2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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3rd Generation Ltd
Avg. Price: $12,007
Avg. Price: $10,311
Club Spec
Avg. Price: $10,328
Grand Touring
Avg. Price: $11,754
Avg. Price: $11,086
Avg. Price: $11,146

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Average User Score

4.85 stars

Based on 28 reviews

The Mx-5 Miata Mk3 Is Just That Amazing by Pat
 — This car is one of those cars that makes you want to take the back roads to where you're going. She begs for curves, twists, and roads that are barely patrolled by cops. The performance for such a sma... Read More
How Giving An Opinion Can Change What You Consider A Great Sports Car. by CEWJR
 — Car reviewed: MX-5 GT AT. Drove this car with "Manumatic" to review it for my 66-year young mother. Being an ex-road racer and die-hard Porsche man, I was really skeptical. WOW!!! This little car ... Read More
A Must-have For Many Racers, A Beautiful Cruiser For Less-competitive People. by Joshua
 — I purchased this car partially on a whim and partially to get out of a Ford with serious electrical problems. Performance-wise, the motor is extremely potent for an unmodified 4-cylinder, pushing... Read More

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

Overall User Score

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda gave its popular MX-5 Miata roadster a complete makeover for 2006. Upgrades included a slightly larger (and heavier) vehicle with more interior room, an expanded lineup of trim packages, and a more powerful engine.

The MX-5 Miata was available in entry-level Club Spec and Base versions for 2006, as well as in higher-end Touring, Sport, and Grand Touring trim packages. All were powered by a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 170 horsepower (up 28 horsepower from the previous year's standard engine). The Club Spec, Base, and Touring packages came with a five-speed manual transmission, while the Sport and Grand Touring packages received a six-speed manual. A six-speed automatic transmission was available as an option on the Touring, Sport, and Grand Touring versions.

Standard features for the Miata included power windows, dual front and side airbags, a tilt steering wheel, a CD player, and anti-lock brakes. All but the Club Spec model came with air conditioning and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Touring, Sport, and Grand Touring packages added power door locks and steering-wheel-mounted controls, while the Grand Touring added leather seats, among other options. All came with a convertible top.

The Miata's responsive handling and sportiness were especially popular with drivers, who also liked the roadster's quickness, interior design, and easily operated drop-top. However, gas mileage could have been better, some drivers noted. What's more, the Miata's new design received mixed reviews, with some liking the new styling and others finding it disjointed.


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Mazda MX-5 Miata Questions


Roof Leaks

my roof leaks from rear of convertible top

110 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

Clunk/thud Left Rear Near Tire When Going Over Bumps

Just noticed fluid leak at that spot today. Cause? Cost to repair? Safe to drive until I get to repair shop? Otherwise, drives/brakes/steers fine.

78 views with 6 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

How Do I Remove And Install An Mx-5 Taillight Assembly?

I have a 2006 Miata that has a broken lens on the passenger side taillight assembly. How do I remove the old one and install a new one? Thanks!!

314 views with 3 answers (last answer 8 months ago)

2006 Battery Is Charged But No Electrical Response.

The car is in garage for winter. Started OK a few weeks ago. Tried to start today with key but no response. No indication of any electrical response My battery charger indicates that battery is fully ...

81 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

Is There A Mini Spare Tire Available For A Miata Mx-5 With 17" Wheels ?

Looking for any kind of hard rubber mini spare for miata mx-5 with 17" wheels and 5 nuts.

1,645 views with 4 answers (last answer about a year ago)