2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition w/ Power Hard Top Review
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Great car for the money
Great fuel economy
Traditional Roadster
Retractable Hardtop is the best
A joy to drive

Cons

Bumpy ride
Cabin noise
Limited tech

Tacosell
105

Phenomenal Genuine Traditional Roadster — For those who remember the roadsters of the 70's MG,Triumph, Fiat this is a great reliable representation. Great third car - I was waiting for the more masculine new ND design but I want the retractable hardtop and not canvas. So I bought a 2012 Special Edition for measly $20600 with 19K miles. The car is really fun to drive and handles on rails. Its not as fast as my Corvette was but is far far more reliable and the fun factor is higher. I would rather drive a slower car fast than a fast car slow. GM does not make great cars IMO as far as reliability and value goes. The Miata is comfortable and has adequate room for driver and passenger. My biggest complaint is the lack of modern tech. (the 08 Vette was worse) BT works with phone but no music streaming. have to use the AUX IN or buy a BT aux in module. Only one 12V receptacle. But it does have HomeLink go figure. A HUD would be great. The new ND is tech laden with a lot of "nanny" tech such as lane change monitoring which is not needed on this car. Still no HUD though. But I would rather have more than less tech so i will be buying an ND IF and or when they release a Hard Top Convertible. The MX5 is far far less expensive to maintain than the Corvette. I miss NOTHING in going from my 08 Corvette Z51 to this Miata. Except maybe the outward design which again the new ND MX5 has resolved to my satisfaction, In the mean time i will drive from the inside out and enjoy this economical traditional roadster I have the Automatic and prefer it over the standard. don't feel the experience is lacking at all. I had a MT Vette then the AT and preferred the AT. Purists would rather have the Standard. I drove one and really prefer the automatic. that said I will not pay $1100 for the AT option on the ND if I buy new. I will buy the MT and save over a grand. I know it is unfair to compare to a Corvette but that is my most recent experience and I prefer the MX5 which says a lot about this fun little reliable car.

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

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Convertible w/ Retractable Hardtop Review
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Fun, economical hard top convertible with excellent 6 speed transmission

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Only 2 people & no one over 6' with top up.  No spare tire & small trunk.

3nails4me
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Fun Ride With A Hard Top Convertible & Not Expensive To Maintain — Fun ride with a hard top convertible and not expensive to maintain. The ride is very good & the 6 speed shifting has a very good sync. system, even for my wife, who loves driving it. The heated seats are great in the winter. There is no spare tire and the trunk is small. We like the fact that many systems are not electronic thereby reducing potential electrical repair problems that we have experienced with other automobile/trucks we have owned. My wife and I love driving our MX5 Grand Touring Miata.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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This car is very agile! It is a true sports car on the back roads

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The Power. It needs more of it

Almenmarine
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Overall A Wonderful Car To Drive! — 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. The only thing that i would frown upon is the power. I wouldn't mind having an extra 20HP. That can easily come with a few mods, but modding isn't for me!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Great Third Car By Tacosell

I was waiting for the new ND design but I want the retractable hardtop and not canvas. So I bought a 2012 Special edition for $a measly $20600 with 19K miles. The car is really fun to drive and handle... 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

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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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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

Awesome Little Attention Getter Hardtop Convertible! By whitey169

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

'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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