My wife and I just bought a 1999 Miata. We love it so far. I just sold a
1970 VW Karmann Ghia and am switching from the aircooled VW newsgroup to
here, so I am a newbie. My first question is this. When following the car
home after we bought it, we noticed that the speedometer seems to be off.
When the car is going 65 (according to the car following) the speedometer
reads 70. I thought it might be attributable to the 50 series tires that
are on the car, but we have the Leather Package which includes the Touring
Package which had 50 series tires on it from the factory (I thought maybe
they were added later).
I am not as concerned about the speedometer being off as the RPM range the
car is in when driving 65 MPH. The car revs at 3,700 RPM. This seems
excessive, but being new to Miatas it may be OK. Is this RPM normal for
driving at 65 in a Miata.
Thanks in advance for your help and I hope to be a regular on this
- posted 16 years ago