2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • 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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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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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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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!

Cons

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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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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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

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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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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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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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Andy writes:
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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Handling, looks, fun-factor, and this car has a huge following.

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The top just ripped.

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2001 Crystal Blue Ls Miata — My Crystal Blue Miata is exactly what you want from a sports car. Fun to drive, RWD, 50/50 weight distribution, easy maintenance, high reliability, and I'm just now in July of '08 getting a good rip in the very, very-well-used soft top with 85,000 miles on the car. I'm just now looking into selling the car due to increasing family size (It was okay with 1 child, not 2). I may be getting another Eunos Roadster from my Sister some day when she moves back from Japan. Right hand drive, 1st generation (with the flip-up headlights) and it is also Crystal Blue!

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Katy writes:
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Reliable, pretty, actually fairly economical on long runs, simple hood, not as expensive to run as some other Japanese convertibles. Great fun - gets lots of looks.

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Can be a little cramped in the cabin with the roof up. Lots of them about. Not head in the back of the seat fast on acceleration, but get the 1.8. Nice round corners.

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(not A Miata) Most Fun You Can Have In Compact Convertible - Simple Hood Mech Too — Lots about so find a good UK one, special edition if you can. Mine is the Mark 2.5 1.8 Sport 6 speed manual in Crystal Blue with lots of extras including chromy bits, heated seats, windblocker, style bars, spoiler.... Great fun - throw back the hood and let the wind in your hair

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Overall A Wonderful Car To Drive! By Almenmarine

I would recommend this car in a heart beat. It is very fun to drive, it turns heads constantly, and i get many compliments on the Two tone with matching rims that came with the special edition model. ... Read More

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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

A Car For Who Wants To Be Different From The Mass By ricmartini69

Fun to drive, easy to maintain and people makes nice comments to you when see you driving it. The car responds fast to the pilot request and very precise.I recommend this car to single and people who ... 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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