2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

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2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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This small and tight-handling two-seater remains the modern-day embodiment of the European roadsters that reigned the roads in the 1950s and '60s. It's not the fastest sport car available, but it's always a pleasant ride when the sun goes up and the top comes down. Last year, P205/45WR16 tires on restyled aluminum wheels were newly standard, while a high-performance Mazdaspeed version was added to the lineup, powered by a 178-horsepower turbocharged version of the standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. The base powerplant continues to generate 142 horsepower, and both a standard five-speed manual transmission and either a six-speed manual and four-speed automatic gearbox are alternately available. Four-wheel-disc brakes are standard, with ABS, a sport suspension, and a limited-slip differential on the options list. A removable hardtop and assorted appearance upgrades and convenience features are offered.
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March 20, 2016
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Manual Club

I love it!

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My last car was a 2010 Miata PRHT which I really liked but when I saw the new one I knew I had to have it. I am not disappointed this new car is faster much better looking and just a blast to drive. Some... + More »
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January 12, 2016
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring

Went from a 2010 Porsche Boxster and couldn't be happier.

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This car weighs 640 pounds less than my Boxster and boy can you tell the difference. The Boxster is one of the best driving cars, and I tell you I enjoy my new Miata every bit as much. The feeling of driving... + More »
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August 11, 2015
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring

Old Man's Review

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I owned a 1999 Miata and loved that car. I did have an accident in it when a Caravan decided to pass a car in front of it and entered the oncoming traffic lane and hit me. I was able to drive away from that... + More »
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August 7, 2015
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring

The car is everything I had hoped it would be. Comfortable, fun roadster, with surprisingly good gas mileage.

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I have had my Launch Edition Miata for 1 week and it was worth the wait. The biggest surprise has been the gas mileage. I have the auto-trans and have been getting 40MPG at 70MPH. At 60MPH it is over 42MPG... + More »
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August 2, 2015
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring

Awesome roadster

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I've had the MX-5 for a little over a week now putting over 600 miles on it. I've owned other sports cars, including a loaded 454 Corvette, but this car is by far the most fun to drive yet. Perfect balance... + More »
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April 20, 2015
For 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

A fun ride

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This is a great fun in the sun California care. It handles and drives like a true sports car should. It is not great in snow or long freeway drives. Fit and finish are okay. I had to replace the seat material... + More »
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March 23, 2016
2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring

"The most fun you can have with your pants on!" C&D Magazine

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Anybody that loves to drive on curvy roads and doesn't yet own a Miata should buy one now! It is the most fun car you can own for the money without question. It really doesn't matter what year you buy, just... + More »
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September 3, 2015
2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring

Fun car could use a little more power and features

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A little slow off the line but once over 20 it's a blast. 12 second hard top would be better if I could drive at low speed and open or close. Could use some conveniences like bluetooth. More fun to drive than... + More »
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April 30, 2015
2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport

My Miata and Me

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Good off the line for just 158 hp. Steering is outstandig. tight ride. Love the easy dropping and raising of the top. Had to buy seat belt extenders because of original seat belt latches anchored to deep into... + More »
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September 15, 2015
2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring

Great car true roadster value for the money

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Bulletproof true roadster. Surprisingly comfortable.
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