1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 27 reviews
"handling" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews

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reedersax writes:
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5

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Love it

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Really small

reedersax
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Awesome Miata — Love this car. It is better than therapy. I've even talked to my doctor writing a prescription for it so I could use it as a medical expense. Obviously, it is small. There is barely enough room for my saxophone in the trunk. It isn't great for grocery shopping, but nothing beats it for a fun drive. I wouldn't drive it long distances. It can feel a little cramped after awhile.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Trevor writes:
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4

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Really fun in the turns

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needs a bit more power

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Fun Sports Car — Fun and agile. But needs a bit more power. Planing on adding a turbo charger and titanium valve and valve springs. Really reliable its almost 24 years old and only had to replace the rear end. No rust on anything at all.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2501franklin writes:
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A Lot of fun to drive, great on gas mileage.

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old

2501franklin
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Awesome Fun On Warm Sunny Days! — I love driving this car on warm days with the top down, I love driving on back country roads with lots of curves and it's lots of fun on the express way going 80 to 90 passing everything. It's great on gas and very easy to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gregory writes:
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3

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drop down top was great for the summertime

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it couldn't do snow very well, and the maintenance on it seem constant near the end of its lifespan

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I Loved It, It Was A Great First Owned Car — great car...had some issues with the radiator, and the crankshaft went out at the end of its lifespan... but apparently that was a regular for the 90 model. the car was a blast to drive, it was governed at 180 kph but it was pretty awesome on that autobahn

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nicolas writes:
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Lots of things to like or love about these cars.

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Engine could be a bit more powerful.

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Best Car I've Owned. — Probably the great convertible of all time, This car wrote the book on lightweight platforms. Exceptional handling and power even from the puny 1.6 liter, Put the top down and just drive the car. No cargo space but if buying a car of this type are you really worried about cargo? Beautiful cars as well!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Desmond writes:
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Responsive, efficient, pulls more weight than you'd ever expect.

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Too small to carry stuff....unless you pull a trailer

Desmond
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Love It, Wouldn't Part With It — I've loved this car since I got it so many years ago. It's a work horse, roadster and fun rolled into one. Mine has a trailer hitch installed and I've pulled trailers with it for as long as I've owned it. The clutch is still original as are all the parts. I've never had a bit of trouble with it mechanically. The paint is still original and looks great - a little oxidizing but after 20 years that's expected (I didn't maintain all that well in my younger days). It's a car that has to fit the person but I'd recommend to anyone that has the build or desire to get into one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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shenk7 writes:
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great on gas, handles like a dream.

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not for big people.

shenk7
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This Is A Great Little Sports Car. Drive Very Well... — it's great on gas, fill it up for 25.00 and ride for a week. Now that gas is going up up up you need a good car like this. Great for trip has a pretty big truck to be so small. Has spare tire, and jack.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ty writes:
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great handling easy to drive.

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no space for any thing

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Graet Little Car — i think its a great car to drive its a real drivers car you point and it shoots, always gives you feed back, is a chirpy fun little convertible, there is not much space for thing but you can get creative.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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3sale writes:
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Fun little ride

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Not good in winter

3sale
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My Miata — Really fun car! Brand new top is easy to put up and down. Paint is excellent. Silver stripes. Great gas mileage, and runs on regular. No major dents or scratches. Its not perfect, but a great deal for the money.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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E.T. writes:
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awsome handeling, perfect drift and AutoX car

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could be faster

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Just Have Fun — super fun car to drive, race, or just cruze! its a 5 speed convertible with a super nice clutch (hydrolic) and adjustable clutch pedal. no real room for carrying stuff in the trunk but its all good. hit the twisties.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Fun Reliable Roadster By miza

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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Fantastic Car To Own! By JWStewart

Love owning this car!!! My wife and I enjoy taking a late night spin with the top down and looking at the stars or off to the beach on the weekend or just driving around town while others check out o... Read More

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