1996 Blue Mazda Miata Base Convertible 2-Door 1.8L Good Cond, Rebuilt Title, NR

1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata 1996 technical specifications

Item location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Make: Mazda
Model: MX-5 Miata
Type: Convertible
Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
Year: 1996
Mileage: 188,000
VIN: jm1na3532t0718094
Color: Blue
Engine size: 1.8L 1839CC l4 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated
Number of cylinders: 4
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Options: CD Player, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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I will try to describe everything I know about the current condition of this car so there are not surprises. There are pictures ofeverything I could think of that is damaged - of course photos don't always showeverything. This is not a mint condition car - at this milage it could either serve as a parts car, beused as asimple getaround car or be reconditioned and restored. Still runs well, we have driven it a couple of miles every day for the past year for a short commute and take it on day trips. The engine is still going well, thetranny is likely to need replacing within 20K. Please see the many pictures.
TITLE:Rebuilt title from minor front end damage 2 years ago.
Body: Bumper cover replaced, hood and right front fender touched up but not perfect. The car is far from perfect but looks good from 20 ft. Car was repaintedSapphire Blue Mica about 4 years ago, the paint has held up OK but there are spots on the bottom where it has blistered and a couple where it has cracked open (see photos). The right front fender and hood were touched up after the repairs but they are not really done well - ultimately to fully restore the car the hood and probably fender need to be replaced, the hod is slightly bent and shakes a little above 65 mph. The rear plastic cover around the license place is cracked (photos). There are average bumps and scratches, I have tried to photo all the major ones. Top was replaced about 5 years ago (glass rear window,working defroster) and is in great condition. No major rust or known rust through.
Mechanical: Original engine startsandruns well, transmission is ok, shifts well. Sometime hastrouble shifting to reverse and thecouch bearing is starting to make a noisewhich indicates it needs to be replaced, there is probably 50K on the clutch. The water pump &timing belt were replaced within thelast 6 months, 2000 miles. AC works well, cruise control works, allelectrical andlighting works. Thebattery is not holding a charge much more than a day or two and in due to bereplaced. There is a jack and spare in the trunk about 5 years old. Tires are in good shape and plenty of tread (about 4 year old).
Interior: Ok condition, seats are fairly poor butrecovered withquality slip on covers. The passenger seat is a little loose, seems to be some rust damage to thebottom of the seats. No major dash cracks of interior problems - all switches, locks, etc. work. Power windows are slow and there is scratching on sidewindows and nicks in front windshield typical of the age of the car. Radio is stock with CD player, works. Antenna does not retract but motor seems to work (retractcable is likely broken). There is has been no smoking in the interior but it is not in "clean" condition - seats andupholstery are worn, dirty and in need of cleaning or replacement.
Features: Pretty much stock still. I did add in a rear stabilizer bar off another car but have not really changed much.
History: We have ownedthis car for about 5 years. Mostly been in Florida, mydaughter had it as school for a year up in NY and then it got "totaled" by insurance for $3K in body work due to a minor front endcollision. I bought it back, had the bumper and front cage straightened, replaced bumper cover and re-titled it back in FL as rebuilt. We got is at about 160K in so/socondition. Replaced top, painted, fixed the interior a bit. This is the 4th Miata I have owned. Been and continues to be a fun car that runs well - but it is a 3rd car in a two person family and since I bought a new Mustang it just is not getting used any more.
Payment:$500 deposit via PayPal is due within 48 hours ofauction end. Rest is due and car must be picked up within 7 days of auction end. Payment is cash or wired funds only. Please be aserious bidder andrealize you arebidding on a used car that is far from perfect. Bids on eBay motors are not binding but you should not bid unless you have the intention to buy, your deposit will not be refunded if you back out other than because of a defect not described here and which is out of character for a car of this age and mileage.
Happy to answerquestions on here about condition, parts, etc. as best I can. It is maintained by a solid mechanic (Jeff at MazdaTech) who takes car of what is needed - he would most likely be willing to talk to you if you want. You can have the car inspected before or after the auction but you are not going to get a perfect score.
This car is sold AS IS, WHERE IS. Buyer is responsible for pickup / shipping and there is nowarrantee of any kind on this car. Car isdrivable but you will need insurance and a plate to drive it away. Car is located in Tampa downtown area.

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