25 years old Mazda Miata
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This Mazda Miata Still Looks New After 25 Years

A Reddit user IMHO-GUY has done a good job keeping his Mazda Miata looking new even after nearly 25 years.

He posted this Miata's picture on Reddit today, showing how well it was kept for nearly 25 years.

This is a 1995 M-edition Miata. Note that the original Nardi leather shift know is a rare thing these days. It just needs to get restitched a little bit. I would get it done ASAP before the original leather starts to peel back.

However, restitching is a risky thing on an old leather. Some people say their old leather just tore when they tried to restitching it.

Preventative maintenance is a good thing not only for Mazda Miatas, but for any car.

Overall this Miata has a beautiful interior. Look at those flip-down cup holders.

Some old Miatas are really hammered and what they have now is just the exterior. But this one is kept really well. The leather looks great after 25 years.

The owner wrote that the reason he kept the leather on the seat looking so fresh is because this car had only one owner who really took good care of it.

While you are here, also see some of the hot new changes the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF gets, reported by John Goreham of Torque News.

And by the way, Mazda is reportedly planning important Miata changes for 2019. See Goreham's expectations from the 2019 Mazda Miata changes.

If you have an old car, which is kept really well, please let us know what you did to take good care of it in the comments section below for discussion.


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Comments

I have leather as well. While not the original owner (in fact I'm at least the 4th), yet the car had low km's when I bought it. This is what I think keeps my leather in good condition. Conditioner/moisturizer once or twice a year. I use Lexol. This keeps the leather breathing. Parking the car in a grange when not in uses. Keeps the UV rays of the sun from deteriorating the interior as well as the outside paint. Storage the car in winter. Same reason as the garage. Unfortunately wear do still happen so I re-dye wore areas with matching colour using Leather Magic dye. And that is how I maintain my leather seats.
I trade off between Lexol and pure lanolin