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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata LSReview
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Great Little Roadster —

Performance: Acceleration, especially with the manual is speedy but not rocket-sled like. Braking is excellent with stock brakes. I have Riken Raptor HR tires on right now which are functioning great in all types of weather except snow/ice. Handling is like your on rails. Every little nudge of the steering wheel is translated to a change of direction. One of the best handling cars I've ever driven. To sum it up, it swallows corners. Supercharger planned in distant future (i.e. when I have money) Build Quality: Excellent craftsmanship and everything is laid out very simply. Would be a very easy to work on car. Modifications require little effort. Few squeaks and rattles on interior, but that is acceptable with the stiff suspension. No repairs as of today. Appearance: Fantastic looking car, but could do with some more muscle. Some say it looks like its smiling, which just reflects how one feels when tossing this thing through corners. The "Classic Red" combo with the tan top is very british sports car like and is a good look for the car. Cost of Ownership: The Miata commands a premium over similar models made by other manufacturers because of it's excellent build quality, good gas mileage, and high demand. I got a good price on the car, and so far, all regular scheduled maintenance has been relatively inexpensive. Fun factor: VERY FUN! I'd probably give it a 9/10, just because it could use a little more power.

Pros: Peppy engine, Looks great, Manual Tranny, Bose Sound, Handles like it's on rails, Comfortable interior, There is actually a trunk, Lots of potential for upgrades

Cons: Could use more oomph, I would have liked the stock ground effects option but it is no longer offered, Trunk space

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Awesome Car! — I love everything about this car.. absolute blast to drive. Very well put together, extremely good handling, price is great, nice interior too. Only downsides are size, I went to this car from an Audi A4 and the interior space difference is pretty extreme. I guess it could be faster too, get the Mazdaspeed version if you are into stop-light grand prix's

Pros: Fun factor, thread a needle at 80mph handling, great mileage and reliability

Cons: Old women love this car for some reason

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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata SEReview
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Fun To Drive — This car is fun to drive, it corners amazingingly well - accelerates great. plenty of power for my needs.. inexpensive to buy & own (in realation to most sports cars). Twelve more words and I can submit this. why?? because it is face book & one tends to waste there time here doing things like this.

Pros: great on corners

Cons: bit low to the ground - I would not dirve this in the winter.

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2002 Mazda Miata — this was given to me by my mom. shes driving it at the moment cause shes looking for a new car for herself. i like it, its very small you can def. drive under an 18 wheeler with it. you do feel the road when you drive, very rough, so i wouldnt recommend it if you want a smooth ride, its a rotary engine vehicle.

Pros: Its Cute

Cons: Rough Drive

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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata LSReview
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My Car — its more than i can explain, the ride is stiff but fun. Engine has good potential, driving with top down is underappretiated unless personally experienced, maybe an expensive payment monthly but well worth it, car is a street legal go-kart, so many aftermarket parts available i had to buy it

Pros: 4-cyl torque, mpg, short throw shifter, driving with top down, handling, very fun to drive

Cons: stiff ride, not enough power stock, no tilt, winter mobility

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Mazda Mx-5 Nb-f Mark2 — My all time favorite car, if you consider looks, fun driving it, build quality and price or cost. For now, I want no other any more. Mazda, when you think of making something better ... same size as first miata, similar ooks as second miata NB-fl and smaller 1.5 but powerful +110 hp engine. This must work.

Pros: looks, buid quality, fun in driving, price

Cons: might have a bit more power, compared with engine mounted.

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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata LSReview
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Better Than Expected! — My mazda mx5 is the car i have always wanted to buy. Not very fast but great built, Very beutiful looking, babe magnetwith low maintenance cost (despite Mazda's very expensive parts!) but with great fun factor because its low weight very good balance, rear weel drive and many aftermarket tuning options. Very cheap fun machine for big boys!!!!!

Pros: The excitement you get.

Cons: No spaces

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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata SEReview
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Miata #2 — I saw the new Miata and HAD to upgrade. It was some kind of special edition bluish-gray-pewter color with a gray ragtop, 6-speed manual. Whoa. This thing ROCKED. Unfortunately, I had too many near-death experiences in the wintertime with the Miata and decided to grow up. I didn't keep this car for very long.

Pros: Sooooo sexy.

Cons: Sucked in the wintertime.

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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
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Great Light-weight Sports Car In The British Tradition With Japanese Build Quality. — Absolutely outstanding handling gives credence to the fact this is the most-raced car in North America. Amazing shifter, 50/50 weight balance, tractable engine, and surgical steering. It is, however, very small and anyone over 6'4" or with an inseam over 34" need not bother to attempt ingress. The car doesn't have a terribly large amount of power (142 hp for the 2001-2005 model discussed here). And while 5.0 cubic feet of trunk space is plenty ample enough for normal trips or a carefully packed weekend getaway for two, it won't replace your SUV or station wagon for taking bags of recycling to the center.

Pros: Handling, convertible top, solid chassis, great reliability, nice fuel mileage.

Cons: Power is merely adequate, clutch is finicky for the novice driver, RWD and 50/50 balance requires some practice in aggressive maneuvers. Requires a proper alignment roughly once a year.

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Perfect. — Finally, projector low beams instead of dumb flip up headlights. This car looks so much better for it. The previous owner did most of the cosmetic upgrades, I chose to add a functional rollbar for safety and looks. Overall, I'm really satisfied with this car. But like all cars, it could use more power, only 142 hp on tap here. And a 6th gear would be nice to cut down on engine noise at highway speeds and maybe get better fuel economy from it. Service date: 24 May 2007 to present. Gasoline used: mostly 89 octane over 4500 miles averaging 25.72. Per gallon price ranged from $2.669 (8/16/07) to $3.119 (5/30/07).

Pros: Pretty much everything.

Cons: Needs more power, 6th gear, and cruise control.  No room for subwoofer.

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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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