1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

1994 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:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 12 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews
"oil" 2 reviews

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A2CarGuy writes:
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5

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Great bang for the buck. Highly fun to drive, on the street or track.. Inexpensive to buy, own modify and run. Easy to work on. Reliable. Fun!

Cons

None, really.

A2CarGuy
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Most Fun To Drive, Smiles Per Mile, Bang For The Buck Sports Car — The best British sports car never made. A very affordable, modern version of the classic sports car. Great fun to own and drive. Huge availability of replacement and performance parts. Many Miata clubs, with a great following of fellow enthusiasts.

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

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Howard writes:
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Fun, fun and more

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If you are interested in making repairs or mopping up oil spills avoid this car

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Fantastic Sports Car Without All The Stuff They Put On Cars Now. Not Needed In A Sports Car. — At the time I owned this car I felt that it was the best sports car out there. Although it didn't have much power the combination of handling, braking and shifting made it a ball to drive. You could wail to the redline and not be breaking the law too much. Over 16 years it required nothing beyond the usual maintenance items. Its sole problems were a squeaky window and a rattle. Both were repaired in the first month. The structure was somewhat flexible but who cared. With a Borla exhaust the sound was wonderful and it made the radio unnecessary. If I had the room I would have kept it but it was time to move on.

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Drew writes:
1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata M-Edition Review
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5

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Handling!

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nothing

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Fun Ass Car To Take On The Track! — Performance - Acceleration- isn't the greatest, Braking - stops fairly quickly with stock brakes, Handling - AHH what its known for! They dont lie handling on this balanced car is insane with stock suspensions. Build quality - Needs a gaskets which is leaking from my front main seal but getting my motor soon. Appearance - Body is still good minor rust but pretty good for its year, needs new seats but other than that interior is good Cost of Ownership - Cheap! Fun Factor - you have to drive one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
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4

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Gas mileage, Handling, Convertible

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Cargo space

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A Fun Little Car That Works Great As A Commuter — 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 speaker, especially with the top down. The only part of the body styling I didnt like was the nose. Far too 'cute' for my taste.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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burner writes:
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5

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pretty much everything,not a cargo hauler of course!

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too much fun?

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Superb Engineering — all you have to do is put the top down,and the smiles never stop,would love to get a new one but no need,this one was free!,if you get the chance to buy one reasonable,do it,you won't be sorry,I worked on this car for 10 yrs before it was given to me,never anything major,just normal maintenance,just goes to show mechanics,be nice to your customers,you never know what will happen!

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

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Danner writes:
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FUN, great handling.

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small size makes this car a lifestyle choice to travel light.

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No Better Car For Your Dollar. — Perfect design for an inexpensive lightweight sportscar. Reliable, work on it yourself, ~30mpg, plenty of modifications available, and has a solid frame to make it into whatever type of car you want. Not the highest handling limits, but it is SO forgiving at the limits that you'll want to push it all the time. If you can't drive fast with 90hp, you can't drive fast with 900. Take down the top (2 seconds) and enjoy yourself.

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

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Zoltan writes:
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FUN to drive. Easy off convertible top. Great gas mileage. Zippy little engine. Runs great even with 130k miles on engine.

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Very small. Engine leaks oil.

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Super Fun To Drive Cute Convertible For Cheap $ — Bought this car for $2900 cash to drive on sunny days. That's pretty cheap for a convertible. I think it may be the smallest car on the road and it feels like your driving a toy. The 5 speed stick is responsive and turns on a dime. The manual steering is a little tough until you get going. Great gas mileage. I can never remember when I last visited the gas station.

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Eric writes:
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the handling is what makes this car great.

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Mine just hates me!

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A Must Haev — Cheap lotus! a must have if you are serious about cars. Great handling, braking, and experiance. If you need a low budget Racecar it is your dream. With a proper driver you can out manouver anyone on backroads. Go get one...

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

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Reece writes:
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great drive

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getting old

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Best Sports Convertible — On of the best cars ever made, still love it. Great drivers car, uses not a lot of fuel and top down in summer. Highly rated and for good reason. Cheaper to run than an MG, looks better and drives better.

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

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Mario writes:
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Excellent Handling , Brakes and lots of fun

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More POWA

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The Best Little Handling Car By Far, Lots Of Fun At The Track ! — If you need a convertible this is a must have car. If you need a track car this is an excellent giant killer. Drive it on the edge and you will know what handling is all about.

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Get One. By Dave

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1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Cool Go-cart By LB4667

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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

Fantastic By Frank09ec

This car drives really good, breaks are good, no bumps, clean tittle, no accidents, looks well take car of, no dents, you will have a amazing view, good for tanning, great to go to the beach and chill... 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

the miata has always been an iconic sports car. cheap, reliable and has some of the best handling out there. the acceleration could be better, but thats not what this cars about. the miatas styling ... Read More

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