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    1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata RoadsterReview
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    Mi Little Mx5 — Best fun driving car for less than € 5000!! Mine was very early euro spec Mx5: with no power steering,but with a good torsen lsd. Fun,Fun,Fun for more or less 200000kms, with only clutch, gearbox(was only noisy...), and hood replaced. She was always perfect, in summer,or winter,in city center,or on autobahn at 200km/h. If you are young, and love to drive, buy one like mine: 116 ps first series and you'll love her forever!!! My next step is a Lotus Elise s2, just bought 2 months ago

    Pros: All!!!!

    Cons: ..........surely i don't know: maybe lacks of air conditioned???

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    Fun Ride! — stock, well... ladies car..;) spend some money and there's a serious beast to be unleashed;) mine's equiped with 1.8L conversion, JR supercharger, intercooler, watermist, tokico 5-way struts, Eibach springs, dual exhaust, 17'wheels, leather stereo seats, chrome rollbar,dvd-coolwater soundsystem,x-drilled rotors,stainless lines,fuel upgrade,etc very addicting car

    Pros: gas prices alone.. cheap underestemated FAST car

    Cons: rough ride, 4cyl sound.. optional 302 upgrade..;)

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    1990 Miata — Turns on a dime, has just enough power for a whole lot of fun, rides reasonably smooth considering its short size. Cheap to own, gets pretty good mileage and is also easy to insure. One of the most fun cars I've ever experienced on a twisty road, hands down. I learned to drive a stickshift in this car by driving around my neighborhood for 3 hours just to get the feel of it. It's currently down due to the bad crankshaft issue that plagued the first year and a half worth of cars, but is going back together by my hands.

    Pros: Handling, looks, and value

    Cons: Little bit down on the power, but easily upgraded

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    Great Tiny Convertible, Perfect For Daily Driving , As A Weekend Racer Or Full Track — There are only a few roadsters on the market, the miata, Z3/4, S2000, Solstice and Sky to name most of em. The miata is definitely not the most powerful, nor the best out of the factory, but that isnt going to bother people daily driving it, and its just a finger snap away from being completely redoable. With its tiny body, and the 1.6L engine powering it, the miata is perfect on the street. Modifying it costs virtually nothing, a turbo kit and coilovers is a perfect start and in no time, it will be happy taking corners on a track or in a canyon.

    Pros: Small light body, easy to modify, cheap to modify, good array of parts for it, easy to turn into a track car without much money. has several good racing classes for it including auto X and spec miata racing.

    Cons: the chassis is overly flexible, a roll cage is need for racing and a roll bar should be placed on even for daily driving, its small, so its harder to notice on the street and not as safe when crashed, a hard top will be needed for racing, and should be placed on the car in rainy areas as the soft tops tend to leak

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    Great All-rounder — Razor sharp steering, slick gear shift, timeless perfectly balanced styling, roof functions perfectly with no leaks, robust, reliable, cheap parts, economical.... regret selling it

    Pros: everything

    Cons: i sold it

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    Indestructible Toy That You Can Keep On Loving Forever. — Very easy to tune and customize yourself. Fun car to drive and definately fun to fuel since it doesent eat gas. corners like a mad man on adderall.

    Pros: Handling, and over all fun to drive. Solid suspension power train and body.

    Cons: Leaves a little to desire in brakes (but that can be fixed with money)

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    Small — I can barely fit into the dang thing. The fact that it's a 1.6L 4 cylinder makes it kind of weak.

    Pros: Easy to get around the parking lot.

    Cons: Not meant for a bigger guy (6'3", 275 lbs)

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    1990 Miata — This car handles fantastically well. It is not particularly fast, but it is great to just unwind the engine for a few seconds without having to be overly concerned about getting pulled over for speeding.

    Pros: Fantastic handling, good fuel economy, fun to drive, looks good

    Cons: Very little trunk space.  Noisy with fiberglass hardtop on.  Some electrical bugs, probably from aftermarket equipment

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    Best Car Ever! — The title sums it up. Affordable sports car, insurance doesn't break the bank, soft top, pokey engine, good looks, smart handling, reliable and fun. Who needs a Lambourghini???

    Pros: All of it!

    Cons: Needs new springs and suspension struts as they are corroded with age... this will cost me...

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    Fairly Decent Car, Nice To Drive Overall. — Handling was by far the best aspect of the car, save the fact its a convertible. Good engine with high revs and quick off the line. Decent stock sound system, I really enjoyed the seat intergrated speaker, especially with the top down. The only part of the body styling I didnt like was the nose. Far too 'cute' for my taste, I had plans to change the front end until I ended up selling the car.

    Pros: Handling, Seat-integrated Speakers, Convertible

    Cons: Top started detiorating (an expensive repair), Too 'Cute'

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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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