1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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" 26 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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It's a Mazda sport car that gets 30mpg!
Reliable, low maintenance, sporty, hugs corners, 45mph turns!!!

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Too Small, if your over 6' tall forget about it!

JHarrison123
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Old School Mazda Miatta — I can see why these cars where so popular in the day and still in such demand today even for a 26 year old one I sold of my brothers a 1990. Even that one still drove amazing, and was a lot of fun to drive.

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

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Zippy to drive.  Great Gas Mileage.  Glass rear window with defroster.  Available Bose audio system.

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Space inside is tight. Teensy trunk.

sfdjdave
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Party In A 1999 — I purchased a Red 1999 Mazda Miata with tan leather interior, Bose sound system, P/W and P/L. It's a great little car. She was just over $5,000 and had just over 60,000 miles on it! All in all it was an enjoyable car to drive. Not as luxurious as some of the other cars I've owned, but if you're looking for an affordable 2 seat convertible, this is the one to look for!

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

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Fun, fun, fun... Great date night driving along the lake.

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Driving with the top up...

rayjr14
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Great Runner... — Enjoyed the warm nights driving through the city, the sounds, smells everything. Nothing like a roadster, enjoyed it for three summers. Bucket list is slowly being crossed off. New York doesn't have alot of great summer nights so the ones that we have must be enjoyed.

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handling, brakes and costs to own, repair & operate are excellent

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I would like a bit more power

joturbo
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Great Sports Car On A Budget — This is a fun car with excellent handling and great styling. What the 1999 miata lacks in power it makes up for it in all the other values and performance traits. There are many clubs, forums and events that add to the fun of owning a miata, but the best part about owning a miata is driving it!

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Fun to drive. Top goes up/down in seconds.

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People in other cars don't see you.

Zbuck1
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The Most Fun You Can Have For $4k — The A/C is week, but still strong enough to affect acceleration. Otherwise, I love it. It's cheap to own, fun to drive, and the top goes down, or up, before the traffic light turns green. I need a new set of tires, but I've been having too much fun sliding around corners. Maybe I change them soon.

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Fun and economical.

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Tear in soft top, in need of a brake job and 4-wheel alignment.

texasmr2
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Love The Car Overall. — I like its fun to drive factor and its reliability. The car has the basic maintenance needs of a 14yr old car but is mechanically sound. It starts everyday and has never been abused or raced and is a great daily commuter.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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This car has been extremely fun and the maintenance costs have not been high.  

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Mileage sucks after adding the turbo and larger injectors.  I need to get it back into the shop to have the Hydra Nemesis 2.7 ECU tuned better.

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An Absolute Blast To Drive — I've had this Miata for several years. It started out awesome, but under powered. After quite a bit of deliberation I took the leap and purchased an entry level turbo kit from Flyin Miata. The Voodoo II. That was fun, but the engine management of that system left me with something to be desired. After a few years with that kit, a few years sent overseas in Japan, and my dog eating some wiring in the car when it wasn't tucked away, I decided to upgrade to bigger injectors, updraded clutch, new ECU, lightened flywheel. Since those mods, the car has been all the more entertaining. Quite an enjoyable car.

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To me everything about this car is a pro right down to the way it makes me feel when I drive it.

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Brakes have always performed well but would like to feel a harder pedal.

wlhurt
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Fun — I am 57 and having a blast with this car. I have owned it 6 yrs and drove it 60 K miles in nearly all conditions and it has performed wonderfully. I live on the coast of NC and take frequent trips to the mountains and drive 80 plus on the interstate with plenty of room to spare and feel safe. This car takes mountain curves like no other vehicle I have ever owned. Wherever I go this little car turns heads. Maintenance is easy and very low for the DIY person and reliability is unsurpassed. My car has 136K on it now and shows no sign of giving up.

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

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Only $10k, delivered from Studio City, CA, to Kearney, NE; Hardtop included

Others were selling for $13k, no HT, no delivery.

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Nothing

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Empty-nest Mobile — As a Daily Driver, Lucy ROCKS! Two-tone Nardi Leather steering wheel and shifter, two-tone Nardi suede seats. Six-speed -- no other Miata model had a six-speed in '99. Polished steel 15" wheels; ABS, Power Steering, power door locks, power windows, etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nothing goes wrong.

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Roof ages and has to be replaced

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The Best 2-seater Money Can Buy And Money Can Afford. — No finer car to have fun with. You can get the top down most any time of the year, only rain is a pain. One passenger seat means never having to drive the mother in- law. Not that I have one.

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

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