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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited September 2014 in Mazda

image1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long Term Road Test

One down side to our Miata's aftermarket driver seat has nothing to do with the seat itself. The seat has made the seatbelt latch difficult to reach.

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    noburgersnoburgers Member Posts: 500
    Did you fix the air conditioning yet?
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    greenponygreenpony Member Posts: 531
    Does this have anything to do with the car being 17 years old? Things have a habit of "relaxing" over the course of nearly two decades.
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    banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    Just get this and keep it handy in case of emergency.
    http://www.rescuetoolman.com/v/vspfiles/photos/SKU-97006-2T.jpg
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    farvy_farvy_ Member Posts: 9
    Hey Warren, too bad you don't have a "drop-top" anymore since someone *cough Jay Kavanagh cough* decided to permanently install a hard top.

    Ah well, to each his own.
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    noburgersnoburgers Member Posts: 500
    @greenpony I think if the stock seat was there this wouldn't be an issue
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    hybrishybris Member Posts: 365
    This is firmly a aftermarket seat issue that I bet could be fixed safely with a bit of fabricating to make a new seat belt mount that is a few inches higher.
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    greenponygreenpony Member Posts: 531
    Thanks noburgers. I'm not following Project Miata that closely and hadn't realized there was an aftermarket seat. I *do* remember someone carving out the padding...
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