2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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: 4.8 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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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"price" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews
"small roadster" 2 reviews

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Erik writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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5

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Peppy engine, Looks great, Manual Tranny, Bose Sound, Handles like it's on rails, Comfortable interior, There is actually a trunk, Lots of potential for upgrades

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Could use more oomph, I would have liked the stock ground effects option but it is no longer offered, Trunk space

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Great Little Roadster — Performance: Acceleration, especially with the manual is speedy but not rocket-sled like. Braking is excellent with stock brakes. I have Riken Raptor HR tires on right now which are functioning great in all types of weather except snow/ice. Handling is like your on rails. Every little nudge of the steering wheel is translated to a change of direction. One of the best handling cars I've ever driven. To sum it up, it swallows corners. Supercharger planned in distant future (i.e. when I have money) Build Quality: Excellent craftsmanship and everything is laid out very simply. Would be a very easy to work on car. Modifications require little effort. Few squeaks and rattles on interior, but that is acceptable with the stiff suspension. No repairs as of today. Appearance: Fantastic looking car, but could do with some more muscle. Some say it looks like its smiling, which just reflects how one feels when tossing this thing through corners. The "Classic Red" combo with the tan top is very british sports car like and is a good look for the car. Cost of Ownership: The Miata commands a premium over similar models made by other manufacturers because of it's excellent build quality, good gas mileage, and high demand. I got a good price on the car, and so far, all regular scheduled maintenance has been relatively inexpensive. Fun factor: VERY FUN! I'd probably give it a 9/10, just because it could use a little more power.

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George writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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The excitement you get.

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No spaces

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Better Than Expected! — My mazda mx5 is the car i have always wanted to buy. Not very fast but great built, Very beutiful looking, babe magnetwith low maintenance cost (despite Mazda's very expensive parts!) but with great fun factor because its low weight very good balance, rear weel drive and many aftermarket tuning options. Very cheap fun machine for big boys!!!!!

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Shopland writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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5

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Great looking. Always positive comments from people. Handles like a nut!
Bose radio kicks butt!

Cons

not great in the snow.

Shopland
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Highest Smiles Per Gallon That You Will Find! — This car is great fun for anyone you enjoys driving. Designed with the British sports cars of the past in mind. Rear wheel drive, short shifting, handling is fantastic. This is the best British Roadster ever made. (without the British leaks and electrical problems)

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

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jzeyedoc writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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Most fun car out there...great handling in small package...classic roadster!!!

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2 passenger

jzeyedoc
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Fun, Fun, Fun — Most fun car I have had. Great to tool around in the summer. Very sharp, unusual metallic yellow...only 1000 of these ever made!! Turns heads all over town. Great mileage, easy maintenance, regular gas. Always highest Consumer reports rankings.

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

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ltempleton writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
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4

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Enjoyable to drive, fast and sporty

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Nothing

ltempleton
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Great Car — Fun convertible car to drive with a 5 speed manual transmission. The exterior is dark blue and the interior is tan leather, it also has the factory AM/FM radio CD player with Bose speakers. Great gas mileage and with only 62,208 miles it is in excellent condition!

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Jason writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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4

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handling

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small interior

25

Good Car — good car for around town and track days. not so much for longer trips. anything over an hour hour and a half the drive is a bit rough. suspension is tight really sticky in the corners small engine not the greatest in light to light racing

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

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Dustin writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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5

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Its amazing

Cons

Not that fuel efficient and does not have very much space for hauling people or stuff

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It Is A Great Car, But Better As A Secondary Car Rather Than A Primary Car — a little TOO small but it handles amazing and has been extremely reliable for the past 2 years ive owned it. I would definitely reccomend it to anyone i get alot of compliments on it, i just wish it had a little more power

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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5

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More fun driving than one will have in a long time

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not a good people carrier

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Buy It — Excellent performance from a fairly inexpensive car. Fun to drive, a real pleasure to drive that puts a smile on your face. Made by a proven company with good prices for parts and it is a car that will keep running.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Soraw writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
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4

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handles very well, simple softop convertible makes it easy to operate, very light weight!, small engine makes fuel consumption very good comparing to other sport cars, FUN FACTOR!

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The drivertrain, can feel it sitting and operating next to your left thigh which can produce unwated heat. The noise, the ride is not refine at all. practicality problem , a bit more leg room would be much appreciated

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2002 Mazda Mx-5 — I like this car a lot because of its lightweight-ness and the simple cockpit. The convertible soft top is a blast too! some wind in your ear and you will never forget about driving this car. It is so joyful and you always feel safe! it feels like nothing can go wrong with it. and because it is so small you can park it very easily. The engine does seem a little underpower though and the noise when the roof is up is also quite irritating if your doing a long distance drive. This is not a fast car but it handles so well, you will feel as if you are driving a go-kart and when you have the roof down it is a joyyyyy to drive!

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

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Meghan writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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5

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Its fun!

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Too small if in a wreck

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Wouldn't Own Anything Else! — Its an amazing little car, gets great gas mileage and fun to drive. The only drawback is if you are in a wreck, it could be pretty dangerous. Overall though, I totally recommend it to anyone that is looking for a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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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

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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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