2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 9 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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matthewgalik writes:
2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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4

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A true sports car--drives and handles like one and at a fraction of the cost.  It's a Mazda.  I've owned 3 in my lifetime and they are the most reliable cars on the planet.  My first Miata, a 1991 (second year they were out on the market) was sold in 2002 with 103k  miles on it.  Aside from brakes and oil changes, I never had a single repair--not even a clutch.  Great gas mileage--it will go 200-280 miles on a fill up of about 10.5 gallons.  Sex appeal--more grunty than the earlier versions, you'll feel young and free behind the wheel.  The new 2.0 litre engine has plenty of vroom vroom for a 4-cylinder engine, too.

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You can't go to Home Depot and buy much of anything with this car.  Or, take a drive for a 3-day weekend with more than 2 small pieces of luggage in the trunk, unless your passenger likes holding things in his or her lap.  But you don't buy this car for practicality, you buy it because it's fun, because  you like to drive, because you want a rag top car on those glorious sunny days.  

matthewgalik
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A Sexy Convertible Sports Car For A Fraction Of What It Should Cost — I bought my first MIata in 1991, the second year they were on the market and still had those flip up headlights. I drove it for 11 years, and sold it in 2002--and only because I was moving to Sydney, Australia and couldn't take it with me. It had 103k miles on it, and still drove like a dream. I never had a single problem with it mechanically. Mazdas, from my experience, are well-built, a great value for money, and I believe a quite underrated brand of cars. When I returned to the US in 2011, I was older (47), but yearned for the days before my 9-year stint overseas. While it was completely impractical (you can't really haul much of anything in it and there is only room for 2), I found myself in Mazda Oakland looking at this car--with just 19k miles on it, and even though it was 4 years old, still had that new car smell to it. I decided to take it for a test drive, instead of the Mazda 3 that I came to drive, and once I was behind the wheel, I was hooked. I've had many joyful experiences in this car in the 3 years that she's been mine. One of my first dates with my husband was driving through the Marin Headlands in my Miata, on a gorgeous, sunny day--with the top down, and holding his hand for the first time. Or up to Napa Valley for a weekend of wine tasting. Or to Yosemite in a freak October snowstorm. This car made my middle-aged life feel a little more frivolous, a little more fun. It was the one thing I owned that made no sense for the life I had and I didn't care because every time I got behind the wheel, I was transported back to 1991--a 27 year old driving his first convertible, and feeling young and with a life that was full of possibilities. I am only parting with it now because marriage has brought another car into my life, and with my parent's car (oddly enough--a Mazda 3)--we have one too many cars and my Miata is, well, the most dispensable. You will love this car. You will have fun times, romantic times, great memories. Just none of them about going to Home Depot.

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

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mightymini11 writes:
2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring Review
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4

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drivability

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squirrilly steering has been cleared up. Balance was off by quite a bit. Their answer (Flood Mazda) New Tires. I got them, they paid. Still squirrely, had them re-balanced. Now it's perfect.

mightymini11
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My Mazda Mx-5 Touring — I really like this car and will love it, this week will be week two. I feel very comfortable with the car and it's handling characteristics but am not impressed by it's lack of power and it's heavy road feel. It does have a 50/50 weight distribution but the front end is lacking something. To the dealer's credit, they are willing to make it right. I will keep you posted and upload some pictures. I love the highland green color. Now that I have had this car for over 3 months, it has developed an issue with the check engine light, I had my buddy do a system scan and there were no codes being thrown, he reset it and it was OK for about 30 days, it popped up again and stayed lit for about 4 days and went out, came back on about a week later. I have checked everything and the diagnostic was run again. No issues or codes. This car was used and registered in Florida and sent up to Rhode Island to an auction. I think that these issues were there all along. I have finally gotten the codes for the check engine light and it's the thermostat, one would think that it's an easy fix but, in fact, it's hairy. The placement is located on the drivers side of the engine, towards the bottom. the price from parts stores varies from $29.00 to a high of $56.00 I have not checked with the dealer prices but I know the are high. I am not happy with Flood Mazda at all. What NAPA did for me for free (diagnostic) would cost $99.00 there. The car is a looker, but still has the squirrely feel. My son drove it for the first time and was literally all over the road. I'm used to it now but it is and remains an issue. Many things have been done to this car to get it right. The tires were replaced and high speed balanced. The balancing that was done by the dealer was not properly done with one full ounce difference being put to the right side and 2/3 of and oz. in the other wheel. The car was keyed badly several weeks ago, I opted to do a full body wrap to make it easier to fix if it should happen again. Security has been increased to catch the weasel who did this awful thing.

