Mazda MX-5 2002 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda MX-5 2002 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Car radio in MX5

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Oct 2010

Current analog radios won't work without some sort of interface. Pioneer make one called the Pure Highway that is mounted on the windscreen and receives the digital signal and puts out an analog signal.

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Performance poser

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Jun 2005

I CAN'T give you an absolute answer without knowing what the maker of this chip has done and how much testing backs up his claims. In general, car companies tread a careful line and use fairly conservative settings. They reason that they have to cover all bases and make the car stand up under all sorts of driving situations. An aftermarket company doesn't usually worry about these things, and will often take settings to the limit to achieve power and torque gains. You may not experience any problems by fitting the chip, but you are taking a gamble by doing so. Before fitting a new chip ask the manufacturer for evidence of his claims, his warranty if things go wrong, and for the names of other owners who have fitted the chip.

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