburated '72 MGB.

    What's the status of the new engine? Are you mining, smelting, and forging the parts yourselves?
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    Greaet lead photo shot Kurt (I guess it's a given...); that fuel economy isn't bad considering the trackday thrown in...
  • nomercy346nomercy346 Member Posts: 69
    Did you guys remove the side windows? Why?

    Was already wondering when I read your comments on the waterproof jacket...
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    That's fantastic mileage for a track day.

    The most stressful drive I ever had was a trip back from Laguna Seca in the rain. I decided to take the long scenic route home down Highway 1. And once I reached the point of no return, the clouds opened.
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