1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

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    Old School Mazda Miatta — I can see why these cars where so popular in the day and still in such demand today even for a 26 year old one I sold of my brothers a 1990. Even that one still drove amazing, and was a lot of fun to drive.

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

    Pros: It's a Mazda sport car that gets 30mpg!
    Reliable, low maintenance, sporty, hugs corners, 45mph turns!!!

    Cons: Too Small, if your over 6' tall forget about it!

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    Party In A 1999 — I purchased a Red 1999 Mazda Miata with tan leather interior, Bose sound system, P/W and P/L. It's a great little car. She was just over $5,000 and had just over 60,000 miles on it! All in all it was an enjoyable car to drive. Not as luxurious as some of the other cars I've owned, but if you're looking for an affordable 2 seat convertible, this is the one to look for!

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

    Pros: Zippy to drive.  Great Gas Mileage.  Glass rear window with defroster.  Available Bose audio system.

    Cons: Space inside is tight. Teensy trunk.

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    Great Runner... — Enjoyed the warm nights driving through the city, the sounds, smells everything. Nothing like a roadster, enjoyed it for three summers. Bucket list is slowly being crossed off. New York doesn't have alot of great summer nights so the ones that we have must be enjoyed.

    Pros: Fun, fun, fun... Great date night driving along the lake.

    Cons: Driving with the top up...

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    The Most Fun You Can Have For $4k — The A/C is week, but still strong enough to affect acceleration. Otherwise, I love it. It's cheap to own, fun to drive, and the top goes down, or up, before the traffic light turns green. I need a new set of tires, but I've been having too much fun sliding around corners. Maybe I change them soon.

    Pros: Fun to drive. Top goes up/down in seconds.

    Cons: People in other cars don't see you.

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    An Absolute Blast To Drive — I've had this Miata for several years. It started out awesome, but under powered. After quite a bit of deliberation I took the leap and purchased an entry level turbo kit from Flyin Miata. The Voodoo II. That was fun, but the engine management of that system left me with something to be desired. After a few years with that kit, a few years sent overseas in Japan, and my dog eating some wiring in the car when it wasn't tucked away, I decided to upgrade to bigger injectors, updraded clutch, new ECU, lightened flywheel. Since those mods, the car has been all the more entertaining. Quite an enjoyable car.

    Pros: This car has been extremely fun and the maintenance costs have not been high.  

    Cons: Mileage sucks after adding the turbo and larger injectors.  I need to get it back into the shop to have the Hydra Nemesis 2.7 ECU tuned better.

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    Fun — I am 57 and having a blast with this car. I have owned it 6 yrs and drove it 60 K miles in nearly all conditions and it has performed wonderfully. I live on the coast of NC and take frequent trips to the mountains and drive 80 plus on the interstate with plenty of room to spare and feel safe. This car takes mountain curves like no other vehicle I have ever owned. Wherever I go this little car turns heads. Maintenance is easy and very low for the DIY person and reliability is unsurpassed. My car has 136K on it now and shows no sign of giving up.

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

    Pros: To me everything about this car is a pro right down to the way it makes me feel when I drive it.

    Cons: Brakes have always performed well but would like to feel a harder pedal.

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    Empty-nest Mobile — As a Daily Driver, Lucy ROCKS! Two-tone Nardi Leather steering wheel and shifter, two-tone Nardi suede seats. Six-speed -- no other Miata model had a six-speed in '99. Polished steel 15" wheels; ABS, Power Steering, power door locks, power windows, etc.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Only $10k, delivered from Studio City, CA, to Kearney, NE; Hardtop included

    Others were selling for $13k, no HT, no delivery.

    Cons: Nothing

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    The Best 2-seater Money Can Buy And Money Can Afford. — No finer car to have fun with. You can get the top down most any time of the year, only rain is a pain. One passenger seat means never having to drive the mother in- law. Not that I have one.

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

    Pros: Nothing goes wrong.

    Cons: Roof ages and has to be replaced

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    2nd Best Car, Only To Bmw M3. ;) — It's a '99 Sport, best Miata ever built! Power to weight ratio is best of the Miatas ('90-'05), and a Base model with Torsen, Bilsteins, best of the best! And 30 MPG still. From autocross to daily driver, I'm Lovin' it! :)

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

    Pros: FUN

    Cons: More power would be nice.

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    Super Charged 99 Miata — This car handles amazingly for the price. From the factory they perform flawlessly. With very little modifications to the suspension and drive train you can have yourself a great little track car that is fun to drive around and cheap to maintain.

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

    Pros: Fun

    Cons: only a 2 seater

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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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