2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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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"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
CONS
"small roadster" 2 reviews

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Kris writes:
2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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4

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Gas mileage and reliability.

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Only having two seats and very little cargo space isnt too great

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Mx5 Miata — Preformance wise... accel isnt too bad, but once you get up there handling is great, up keep is fairly easy and pretty cheap parts, gas mileage is very good. Appearance wise, mine is mostly stock but still looks decent. But overall its a fun car to own as long as you have a backup because only having two seats isnt always practical.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Debbie writes:
2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
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5

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great handling, great looks, loads of mods available,

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visibility with roof up, having headlights shining right in to your car at night as it's a lot lower than most cars, comes in some very unusual colours!

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Fantastic Car, Easy To Handle, Great Fun To Drive! — The mx-5 is meant to be the biggest selling roadster in the UK and i can see exactly why. In the time I've had my mk 2.5 1.8i, I've lowered it, uprated the air filter, added a mesh grill, and fitted clear indicators. It is very much work in progress as i also intend to add style bars, uprate the brakes, upgrade the tyres, change the fuel cap to a chrome style. Eventually i will consider supercharging. I doubt i will turbo it instead although i will consider this nearer the time. This car is quick, responsive and really fun to drive. The other thing I've noticed is how people treat you as a person driving a car and not just another car on the road. When i say that i mean that, because people can see your face they tend to be more courteous, they let you out at junctions and thank you more for giving way to them etc. I've been bitten by the MX-5 bug and love this car to pieces. I've also had lots of positive remarks from strangers which is always nice.

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nknk writes:
2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE Review
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everything

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can't think of any

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I Love My Miata! — This is a fun little roadster-convertible! Beautifully designed and very high quality! We have it for 3 years, used model from 2003, but never had any problems with it. I'm sure it will last for many years to come. To summarize: excellent performance, high quality build, awesome appearance, low cost of ownership and fun factor through the roof (pun intended)! :)

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hleig845 writes:
2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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5

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Small, fast, convertable, runs great,

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Only two seats, not a lot of space

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Awesome Car! I Love It! — I would say this car is an awesome little car. Its great for someone who just wants to have a fun time on the road. Its small and great on gas mileage. Overall this is a great buy for anyone

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

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Joel writes:
2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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5

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Small, sporty, and handling

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Golf clubs don't fit in the trunk well

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Sweet Little Two Seat Roadster! — Great performance, it likes to rev, no squeaks or rattles, but that's b/c of the Bose sound system I'm blasting, not the fastest b/c of the 1.8 liter engine but it has 148 hp!! Car is a blast to drive. It handles like a dream in the corners. To top it all off it gets good gas mileage. Now to see how fun it is in the Michigan winter! (i rated the backseats with one star b/c it made me, but it has no back seats!)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Shinsen Review
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everything is positive

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interior is a little plain. but great non the less.

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Overall Great — everything is amazing.... interior needs a lil work... the mpg is great. the exterior is beautiful... mouse grey with a navy blue top. performance is amazing ( 5 speed manual transmition) its fun sporty... and a big head turner... this car can definitely get tuned up. i have a ractive performance muffler. i wanna put in a super charger and a cold air intake. idk for sure but i might wanna out in a catalitic converter..... also, a rear lip spoiler.. overall fantastically amazing.

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garney10 writes:
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putting the top down and run down the highway!

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A little bit low to the ground.

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Sporty,impressive,boss Of The Road! — What is there to dislike about this Sharp low slung, wide rider sport car! This is the car that you want when you go out looking for a good looking woman. The car that you want to take when you feel like you just won the Indy 500!

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

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bill122055 writes:
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4

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Great little sports car,handles like a dream

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no cons, it's a sports car

bill122055
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Stylish And Sleek — Small roadster,handles very well in cornering and seems to have adequate acceleration for this size car.Fun to drive and takes seconds to put the top up or down. I opted for cold air intake and modified exhaust,car sounds awesome going through the gears.

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

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Christian writes:
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i love absolutely everything about the car itself

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the only thing i cant stand is the stereotype that it is a "hairdressers" car. it is not

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Bottom-line A Fun Car And Cheap And Easy To Drive — the performance of this car is great, the car sticks to the road and solid breaking capabilities. i have had to replace a small panel because of rust but that was the fault of the previous owner and nothing to do with the car at all. the car as you can sea is a beautiful design and for something that is very affordable it is quite luxurious. it doesn't cost the earth like others and is the most fun you can have in a small car

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

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hleig845 writes:
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Fun, small, speedy, great on gas, good miles on it

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small, not a family car

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Great Sports Car! — This small little car is great for someone who just wants to have fun on the road. It has great gas mileage and goes real fast. It can zip in and out of lanes and riding with the top down is a lot of fun.

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

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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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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

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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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