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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata STOReview
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1st Gen Mazda Miata — The Miata is all about fun. It's not fast and plenty of cars can corner harder, however, very few cars in the world deliver a purer driving experience. It's a car you can jump in and almost immediately feel comfortable exploring it's limits. Not the best car for a cross country trek, but perfect for a back road blast on a Saturday morning!

Pros: Inexpensive to buy and own. Plenty of available upgrades. Fun, fun, fun!

Cons: As a sportscar it's about perfect...but it's no family hauler.

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
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'97 Miata — My 1997 Miata was a dream. It handled well, had plenty of pickup for it's class, and was a thoroughly designed car. My only sour experience (besides eventually driving it off the side of a mountain) was the plastic rear window. My hand went straight through it one winter while brushing the snow off! Otherwise the car was a dream to own.

Pros: gas mileage, great feel, practical design (for class), inexpensive

Cons: addictive :-)

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
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Miata — Good handling car, decent performance, with acceptable gas mileage. Fun with the top up or down. Gives good feedback. The seats are a bit uncomfortable, unfortunately.

Pros: small, good handling

Cons: sometimes shakey

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1997 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
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A Classic — Fantastic driving along country lines with the roof down and soaking up the sun!

Pros: Fun to drive, especially if you get the back end out round a bend (rear wheel drive) though can be a little scary if you're not careful!!

Cons: Limited space (doesn't fit the golf clubs)

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata STOReview
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Rear Wheel Drive Go-kart. Loads Of Fun — The Mazda MX-5, Miata or Roadster, depending on your country, is a driver's car. if you want a good daily driver that is a blast to drive, this car is for you. If you want more power than the 1.8L I4 there are several swap engines available. from a 2.0L I4 to american V8.

Pros: good gasmileage, stops on a dime, low wind noise when top down, smooth ride, tight handling

Cons: Cargo space for long trips

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1997 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
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Small — excellent responses when you turn, the acceleration is good but the top speed is better

Pros: the appearance

Cons: the rear seats is very streatch but if u drive dont worry lol

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
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My First Convertible — I actually had a candy-apple red Miata (not shown). It was my first car after grad school (my Beemer was on its last legs.) Lasted for a few years and then traded in for a brand new Miata.

Pros: Fun to drive and zip around the city. Very sexy and cute.

Cons: Sucked in the wintertime.

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
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America's Favorite Little Roadster — Althought the Miata has under 150hp that doesn't mean it can't be fun! The Miata has a nicely tuned suspension that allows you full control of the car. (The one I drove had a Racingbeat sway bar). Its exhilirating to run the little roadster through its five speed gear box and feeling the breeze of the cruise.

Pros: Extremely fun to drive.

Cons: Needs a little more omph.

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
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You Can't Stay Mad Driving A Miata — Great car in either stock form or modified. This is my second Miata. I went from a 1.6L (1991) to a 1.8L (1997) which is supercharged and I dont' know how I lived without the extra power even though the 1.6L is plenty enough to cause some trouble. Good for running around town or an all day excursion though your favorite mountain roads.

Pros: Fun, Reliable, Easily personalized.

Cons: Too easily personalized, standard suspension is pretty much ready for replacement at 30k miles.

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata M-EditionReview
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Outside Off Feeling Funny With 2 Guys And Top Down, Maybe Because Its Red — seeing I am 6ft, tall, its tight getting into and somewhat uncomfortable. Once I removed the footrest on the drivers side, that made a world of difference... For those that are tall and have not done so, you might want to try this. I have a luggage rack on the trunk of the car and have managed to haul a lot of stuff with this rack. Also have a small trailer for this car and it actually pulls easily with no problem. I realize this is not meant for that but it works for me.

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

Pros: great gas mileage, feels like a go-kart when driving. Makes me want to go fast, and with the color being red, attracts cops. So far no tickets though, just got to be aware of johnny law.

Cons: currently having overheating issues. need to fix headlight motor issue

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This is a very fun car that rewards drivers with a great road experience. Quick, nimble and fuel frugal, Read More

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Great features, good value, its a stand alone model. The fiat has same body, but long term value significantly less Read More

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just a good value, good quality toy and fun to drive. Read More

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