1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 28 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews

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Allen402 writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Review
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FUN!  Very sporty in the classic roadster way.  

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Limited storage capacity.  I've heard headroom can be a problem for tall drivers.

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The Miata's First Time Special Edition — This is one of the British Racing Green Special Edition Miatas. 1991 was the first time a Special Edition (or later "Limited Edition") Miata was offered. The initial buzz over the Miata had finally worn off and this was Mazda's way of keeping the excitement going. While not an overly powerful car, the early Miata is a very satisfying and fun car to drive. Very mechanical and reassuring. You are not isolated from the workings of the vehicle, you are included in them. It's great fun and definitely a driver's car.

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LB4667 writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Review
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5

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Nice running around town car.

Cons

Not enough storage if friends goes shoping with me.

LB4667
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Cool Go-cart — Many have offered to buy but she is my baby. Love driving with top down. Od course she is not a speeder but cool car to drive. Want to add some houndstooth to her to make her a Roll Tide car.

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

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Matt writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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Handeling, fun to drive, Mazda quality

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Lack of power, and a cabin made for little Japanesse men.

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91 Mazda Miata, The Most Overlooked Sports Car — The Miata is one of those cars that is so much more than its spec sheet. On paper it is a little convertible with a dinky 1.6L engine that makes 100 hp on a good day. Doesn't sound to thrilling, but driving it is something I think every car person should. The uber light weight and front and rear double wishbone suspension and this car a go-kart for grown ups. This car is by far the funnest car I have driven, and I have driven alot of faster cars. This one I will hold onto forever.

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Neil writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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fun, fun, and more fun

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none that i can think off 2nd one i have owned

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Superb And Very Usable 2 Seater, Engine Is Bullet Proof And Goes On For Ever... — not much in performance but doing 30 feels like 60, superb handling, easy to take the top down, no squeeks, rattles or bangs, build quality can not fault, only one problem, little noisey with the top up, all in all an excellent fun car to drive,, even has a quite a large boot for a 2 seater....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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brigantine writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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5

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257,000 Trouble Free Miles and the guy who bought it from me is still driving the heck out of it.

Cons

She did have a tendency to skip a bit in tight turns if it was a bit rough.

brigantine
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Most Fun For The Dollar, Ever — A lot of people have told me these early Miatas were underpowered. A lot of people don't know how to drive a high spirited 4 cyl engine. The engine had a red line of nearly 6,000 rpm and didn't even begin it's peak torque until 4,000 rpm. Starting at 4,000 it would jump to 5,500. If you kept the engine in that rpm range, it had all the power you could ask for. Thing is, at 4,000 rpm in fifth gear, you were going 80 mph. But, at 80 mph it would set you back, if you stomped on it.

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

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Juan writes:
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4

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good handling, fun, economical

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not so fast

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It´s Fun — I like that it´s cheap to run, very reliable and very fun to drive, it´s got everything you need on it, but still it needs to be just that bit more practical and fast. It handles very well.

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BigNinja writes:
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Looks great, Affordable, Fun to drive, Reliable, Good gas mileage, High resale value, Easy to wash, Easy to raise and lower convertible top.

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Hard to get in and out of, lacks power, small trunk, small battery, 2 seats, no a/c, no power door locks, no power windows, and no power steering.

BigNinja
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Simple Fun To Drive Reliable And Affordable Convertible Sports Car. — Only time it has let me down is when battery went dead. Had this car for about ten years without any other trouble. My first import car and I will never buy another American made car. I have owned a new Chevrolet pick up and even a one year old Corvette, the Miata has blown both away with purchase price, fuel economy, insurance cost, and reliability.

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wmhodg writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Review
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fun to drive, good value for the money, has been dependable

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no storage but also knew that before purchase

wmhodg
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Fun Driving Toy — This little MX5 guy is fun to drive. Gas mileage of 25 mpg seems a bit low for the size but I can live with it. Bought it to replace a motorcycle and find it a similar though different experience. Shifts well and while the acceleration is only acceptable (it is not torquey nor powerful like a Honda 2000) the handling is tight. One can grip the road through a curve while accelerating. More room for the driver than one may expect. Minimal storage, but can carry enough for a weekend get away tooling through back country roads to a destination. NOT a bad weather car as rear wheel drive will break traction and slide on wet leaves, but a small convertable should not be deemed a winter vehicle anyway. Good summer part time toy.

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

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John writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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FUN! handling like a dream

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small.

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I Want Another One Sooooo Bad. — i wanted a widebody for it. it wanted a 13b. the top was amazing, 30sec one hand operation. seats were wonderfully supportive and never uncomfortable. the handling was perfect! almost never understeered or oversteered, though both could be induced. the shifter had such a positive feel too.

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

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Nathan writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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300whp+

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too many slow cars on the road

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Me Oughta — Great blance, slow stock, but cheap and easy to get more than you ever could handle. If you like to go off for a drive thru all kinds of roads, this car will thrill youtono end. Light, agile, and fun.

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

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1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

The Most Fun For The Buck You Could Ever Want. By Sly_Fox

We were active in a Miata club. Weekend get togethers and junkets to the Keys were a big part of the fun. We once had Miatas stretched the entire length of Duval street. We now own a 2008 RHT but ... Read More

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1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

True Buget Sportscar, With Great Gas Mileage By Michael

We loved this car , it was so much fun to drive . If youve never experianced a Miata you out and test drive one with the top down and throw into a curvy road and see for yourself why everyone who owns... Read More

I Heart My Miata By Ariel

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1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Most Fun To Drive, Smiles Per Mile, Bang For The Buck Sports Car By A2CarGuy

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A Fun Little Car That Works Great As A Commuter By Scott

Handling was by far the best aspect of the car, despite the fact its a convertible. Good engine with high revs and quick off the line. Decent stock sound system, I really enjoyed the seat intergrated ... Read More

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