2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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Kas writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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5

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Too many to mention!

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Possible crippling tax around the corner, hefty low profile tyre costs!

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The Equal Opportunities Roadster! — I love my car. Being a total girl, I've called it James. It's a turn of the century mx5 icon, vin rouge paintwork, cream leather seats and wooden Torino steering gubbins... Very elegant! After years of driving hot hatches, which were good, driving James seems to crank it up a notch. Although just a 1.8 (at the time the highest engine spec) it really does go and the handling is excellent. Recently had to have a hire car and the fuel efficiency was close to that of a basic and much less fun, VW Polo 1.2E... Stunning motor, and I'm so glad he's mine!!!

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MSJ writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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4

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Great car for personal enjoyment - NOT a family car! Excellent handling, low to the ground. Fuel economy is excellent for a sports car, 25-33mpg. The glass window in the soft top is Great acceleration, six-speed transmission is fun, and it's great for top-down summer fun!

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Low cargo space, no back seats, pretty cramped for a tall guy like me!

MSJ
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Fun Ride, Great To Drive! — This is a perfect car for town or highway driving. Not ideal as a family car, but for a road-trip for two, or even a commuter car, it works well. No better way to arrive at work than in a convertible! It handles very well - hugs the road, and this Special Edition has amazing wood trip and an incredible Bose sound system.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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If you want fun and reliability, this is it!

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Only 5 cubic ft of cargo, which is plenty for most.

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Fun Without Getting Into Too Much Trouble. — What a great car. Superbly balanced, perfect manual gearbox and totally connected to the road. Even after adding more than 300 additional horsepower to the factory 116hp at the wheels, the car was still extremely well balanced. I can't wait to buy another one and do another turbo setup.

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

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Tim writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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5

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Small, sporty, quick. Oh, and the top comes down

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Not as much oomph as I'd like.

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Great, Fun Car. Very Mod-able — Great car, solid, pristine condition. Build quality and interior are great, but it's an SE trim, so it had better be great! Good mileage. Turns heads. Hard top is good for bad weather. Softtop is mainly down when the hardtop is off.

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Simon writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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Cheap, fun, soft top, and parts are well priced and easy to get hold of.

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Its down to your personal taste but i personally can't fault this car, the 1.8 would have been nice but not really needed.

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Mk2 1.6 Mx-5 — excellent buy, The pocky 1.6 engine doesn't disappoint with its performance and economical on fuel, after doing heavy reseach since buying my motor for you tuning nutz the 1.8 vision on the mk2 is easier to get performance parts, but its two insurance brackets higher and the the difference of 30bhp i couldn't warrent spending the extra cash, they handel as well as the reviews a pleasure to throw it into a bend, being a base model no abs but i love the raw feel of the car! a must buy for a driving nut! plus driving down the country roads with the lid down brings a whole different concept to world, i love it!

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June writes:
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Affordable, fun, economical to run

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Not so good for winter driving due to the rear wheel drive and weight of the car.

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This Car Makes The Driver Feel The Jinba Ittai That Mazda Wanted! — Fantastic, affordable little car - comes in 3 models: Mk1 or NA (frog eye headlamps 1989 - 1998), Mk2 / 2.5 or NB (1998 - 2005) and Mk3 or NC (Mk3 comes also as Roadster Coupe - from 2005 - present). I own a NB, (1.6 B6 engine), and its main plus point over the other later models is that it is lower to the ground and, over all, more sporty. The later models have all the gadgets and toys, but this in turn has not done the car any favours, as it is heavier than the older models. The NA was the lightest of the models, weighing in at approx 940kg. The NB stands at 1000kg, and the NC has an additional 95kg on top of that - mainly due to the more powerful engine. The MX-5, being a rear wheel drive, is a bit of a nightmare on wet roads - handling is not so easy, and often the car is inclined to drift into corners. However, newer models have Traction Control which does help. Also snowy or icy conditions are not good for the '5!!! On the whole it is an extremely fun car to drive. I love mine, and have never regretted buying it!

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Xirathi writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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Crazy low mileage! Unique luxury appointments, awesome sound system, fun to drive!

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like all miata's, she's tiny. limited storage and seating.

Xirathi
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10th Anniversary Mx-5, Excellent Condition, Ultra Low Mileage — This is a great looking and driving little sports car. The seats are supportive and smooth leather. Shifter feel is excellent, wooden steering wheel is great. 200watt Bose stereo sounds great even with the top down! 4 sport tires with full thread and matching fiberglass hardtop is included. Mx-5s aren't about raw power, they're about balance and nimble road handling. They inspire driving confidence and reward proper sport driving techniques. Miata's are truly the best bang for your buck driver's cars. Only selling bc/ this house bought two brand new Miatas and parking space is getting thin.

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

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CGJoey writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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Handling, quickness, fun, good on gas

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Small, not a lot of room for traveling long distances

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An Overall Fun Car — This car is perfect for long rides on beautiful days with the top down. It moves so quickly that it gets in and out of traffic and is a smooth ride that you can also count on as a daily driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Patrick writes:
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performance, style

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cost of ownership

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Buy It If You Like Sport — really fun to drive, its very sporty, and the mazda quality is acceptable but not fantastic. the proformance is really fun especially with a manual transmission. its a handful to drive in the snow with the rwd and stick, but if your good enuf you can have a lot of fun with that little car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aj writes:
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Appearance, Handling, Fun to Drive

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Manual Top

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2000 Mazda Miata: Evolution Orange Mica — The car is cheap, fun, and sweet. To add to it, we have an evolution orange mica one. There were less than 400 made of this color in the world. We have only needed to replace the air conditioning once. That was only because my mom decides to BLAST the AC with the top down... Haha. I love it. It's the most fun car to drive, my parents say, and I can't wait until I get to drive it. It's also got great gas milage! It gets between 30 and 40 MPG on the highway. My Miata is amazing and I wouldn't trade it for anything... :)

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Overall A Wonderful Car To Drive! By Almenmarine

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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

The Miata is the most affordable compact sporty convertible. Great for everyday use or as a second car. It is fun to drive and handles great. Decent acceleration for such a small motor. Not made for t... Read More

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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

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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

'09 Miata Gt Prht By Rich

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

I love this car it makes driving to work everday fun. No complaints here. I would recommend getting this car in stick it is a 5 speed and you have to shift alot but its so much fun it doesnt matter. Read More

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