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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Catherine writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
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Its Cute

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Rough Drive

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2002 Mazda Miata — this was given to me by my mom. shes driving it at the moment cause shes looking for a new car for herself. i like it, its very small you can def. drive under an 18 wheeler with it. you do feel the road when you drive, very rough, so i wouldnt recommend it if you want a smooth ride, its a rotary engine vehicle.

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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!

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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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gambo21 writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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Great handling super reliable! FUN FUN FUN!!

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Small trunk.

gambo21
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Fun In The Sun — Love driving on hot summer days with the top down. Great for back country roads and AutoX. Very reliable good on gas can use as a every day driver. Rear wheel drive make for more fun. If you want a fun car the Miata is it!

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

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Casey writes:
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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Handling, convertible top, solid chassis, great reliability, nice fuel mileage.

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Power is merely adequate, clutch is finicky for the novice driver, RWD and 50/50 balance requires some practice in aggressive maneuvers. Requires a proper alignment roughly once a year.

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Great Light-weight Sports Car In The British Tradition With Japanese Build Quality. — Absolutely outstanding handling gives credence to the fact this is the most-raced car in North America. Amazing shifter, 50/50 weight balance, tractable engine, and surgical steering. It is, however, very small and anyone over 6'4" or with an inseam over 34" need not bother to attempt ingress. The car doesn't have a terribly large amount of power (142 hp for the 2001-2005 model discussed here). And while 5.0 cubic feet of trunk space is plenty ample enough for normal trips or a carefully packed weekend getaway for two, it won't replace your SUV or station wagon for taking bags of recycling to the center.

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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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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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ltempleton writes:
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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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handling

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small interior

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

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great on corners

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bit low to the ground - I would not dirve this in the winter.

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Fun To Drive — This car is fun to drive, it corners amazingingly well - accelerates great. plenty of power for my needs.. inexpensive to buy & own (in realation to most sports cars). Twelve more words and I can submit this. why?? because it is face book & one tends to waste there time here doing things like this.

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

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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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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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