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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
George writes:
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Love The Car — Better than an MG. never. let me down in terms of fun factor. Top is easy to take down in an instant. One of the best cars which I have owned for the longest period of time. Easy to work on and very affordable and very available.

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

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: Can't take the whole family

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
Shayne writes:
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Poor Man's Real Deal Sports Car — No room for anything, but you and your partner and that's even limited. Hop in, drop the top and escape from all your real world problems. Daily commutes turn into adventures that have you smiling ear to ear as long you don't mind wind blown hair!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is downright fun to drive!  Very easy to regain control when having fun.  

Cons: super small, no room for the kids

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
Karen says:
My mx5 was a terrific little sports car nifty, smooth, reliable good looker but I couldnt get into it with lower back problems anymore hence selling it & buying my little Nissan Juke
vs2011 Nissan Juke S AWD
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Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Nissan Juke S AWD worse.
"Its way more sleek & sporty looking"
Front Seats Ranked 2011 Nissan Juke S AWD worse.
"The seats sit long & low for better driving"
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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
Zed3guy says:
The Miata is a reliable car but there are many out there and the power is lacking.
vs1998 BMW Z3 1.9 Roadster RWD
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Power Ranked 1998 BMW Z3 1.9 Roadster RWD better.
"the Z3 seems faster, especially in the corners than the miata"
Looks/Style Ranked 1998 BMW Z3 1.9 Roadster RWD better.
"There is no comparison when these two are parked next to each other. the Z3 can hold its own against a Porsche 911 for a fraction of the price."
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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata M-Edition Review
capota22 says:
The car is small and doesnt have much power or cargo space. However, the car is nothing but fun to drive. Not to mention inexpensive to maintain, which it makes this convertible to be the most sold car in the history of convertibles. Very reliable and affordable.
vs1997 BMW 3 Series 318i Convertible RWD
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Front Seats Ranked 1997 BMW 3 Series 318i Convertible RWD better.
"they are just bigger. Both are leather seats. again Bmw it is just a bit bigger"
Would Buy Ranked 1997 BMW 3 Series 318i Convertible RWD worse.
"I ended up buying an used Miata with low mileage (49,000 miles) cause the great condition of the car, reliability, and the fun i get driving the miata it is priceless."
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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
Scootersmom says:
What a fun and reliable machine. Easy to work on, inexpensive to fix and or upgrade
vs2014 Audi TT 2.0T quattro Premium Plus Coupe AWD
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Power Ranked 2014 Audi TT 2.0T quattro Premium Plus Coupe AWD better.
"The turb"
Value Ranked 2014 Audi TT 2.0T quattro Premium Plus Coupe AWD worse.
"Its a great basic sports car, very light handles great and not plush. Its on the mark without the German prucing but built almost to German standards"
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Displaying 21 - 26 of 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 26 reviews.

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