Moss Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata FAQ


Last updated: 6 October, 2014

What were the features and options available for the '06 model (NC)?

The Miata underwent a major redesign for the 2006 model year

2006 MX-5 Trim Lines and Packages

Club Sport:
  • 5-Speed gearbox; no LSD
  • 16-inch 5-spoke alloys
  • ABS and Side Impact Airbags standard
  • Power windows standard
  • No Air Conditioning, power door locks, or cruise control
  • 4-speaker sound system with NO wiring for rear speaker install
  • Adds Air Conditioning
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel added
  • Wiring included for rear speaker install
  • Eight color choices
  • Adds fog lights and cruise control with steering wheel audio and speed controls
  • Adds power door locks with remote keyless entry
  • Adds covered driver and passenger side storage bins and tunnel-side net pocket
  • 6-Speed Automatic now available as option
  • 17-inch alloys with 6-speed gearbox standard
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob added
  • Front tower bar standard
  • Run flat tires now optional
  • Suspension package optional (specific package contents below)
Grand Touring:
  • Adds leather seats and cloth soft-top
  • Bose premium 7-speaker sound system standard
  • Silver trim added
  • Premium Package now available (specific package contents below)
Limited Edition:
  • Unique Velocity Red paint
  • Unique chrome and aluminium trim in and outside the car
  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 6-speed gearbox standard
  • Sport suspension package standard
  • Bose sound system standard
  • DSC, HID headlights, Advanced Keyless Entry and Go, and anti-theft system not available

Supension Package:

  • Bilstein shocks with softer calibration
  • Thicker rear sway bar
  • "Super-LSD"
Premium Package 1 (only available in GT models):
  • Advanced Keyless Entry and Go
  • HID headlights
  • DSC with TCS
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • LSD

What's the best method to access the back of, or remove, the NC radio from the console?

This link will take to you a site with detailed instructions and pictures. It’s an NC forum favorite.

How come many new NC’s get delivered with excessive tire pressure; what is the correct pressure?

It is believed that Mazda over inflates the tires so they do not develop flat spots during the long shipping period from Japan. Likewise, dealers leave them over inflated because they may sit on the dealer’s lot for a long time. Dealer’s often “forget” to release the excess pressure when delivering the car. The correct pressure is 29PSI.

What is the easiest method for installing sway bars on my NC?

See our garage article for NC R&R instructions.

What is the difference between an NC and an NC2 (and an NC3 and an NC3.5 and an NCx.x)?

There is no such thing as an NC2 or NC3 or any other sub-designation. NC refers to the VIN prefix of the third generation MX-5 Miata. It has not changed. They're all NC. Some people choose to refer to the mid project cycle face lift that began with the 2009 model as an NC2, and other cosmetic changes that some like to refer to as NC3 or what have you, but that is not official in any way and is not acknowledged by Like any vehicle that has a long design cycle, mid-cycle updates are common.

What is the Cougar Ace and why should I be aware of it?

The Cougar Ace was a ship that was involved in an incident in 2006 causing the loss of over 7,000 Mazda vehicles. More info about it on Wikipedia. If you're concerned about your MX5/Miata, you can check the list of VIN numbers that were involved.

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