2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2001 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: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
  • 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" 19 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"in snow" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Cameron writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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Great handling, RWD, cheap, and fun

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Good have better acceleration

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Giant Killer: Mazda Miata — Acceleration: Off the line is sluggish, but once the cams change profile, not too shabby. Brakes: Great, no ABS, but I like that cause it makes be a better driver. Handling: excellent, according to data aquisition, higher G- loads through all of the corners than a 911 GT3 tested there by Road & Track. Just PERFECT balance. Fun Factor: This car puts a smile on my face everytime I drive it. Much more so than my GTi, or my mom''s GTO. Cost: Everything's cheap, tires, brakes, oil changes, everything. Even gets about 33mpg on the highway! Appearance: I like it a lot. And I get a lot of compliments on it wherever I go. Issues: some weird rattles have developed in the last year. But then again this car has almost as many track miles on it as street miles. Bottom Line: If you want a cheap, fun car that can be great on the track, this is your ride. I have tons of in-car video footage of me killing much more expensive cars (F430 for example). It's easy to learn on, and a blast once you're good.

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Montgomery01 writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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5

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Very Economical Car!  Fun to drive!

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Small Trunk, not much cargo room.

Montgomery01
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Fun Summer Car! — The Miata is a very fun car to drive, love to ride with the top down and feel the sun and the air! Very sporty fell, takes corners like a dream! If you are looking for a look of space, they are great weekend fun cars or econical commuter cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kamera writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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Great car ... would buy another one.

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The car is about 5" off the ground so in 6" of snow you have a sled. But I don't drive it in the snow so ... HAKUNA METATA !!!

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For A Roadster ... You Can't Go Wrong — Great fun car. Always highly rated for its handling. Engine isn't overly powerful so to get the most out of the car it is finesse driving. Only oil changes and am now at 40K miles. Classic looks inside and out. Driving it puts a smile on your face.

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

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flash9 writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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Lots of fun for not a lot of $$

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None

flash9
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Fun Roadster — These little cars are so much fun and can be had for about $7,500 in like nearly new condition. They are easy to work on and the online community is so helpful. We have two and if we had more room, we would have even more.

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

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AbeLincolnBart writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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4

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This is a fun and extremely reliable car for everyday use.  Since mostly a driver is commuting or shooting over to the store for something, ease of accomplishing the goal is paramount.  The MX-5 I have does it comfortably.

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Don't drive in snow unless you have your life insurance paid up.  Rain is fine if you've got great rain tires.  When I'm in the mountains I always wish I had a supercharger installed.  But dropping a gear usually does it.  Be careful where you drive, tires are expensive.  You get a flat, it's almost never a repair - it's a replacement issue.  $200 a flat is a serious irritation.  The later models have tire pressure alerts.

AbeLincolnBart
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When I Drive For An Hour I Always Get Out With A Smile On My Face. — I love the way it holds you in the seat without stressing any particular part of your anatomy. When I declare a future road trip - my wife, who has and loves a very comfortable Chrysler 300 - asks if we can take the Miata. The paint stays shiny, the engine is easy to maintain, my mechanic almost never sees it other than oil changes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AVeasman writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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This car is almost as much fun to drive as my '68 Triumph Spitfire was. I bought it when it was a year old and put 81K miles on it. Other than replacing a power window motor. The only time it goes to the shop is for lube and oil changes. Replaced the tires at 75K and the front pads at 87K. Back pads still have life left. Beat that!

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It's a small sports car. I can't get a set of golf clubs in the trunk.

AVeasman
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11 Years And No Problems! How Many Cars Can Say That? — When I told someone I was selling it they said you've had it forever. I said no that's longer. But I've absolutely no regrets with this car. It's done what I asked and never let me down. We've had a mutual agreement. I keep the fluids in it and it takes me what I want to go.

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David writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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great build quality.  snappy 6speed, incredible handling, gas mileage is awesome for genre and pretty good for vintage, brakes on a dime, accelerates strong through first and second

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None.

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'01 Miata-wow! — This car has been an absolute dream to own. I've driven it very hard since brand new (7+ years now) and the only problems I've had were problems that I introduced to the car. Despite putting over 100,000 miles on the car and racing it on the track regularly, it's still an absolute blast.

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Jacob writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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Convertible, Fun, Convertible, Sports car, Convertible, Not that expensive, Convertible....

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Very small boot. Only 2 seats. 11,8 km/l as standard

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One Of The Best Convertibles Ever Made — It's one of the best convertibles ever made, and It only takes 3 sec. to get the ruff down and 4 to get it up again. The cap I manual so no electrical part I going to break down when it starts raining. It’s already a sports car and doesn’t cost a fortune to purchase, style or tune (not that it really needs styling).

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Jason writes:
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Looks good, great handling, good quality, great gas mileage.

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Normal sized men don't fit very well if the top is up, not enough room for golf clubs, aftermarket parts are hard to come by, not practical for families

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The Classic Roadster — This is really my wife's car, but I'll comment on it anyways. This is a great car to drive, and nothing beats putting top down and going for a cruise down to the beach on a cool summer night. The handling is responsive, and there is enough power to get up and go. After 80k miles, the car is still is great shape as well. There are some small paint problems on the top of the trunk, but the paint is still in good shape. The interior still looks brand new as well. The car has also held up fairly well. The only major problems at this point at the fact that the power windows are on the fritz. Also, the O2 sensor went out a few months ago. Then I realized that most replacement parts for Miatas are only made by Mazda, and they are expensive. Other than that, the car still runs great. The car is a great commuter car as it is easy to maneuver on the freeways and parking lots and gets good gas mileage. It is also a great car to take on a Sunday drive. However, it is horrible if you want to go play golf or go to the in-laws for the weekend. Even if you pack light, it is hard to fit everything into the trunk. Also, it is very impractical for families as it does not hold a car seat and it is hard to go on a full grocery run with it.

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MidnightStar writes:
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Sporty

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Easy To Roll

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Very Nice Car — A Very Nice Car To Drive If Your A Small Person A Tall Person Woldnt Fit In This Car And You Should Be Careful With The Steering Turn To Hard And You Could Roll The Car Otherwise It's A Great Car To Drive

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Get One. By Dave

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1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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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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