1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

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    Awesome Miata — 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 for my saxophone in the trunk. It isn't great for grocery shopping, but nothing beats it for a fun drive. I wouldn't drive it long distances. It can feel a little cramped after awhile.

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

    Pros: Love it

    Cons: Really small

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    Fun Sports Car — Fun and agile. But needs a bit more power. Planing on adding a turbo charger and titanium valve and valve springs. Really reliable its almost 24 years old and only had to replace the rear end. No rust on anything at all.

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

    Pros: Really fun in the turns

    Cons: needs a bit more power

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    Get One. — 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 track, where it would still have been fun, slowly.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cheap to run fun car.

    Cons: Nothing.

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    Awesome Fun On Warm Sunny Days! — I love driving this car on warm days with the top down, I love driving on back country roads with lots of curves and it's lots of fun on the express way going 80 to 90 passing everything. It's great on gas and very easy to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: A Lot of fun to drive, great on gas mileage.

    Cons: old

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    I Loved It, It Was A Great First Owned Car — great car...had some issues with the radiator, and the crankshaft went out at the end of its lifespan... but apparently that was a regular for the 90 model. the car was a blast to drive, it was governed at 180 kph but it was pretty awesome on that autobahn

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

    Pros: drop down top was great for the summertime

    Cons: it couldn't do snow very well, and the maintenance on it seem constant near the end of its lifespan

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    Best Car I've Owned. — Probably the great convertible of all time, This car wrote the book on lightweight platforms. Exceptional handling and power even from the puny 1.6 liter, Put the top down and just drive the car. No cargo space but if buying a car of this type are you really worried about cargo? Beautiful cars as well!

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

    Pros: Lots of things to like or love about these cars.

    Cons: Engine could be a bit more powerful.

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    Love It, Wouldn't Part With It — I've loved this car since I got it so many years ago. It's a work horse, roadster and fun rolled into one. Mine has a trailer hitch installed and I've pulled trailers with it for as long as I've owned it. The clutch is still original as are all the parts. I've never had a bit of trouble with it mechanically. The paint is still original and looks great - a little oxidizing but after 20 years that's expected (I didn't maintain all that well in my younger days). It's a car that has to fit the person but I'd recommend to anyone that has the build or desire to get into one!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Responsive, efficient, pulls more weight than you'd ever expect.

    Cons: Too small to carry stuff....unless you pull a trailer

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    This Is A Great Little Sports Car. Drive Very Well... — it's great on gas, fill it up for 25.00 and ride for a week. Now that gas is going up up up you need a good car like this. Great for trip has a pretty big truck to be so small. Has spare tire, and jack.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great on gas, handles like a dream.

    Cons: not for big people.

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    The Ultimate Affordable Convertible — 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 confortable. Tons of aftermarket stuff for personalizing the car. Reliability was great, no repairs while I had it.

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

    Pros: Praticality

    Cons: Nothing to hate, perfect in its market segment

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    Graet Little Car — i think its a great car to drive its a real drivers car you point and it shoots, always gives you feed back, is a chirpy fun little convertible, there is not much space for thing but you can get creative.

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

    Pros: great handling easy to drive.

    Cons: no space for any thing

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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

    2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

    Phenomenal Genuine Traditional Roadster By Tacosell

    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 retracta... Read More

    Fun Ride With A Hard Top Convertible & Not Expensive To Maintain By 3nails4me

    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 seat... Read More

    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

    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

    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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