The 2000 Mazda Miata comes equipped with a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 140 horsepower. The Mazda Miata uses rear drive. The engine weds with one of three transmission systems: a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual, or a four-speed automatic.
The 2000 Mazda Miata comes equipped with the bare minimum safety equipment required. The Miata includes front driver and passenger airbags and power brakes. The NHTSA and the IIHS have not performed safety tests on the Mazda Miata.
However, the layout of the vehicle looks quite nice, with the instruments on the dashboard sporting an intuitive, ergonomic design. One big problem concerns the absolutely miniscule trunk. However, the 2000 Mazda Miata does not try to be a practical car. This being said, it still suits commuters as long as they don’t have a lot of cargo to carry.
The 2000 Miata came with the stripe: I didn't put it on. Arctic Blue Metallic, from a —or was it Diamond Blue? It was supposed to emulate the that appeared on the noses of old Cobras, said Greg, the previous owner. He wore boat shoes and a Hawaiian shirt, the stereotypical uniform of elderly open-topped thrill-seekers, but resembled the Most Interesting Man in the World. He was working on a 1967 Corvette for vintage racing, some sort of big-block crate engine inside it. His son had turbocharged a Miata during high school; he himself had a Mariner Blue NA-generation Miata with a full suspension and beefy 225 that he pussyfooted around cloverleafs. Boat shoes are comfortable, especially when sockless, but not representative of a taste for aggressive driving.