2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.7 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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"ride" 12 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"storage" 4 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Cardealguyjax writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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4

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Fun to drive, like a go cart for the street

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No storage room other than a backpack.  

Cardealguyjax
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Nimble — Great cars for the weekend, handles like a go cart. Nice for day trips, would have only for a weekend car. Lack of versatility does not make for a good daily driver. For a manual top, is super easy to put up and down. As a second car, you can not go wrong.

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

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

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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

CGJoey
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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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Michael writes:
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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:
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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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Kas writes:
2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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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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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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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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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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1989 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Get One. By Dave

Great fun because of the great balance between decent power, good handling, and adequate brakes. Didn't modify this one at all and it was the best fun of all my MX5s although it was never used on the ... Read More

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1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

The Ultimate Economy Roadster! <3 By Claire

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Love this car. It is better than therapy. I've even talked to my doctor writing a prescription for it so I could use it as a medical expense. Obviously, it is small. There is barely enough room fo... Read More

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1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Cool Go-cart By LB4667

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. Read More

Most Fun For The Dollar, Ever By brigantine

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... Read More

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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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