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    1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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    Maziata — Its a fun lil car, just to mess around in. Its no porshe or anything, with only a 1.6L, you wont be blowing anybodys doors off. It has great acceleration from 0-65, but levels off after you go any faster. Its a fairly cheap car for what you get out of it though. For around 2,500 - 3,000 is what you'll end up paying though. It gets good gas mileage, but only has a ten gallon tank. What can you expect from a car like that though. But overall its a pretty sound car.

    Pros: quick, looks good, gas mileage, CONVERTIBLE!!!, handles like a dream.

    Cons: not a fast car, stock speakers are no good, top wear and tear.

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    My Miata — performance- i have the 1.6 L which some people perfer.. not gonna lie, this car will never win a drag race but it is so fast around the corners that you will have fun!! looks great! great millage!! bought it for $2500, put 300 more into it and i plan on keeping it for a long time

    Pros: great fun!! cheep!! good for autocross or a track day and easy to work on

    Cons: not alot of power:(

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    We Don't Need No Stinkin' Truck! — This is the Miata-Truck edition. Haha. My husband will carry anything in this car with the help of bungee straps. Ugly as sin though. He tore the carpet out, holes in the floor, the front is scratched up to hell... but he loves it.

    Pros: When the top is down, the sky is literally the limit.

    Cons: Ugly.

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    Iridium — I love my car iridium. Its my 1990 mazda mx-5 miata, greddy turbod, custom intercooled, and aesthetically pleasing. It stops well, and when it starts, it runs well. But it doesn't like the cold, and well, colorado's not the place for warm weather. i get amazing gas mileage, but the soft tops rip easily. fun. FUN?! yeah, its fun. its a go-cart only street legal. not to mention, it looks sick.

    Pros: new paint, great tires, turbo

    Cons: has some rust, tends to give issues. headlights need aiming.

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    Best Car I Ever Owned — Its an open convertible like oldtimers as the Lotus Elite, MGA, Morgan and so on but at the same time its a Mazda. Therefore it always start and its never out of order. Being almost 20 years old I just have had to change brakes and exhaust system. At the same time its just fun to drive especially on a curly road in the spring on a sunny day in a forrest. It reacts like a gocart and look forward to a trip in my Miata

    Pros: Looks and the fun factor

    Cons: The original paintjob

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    Eunos Roadster — Performance is reasonable from a 1.6ltr engine Biuld quality is excellent. no probs there Beautifully balanced appearance on the exterior. A bit too glum interior but plenty of after market bits to bling things up. Fun factor is .......always there Would thoroughly recommend this car to anyone who likes their driving

    Pros: Fun Fun Zoom

    Cons: Where's my petrol gone?

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    This Is Probably The Most Consistently Fun Car I've Ever Driven. — Although some minivan's could blow my doors off at a traffic light, this wasn't built for straight-line performance - it weighs in at a startling 2200lbs, has a super low CG, double wishbone suspension front and rear, and is rear wheel drive, making it scream through corners as if there were no corners to sweat. Effortless. I found out that I can push this car into corners about 15-20mph faster than I initially thought I could, which is always at LEAST twice the "curve speed limit". A lot of people still tote this to be a girl's car, but I've found that people that say that often tend to look at it differently after taking a tour around it, hearing it, seeing it move. I don't hear many jokes from them after a while - instead, I get asked for a ride or even to borrow the keys! The top is manual, requires only two latches to be unfastened, and can be folded back with one hand from the driver's seat. The engine loves to rev, and winds to a sweet sounding 7200rpm quickly. Gas mileage is generally in the low to high 20's, depending on how often your foot is in the pedal. xD These cars are very simply built; very minimalistic - but very solid. Repairs are limited to those that just tend to be needed after a while on any car - tires, timing belt, tune-up stuff. I've been very pleased with the reliability. All in all, this is one of those cars that if I HAD to sell it, I'd be impatiently waiting for another chance to own one down the road.

    Pros: Handling, ease of convertible top use

    Cons: Cargo space - I don't have a trunk, I have a SECOND GLOVEBOX

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    Best Car Ive Ever Owned — My car is 18 years old, and drives like a dream. Performance is brillian, handles brilliantly even tho is rear wheel drive. Doesnt cost to much to keep on the road, its a lovely car to drive and comfy when there is no bumps in the road. Overall my dream car :)

    Pros: Good looking, good acceleration, handling is brilliant, feels cosy inside

    Cons: None

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    Mazda Miata — Love this little thing. Handles like its on rails. Need more power for sure, but that why i am putting a turbo on it soon. New tires would be nice, but need to first decide if i want to get new rims first. The built quality is pretty good for 1990. The car is very light and get 35+ mpg. Drifts great too;-)

    Pros: Handles great

    Cons: underpowered

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    Still The One. — What can be said about the world's best selling sports car of all time? The miata is the benchmark for the entry level sports car market. The miata offers great balance and handling for a low price. I've gotten more looks of encouragement and thumbs up in this car then any other. Huge smiles per Gallon. The only downside is that I can't drive it all the time. Those who mock the miata as a gay car or women's car obviously are clueless and don't understand sports cars. No other cars are nearly as capable for the money.

    Pros: The miata is still the benchmark.

    Cons: My other car is not a miata.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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