2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 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: 4.7 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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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Retractable Hardtop Review
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5

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6-speed manual is great on hills, especially on the way to Santa Cruz.  Suspension and handling are excellent.  The roof retraction mechanism is very convenient.

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Gear ratio not optimized for freeway driving - high rpm above 70 mph.  Trunk space limits how many cases of wine can be brought back in one trip.

miatalease
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Most Fun Car I Have Owned — We have had a blast leasing this vehicle. It was our summer vehicle for use for trips to the ocean or the mountains. Climbing hills was effortless and winding roads were a must find. Sad that the lease is ending, but we get to pass along this toy.

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

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ricmartini69 writes:
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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This sport car is fantastic for Florida weather. I love to drive with open roof going to work or to the Keys. Gasoline consumption is low and the engine is very powerful and ready to responds to the request of power. easy to clean inside and outside. Very quickly to fold the roof and does not take space in the trunk. It looks beautiful the Blue color  and black inside. A car for male and female.

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Small trunk space and gasoline tank

ricmartini69
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A Car For Who Wants To Be Different From The Mass — Fun to drive, easy to maintain and people makes nice comments to you when see you driving it. The car responds fast to the pilot request and very precise.I recommend this car to single and people who loves be attractive and take vantage of nice weather

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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garyp1970 writes:
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Fantastic handling, great looks, top down fun

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Power takes getting used to but works well with this car, this is not a family car

garyp1970
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Ultra Fun Topless Driving At An Affordable Price — I ended up buying this car because it was a leftover 2010 in the summer of 2011. After test driving the car I knew I wanted it and then proceeded to hammer out a good deal with the sales person. This car just brings smiles galore to my face whenever I take it out for a drive. Sometimes I even commute to work with it on a nice clear day since it is so fun to drive. The Mazda MX-5 has good power and even better handling. It is such a blast to toss into curves.

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

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Justin writes:
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it is fun to be in.

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too low to the ground.

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Interesting Car. — With a rotary engine, and size, this small sports car is a lot of fun for adults with the need for a fun ride. It has a low profile which makes it easy to get into, but a challenge to get out of.

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robert5956 writes:
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All good so far.

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robert5956
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Fun Driver, Very Comfortable And Good Space For A Classis Roadster. — Great car. Perfect for me as daily driver and weekend fun car. Handles nicely. Top is really impressive in that is simple, with not as many moving parts as the competition and it fits in the boot leaving trunk space. The auto and its simulated manual is kinda cool and though I have read some bad things about the sound system I find it perfectly adequate. Very pleased with the purchase.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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whitey169 writes:
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Hardtop, Hardtop Hardtop Great get around car, very desirable color

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whitey169
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Awesome Little Attention Getter Hardtop Convertible! — 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 convertible is worth much more than a soft top!!

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

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Chris writes:
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Simply the simplest and most focused drivers car in the market.  All hail the king of the sports cars.

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The mazda paint chips easily.  That's the only negative.

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Wicked Fun...wickedly Economic. — This is a driver's car. If you haven't driven one...hold your tongue, get to a mazda dealership, and take this car out! It is the most perfectly balanced car I've driven. You can turn off all the help and make it slide until you're tired of it, then you can drive it like your parents would. Also...put some winter tires on it and it's quite competent as long as it doesn't rub its belly on the snow. Every gear is right where you want it, the sound is great without being loud, and it gets STUPID good mileage. Worst tank so far is 24 MPG, we average 32 in the city, driving it hard! If you can drive this without a goofy grin on your face you have no soul!

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

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Pat writes:
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Review
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I used to make fun of this car before I drove one and I sincerely apologize to Mazda and every owner ever for that. It's fun, quick, reliable and the cost of ownership is on the low end. If you can get past the whole "It takes premium gas" part, then you'll love owning and driving one.

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Umm... maybe add a digital compass? The only car that I drove that could outperform the MX-5 in handling was the Boxster, and it wasn't by much (the 911 didn't come close to the Boxster or MX-5's handling)

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Porsche Handling, Mazda Price. — It's a roadster; a 2 seat, RWD, convertible. I don't have kids so there's no need for a backseat. Cargo room. I can pack an entire shopping cart of groceries into the trunk and then there's half a cart worth of room behind the roll bars when the top it up. There's also cubbies everywhere in the car for extra storage. It's shocking when you realize how much stuff it can hold! Build quality, ride quality and MPG are better than the '06 I had. They say the AT and MT have similar MPG, HOWEVER, the MT has 167HP vs the AT with 158HP so that's a win for the MT. I've had the car in for oil changes....... that's about it. Well, the battery had to be reset for sitting in the showroom for so long so aside from that it's been super reliable. shifting is like butter and I smile every time I have the top down and I see curvy roads coming up. It's worth the money. The sound system is better than in my '06 AND you get speakers in-between the seats in every trim on the newer models instead of just the GT on the older models like my '06. Just drive one with the top down on a beautiful day and you'll see why Mazda has sold over 900,000 of these cars since it was released in '89 and the number is shooting up higher each year.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dbtekno writes:
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This car is absolutely fun to drive and a real head turner. Very economical to own and insure with an excellent manufacturers warranty and reputation.  Best selling roadster in the world for several years now.

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Not the tire burning power of my old Honda S2000.

dbtekno
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Fun To Drive Roadster. — Although I have only put 1,700 miles on this little baby, it has been a joy to use around town and on country roads. This is a fun to drive and easy to own sport car that is as close to the feel of my old MGB's as any other little 4 banger that I have owned.

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

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Overall A Wonderful Car To Drive! By Almenmarine

I would recommend this car in a heart beat. It is very fun to drive, it turns heads constantly, and i get many compliments on the Two tone with matching rims that came with the special edition model. ... Read More

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Fun To Drive! By Jcar

Bought this looking for a fun to drive car for the mountains and weekends - delivers on all counts! Super fun to work the manual transmission on mountain and curvy roads - hugs corners unbelievably... Read More

Best Roadster I Have Owned. By Heavenlyway

I have owned a toyota celica gt, mazda rx7 gxl, mazda rx7 turbo II, Porsche boxster, Porsche Boxster S, Porsche 911 Carrera, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, and a Toy Corolla XRS. While a few of these w... 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

'09 Miata Gt Prht By Rich

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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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Amazing By Vivek

The most awsome sports car, the car of my dreams! She handles like a dream, stops on a dime, makes me a better driver, and the looks i get damn, never a dull moment, have a smile everytime we go o... Read More

Great Price Great Look Fun Drive Fantastic Car! By pradaninja

I love this car it makes driving to work everday fun. No complaints here. I would recommend getting this car in stick it is a 5 speed and you have to shift alot but its so much fun it doesnt matter. Read More

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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Great Car, Crappy Dealer By mightymini11

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 cle... Read More

I Love This Car! By ssnzoom

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... Read More

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