2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 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:4.8 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"space" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS Review
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Fun car to drive. Very spirited and responsive. Mazda reliability.

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Only seats two. Limited cargo space.

JOHNCOX
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Miata Fun! — This car has been a lot of fun. We bought it over 2 years ago and have only had to buy a battery. It's always fun to drive with the top down. In the winter, the hardtop seals great and has a rear window defroster with a good heater. There is also a local Miata club to join. Never joined, but we know some of the members and they have activities you can participate in like road trips and repair help.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great handling, a bundle of fun

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small trunk,

robssy
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Awesome Car — fun car to take out on the road at any day. cruising the country side or along the ocean does not matter this is the a blast to have, a must for every sport fan that loves fast cars, good handling on the road and turns, and like driving a convertible.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great handling, hugs the road, fun to drive

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regular wear, slight rattle on right front top, need place to store the hard top.

robssy
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Super Driver's Car! — Love the look and Handling of this vehicle. It is fun to drive in most conditions. Love the fuel economy. This car is a great car for going out on days off and having fun along the beach mountain or cross country.

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The funnest car I have drove hands down. Not much power, but it's super light weight.

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No room for much of anything. Only two seats.

SimplySlime
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Amazing Roadster — It's the perfect beach car, or Sunday cruiser. Or take it to the track and let the car do what it was made to do. Amazing reliability, just don't take cross country trips with it (because of its size) 5th car I have owned, definitely the funnest.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata MAZDASPEED Review
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Great fun, great value. Have had the car for 6 years and all it needed was oil, gas and tires. Very reliable and loads of fun to drive. Handling is fantastic. Looks are classic.

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Obvious - the car is small. I'm 6'-3" and while I can drive the car with no problems, it is better suited to someone under 6'.

RunningHippo
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Quick, Great Handling — I bought the Mazdaspeed from Arizona in 2008. It has never disappointed me and the addition of the Flying Miata header and pipe make it sound just right. This is the perfect weekend roadster that does not bust your budget!

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

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Perfect two seater with plenty of power

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it is a two seater with minimal room - not a luxury car

riverbouy
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I Love The Performance Of This Ride — This is a great handling car with plenty of acceleration. Try the turbo charger in first gear. This is the MazdaSpeed which was limited in production as an anniversary edition and came with factory installed turbo charger, Bose Sound, Aluminum pedals, sport seats, Allow aluminum lightweight wheels, low profile tires, etc. If you want a fun convertible car to drive - this is it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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This is an awesome fun care to drive.  I also love the looks of this car!!

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It is a very small car.

riverbouy
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Fun Car To Drive With Surprising Amount Of Pep And Handling. — The acceleration of this car is awesome when compared to other small two seaters. It is not a sports car and doesn't compare to the Corvette or :Porsche, etc... It also is maintenance free and extremely reliable. The handling on this car is absolutely unbelievable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The acceleration rips your head off

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It blew its own bottom off recently.

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Love/hate — 174 rear wheel kilowatts (otherwise known as 230 brake horsepower) in a light rear wheel drive car with big brakes and limited slip diff makes for a lot of fun. Hopefully it'll be even better when the motor is mended and improved.

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

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Great to drive and good on gas. Handles like a go cart.

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Not good for long trips of 200 miles of more.

Pocket_Rocket_04
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Perfect Around Town Car And Night Time In The Summer! — Best driving small car I have ever driven. The car performs beautifully with the turbo engine and handling with the front to rear wheel weight almost equal is exceptional. This is a great car for the young and the young at heart!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun Car, great gas mileage

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blind spots with top up.

afountain
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Sporty, Quick, Fun, And Reliable — Awesome car to drive. Great gas mileage and very reliable! Nothing better than cruising in this car with the top down on a warm sunny day. It is a very quick car and handles corners very well. It is a great car.

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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

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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

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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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