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

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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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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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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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Fun!

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Not amazingly quick, and totally impractical

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Buy One Or Your Life Won't Be Complete! — Great little sports car...well, so everyone else says. Could be faster, could be more practical. Fun to drive, but won't beat much on the road in a race... . It's all well and good having a convertible when it's hot, but this is Britain! I must have forgotten that when I bought it in February on a grey day, 120 miles from home in Somerset from a dodgy second hand car salesman. Initially, his fur collarred, Del Boy-esque jacket didn't fill me with a reassuring amount of confidence, but I kept telling myself that as long as the car was ok, it would be a wise purchase...and it has been (phew!). The long drive back to Hertforshire gave me ample chance to get to know my new friend intimately. Setting off in the afternoon, getting home in the late evening and having even experienced snow (not fun the first time you drive a rear wheel drive the first time you get lost in the centre of Basingstoke!) on the 5 hour 'date', I was getting the unmistakable feeling of regret that you always get after the most expensive purchase you have ever made doesn't turn out to be quite as 5-sense satisfying as you had hoped. But I have stuck with it for 9 months so far, and I still can't wait to get an S2000!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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Fun to drive, good gas mileage

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Cramped, little trunk space

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Glad I Bought It — Pretty good looking, still in nice shape after nine years. New top installed August 2010, new clutch + trans rebuild. Fun to drive on the twisty roads of North Carolina's mountains. After driving a '93 NA (1.6 liter) Miata for five years, I was impressed by the NB's performance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Extremely fun, due to RWD and light weight

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No comfort, 2 seater

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Drift? — Amazing quality for its price, 9sec 0-100 with 1.6L is quite good. Everything i needed worked perfectly eg. audio system, a/c, interior is poor but u cant expect more from a miata. Appearence is'nt amazing, but who cares, doesnt make the car faster. For 3 years of intence driving, was no problems with the car at all. The car is great fun to drive.

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

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Slip And Slide — Its the funnest thing in the world to drive for the money that i paid for it the handling is awesome and it gets good gas mileage im not saying its the best car in the world just considering wat i got it for its awesom

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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A very good driver's car

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2 seater

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I Adore It. — Good handling, excellent balance, reliable, looks good, fun to drive and not too expensive. Easy to maintain and also a nice drive in rush traffic for a low 2 seater convertivle. Not the fastest drive nor very powerful, so this one is for the bends and not the straights.

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

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2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Great Third Car By Tacosell

I was waiting for the new ND design but I want the retractable hardtop and not canvas. So I bought a 2012 Special edition for $a measly $20600 with 19K miles. The car is really fun to drive and handle... Read More

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Phenomenal Genuine Traditional Roadster By Tacosell

For those who remember the roadsters of the 70's MG,Triumph, Fiat this is a great reliable representation. Great third car - I was waiting for the more masculine new ND design but I want the retracta... Read More

Fun Ride With A Hard Top Convertible & Not Expensive To Maintain By 3nails4me

Fun ride with a hard top convertible and not expensive to maintain. The ride is very good & the 6 speed shifting has a very good sync. system, even for my wife, who loves driving it. The heated seat... Read More

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Fun To Drive! By Jcar

Bought this looking for a fun to drive car for the mountains and weekends - delivers on all counts! Super fun to work the manual transmission on mountain and curvy roads - hugs corners unbelievably... Read More

Best Roadster I Have Owned. By Heavenlyway

I have owned a toyota celica gt, mazda rx7 gxl, mazda rx7 turbo II, Porsche boxster, Porsche Boxster S, Porsche 911 Carrera, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, and a Toy Corolla XRS. While a few of these w... Read More

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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

Awesome Little Attention Getter Hardtop Convertible! By whitey169

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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