1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 reviews

  • 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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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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miatatude writes:
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a truly enjoyable car for all ages

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n/a

miatatude
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Miatatude — the most reliable and fun car that I have owned and still own, the car has a large[enormous ]following of varied clubs with a wide and diverse vocations at 79 years old this will probably be our last year of Miata touring. p/s over the years I have added and installed many customand performance features to satisfy my ego

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Matthew writes:
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4

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Zoom Zoom

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Bang Bang (Darn Michigan Roads)

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Miata — Performance: Acceleration is moderate. On par with a typical V6 sedan from the 90's. Braking and hanlding are superb. Build Quality: It has some rattles and cowl shake. Overall pretty solid though. Repair side, it has been excellent. Apperance: It could use some masculinity. Cost of Ownership. Expensive to buy (relatively speaking) but cheap to operate. Low maintenance and around 38-40mpg on premium. Around 34mpg on 87 octane. (Ignition timing advance when running premium) Fun Factor: The #1 reason to buy. It's not that fast but incredibly fun to drive. (It's handles like a go cart)

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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.

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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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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.

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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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BigNinja writes:
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4

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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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flash9 writes:
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5

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The most fun you can have with your cloths on!

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Other large cars do not see it since it is so small. High Horse power cars try to race you, but this car is designed for great handling not for Speed.

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Great Fun Convertable — The Mazda Miata can still be found with lower mileage for very reasonable cost. We purchased our 1991 SE with hardtop with 49k miles in late 2009 for $7,500 and that included delivery from Florida. The Miata is so easy to work on and the miata.net community is the most helpful of any car that I know of.

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

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Doug writes:
1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Review
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4

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Handling

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The hood never lasts

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Not For Hairdressers. — Needs wider wheels/tyres. Skids on braking because it's so light. Acceleration is quick, not just because of engine, but also short-shifting close-ratio gearbox. Beautifully agile. Sills can rust easily, requires regular top up of waxoil to keep it all beautiful. Find one with a hard top.

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jayferg86 writes:
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4

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It is flat out fun to drive and i enjoy it every second i hop in it.

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Not good for a family car seeing it is a 2 seater!

jayferg86
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I Love It! — This Car is fun, from its handling, to th convertable top. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a toy car to cruise in and maybe would want to put a little money into it. Get it and you will love it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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Nothing much I disliked about the car real clean fast little sporty ride. Great gas saver no matter if your going on a long trip or s short supermarket sweep! Make sure you know that a hardtop conv... Read More

A Car For Who Wants To Be Different From The Mass By ricmartini69

Fun to drive, easy to maintain and people makes nice comments to you when see you driving it. The car responds fast to the pilot request and very precise.I recommend this car to single and people who ... Read More

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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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Fun car. Handles like a dream. Hard top has a little more body roll than the soft top. Stability Control and traction control work great, though you will want to shut it off if you want the rear to... Read More

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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Amazing By Vivek

The most awsome sports car, the car of my dreams! She handles like a dream, stops on a dime, makes me a better driver, and the looks i get damn, never a dull moment, have a smile everytime we go o... Read More

Great Price Great Look Fun Drive Fantastic Car! By pradaninja

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