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

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mightymini11 writes:
2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring Hardtop Convertible Review
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4

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The car handles like a dream, has plenty of power, low curb weight, I get compliments daily on how nice it is.

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The dealer charged me way too much, there are several little things that are a pain in the butt.

mightymini11
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Great Car, Crappy Dealer — The car is so nice to drive that you don't really know how nice it is. I had to rent a car for about a week, it was a brand new Chevy Impala with less than 100 miles when I picked it up. Fresh and clean with all the bells and whistles, I kind of thought that the domestic market had improved. Upon my return, I got back in my car (the Miata) and felt the difference before I left the parking lot. It was amazing. Later when I tried to trade it in at the same dealer I bought it from for $16,400.00, they offered me under $10,000. I still owe $15,250.00 on it. They (Flood Mazda) wanted me to take a loss of $5,000.00, as if it were nothing, and the car was 100 % better than the car they delivered.

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

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ssnzoom writes:
2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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5

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Great handling; very responsive; easy and fun to drive

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Road noise

ssnzoom
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I Love This Car! — This car was perfect for me as it is sporty, really cute and so easy to drive and take care of. It does have a fairly new battery 2/13) and low profile tires were replaced in 3/12. I've taken it on a few road trips and it handles well for long distance driving. If you are looking for a car that shows off your love of sports cars at an affordable price, this is the model for you.

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Steve_D writes:
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Power, Handling, Build Quality, Everything is in the right place, when driving you feel one with the car, this car is a complete experience in pure fun.

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Limited Cargo Space.

Steve_D
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The Best Car Ever Made — For the price you will not fine a finer piece of automobile machinery made in the planet. This is a true sports coupe. WIth the cabriolet aspect adding more fun to a car that is already the most fun car to drive. Just read the reviews, consistently a top 10 car of the year on Motor Trend. Positively reviewed by every automobile authority. Top Gear's review questions why someone would ever opt for a BMW Z4 instead of the Mazda MX-5. I purchased the car used (single owner, florida lady owned) and consider the decision the best value for the dollar transaction I've ever made. I now look for excuses to make errands.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zeev writes:
2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Review
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driving fun

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build quality, interior

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Best Value Roadster — Great rear wheel drive light sportcar. sharp handling that puts a simle whereever you drive. Easy manual cavas folding roof. This is old school and the best for it. the runnig expnces are low. I cant think of any other roadster in its price

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Destry writes:
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Great car and fun to drive

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Destry
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Zoom Zoom — I love everything about my MX-5. It's a great car and it's fun to drive. Both the Exterior and Interior are very stylish. It's definitely an eye catcher. The stereo sounds great even with the top down. I also like the fact that it has a trunk.

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

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Paul writes:
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Fun, Fast, Gets you looks

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I would not avoid it

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Fast, Fun, Sexy, Wide Open Perspective On Your Daily Drive. — Absolutely love this vehicle, it is by far one of the most fun cars I have driven. Takes summer tires so got to expect some replacements every season or so, but I wouldn't trade the fun of driving this car for the world, it is amazing!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rich writes:
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fun to drive, well built, great gas mileage

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a little noisy on road trips, tight seats

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Nc Miata — 30,000 miles with nary a problem... 28-32mpg, even quick enough to get out of its own way. Great for autocross, or on dirt roads in the wilderness. Even fits all my camping gear. Modern build quality with the fun factor of the old Miatas. Love the red. Yo <3 mi Mazda!

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Danny writes:
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Fast and great gas mileage.

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A little small, and it was a little difficult to find reverse when I first got in.

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Whoo Hoo!! — One fast little so-and-so. Fastest car I've ever drove and it was a 4 Cylinder NA. Handled amazingly, point the nose where you want to go and it goes that direction. Very Very short shifts.

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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

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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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