Mazda MX-5 Miata: Find it. Fix it. Trick it. is a necessary companion to any Miata owner. Think of it as "Miata 101". 160 pages and nearly 400 large, full color pictures make it easy to understand and a treat to read, while Keith Tanner's clear, entertaining style will help you through difficult jobs .
The book contains an overview of the history of the car, from the intial design competition to the decision to stop production a little early in 2005. A complete buyer's guide will help find the perfect Miata, while a detailed spotter's guide will help make identification a breeze. For those wondering what the fuss is about, there's a section on how it feels to drive each variation.
You'll hear from owners around the world and get a chance to check out a few sample Miatas for sale. You'll also read what the experts worldwide have to say about the Miata over the years.
It's more than just data, though. It also includes a number of projects to help get a "new" Miata into shape, from oil changes to finding out why that warning light is on. For more advanced owners, there are projects that cover popular upgrades from wheel/tire changes right up to forced induction. They're not just projects, they'll also give you the information you need to choose the best modifications for your car. All Miatas from 1990 to 2005 are covered, including the Mazdaspeed MX-5 Turbo model.
The Miata club scene and various competition venues are also covered, just in case you're wondering what to do with a Miata.
In other words, it's everything you need to know about the Miata.
Available through booksellers worldwide including Motorbooks International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indigo. Signed copies available from Flyin' Miata.
Table of contents:
Heritage - the history and background of the Miata
Experience - the sights, sounds and feelings of driving a Miata
Buy - how to choose a Miata of your own
Bond - projects to get you started
Transmission/differential fluid change and shift boot replacement
Brake pads and rotors
Flushing brake fluid
Reading error codes
Life - what to do with your Miata? The club scene, motorsports and online.
Customize - Make it your own! More projects.
Springs and shocks
Steering wheel installation
Turbocharging and supercharging
Upgrading the Mazdaspeed MX-5 turbo
Data - Spotter's guide, annual changes, performance information, specifications, VIN decoding, maintenance schedule
Resources - links, sources for parts, books, racing