2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.6 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

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"space" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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4

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Fun drive, reliable and affordable

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Not a family car, limited cargo space

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Fun Reliable Roadster — 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 tall people. Would definitely recommend this car.

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

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None

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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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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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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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miatalease writes:
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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

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

The Ultimate Affordable Convertible By Raoul

I bought the '91 Miata as replacement for my Fiat Spider. The Miata was certainly a step up in reliability, performance, and handling. Sportier than the Fiat and more fun to drive, although not as con... Read More

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1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

The Ultimate Economy Roadster! <3 By Claire

He's 25 years old and his styling has held up well. I was looking for a British car - being English myself- MG, Triumph, etc. and saw an ad for the Mazda. Decided to go and see him, drove him, fell in... Read More

Awesome Miata By reedersax

Love this car. It is better than therapy. I've even talked to my doctor writing a prescription for it so I could use it as a medical expense. Obviously, it is small. There is barely enough room fo... Read More

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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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