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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 MiataReview
dgbutner writes:
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I have owned a Miata Mazdaspeed. Loved driving this car. Its like driving a go-cart. It not for people who wants a smooth ride. Its drives and handles well.

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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Quick, Great Handling — I bought the Mazdaspeed from Arizona in 2008. It has never disappointed me and the addition of the Flying Miata header and pipe make it sound just right. This is the perfect weekend roadster that does not bust your budget!

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

Pros: Great fun, great value. Have had the car for 6 years and all it needed was oil, gas and tires. Very reliable and loads of fun to drive. Handling is fantastic. Looks are classic.

Cons: Obvious - the car is small. I'm 6'-3" and while I can drive the car with no problems, it is better suited to someone under 6'.

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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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I Love The Performance Of This Ride — This is a great handling car with plenty of acceleration. Try the turbo charger in first gear. This is the MazdaSpeed which was limited in production as an anniversary edition and came with factory installed turbo charger, Bose Sound, Aluminum pedals, sport seats, Allow aluminum lightweight wheels, low profile tires, etc. If you want a fun convertible car to drive - this is it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Perfect two seater with plenty of power

Cons: it is a two seater with minimal room - not a luxury car

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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
eugene writes:
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Fun Car To Drive With Surprising Amount Of Pep And Handling. — The acceleration of this car is awesome when compared to other small two seaters. It is not a sports car and doesn't compare to the Corvette or :Porsche, etc... It also is maintenance free and extremely reliable. The handling on this car is absolutely unbelievable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This is an awesome fun care to drive.  I also love the looks of this car!!

Cons: It is a very small car.

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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Love/hate — 174 rear wheel kilowatts (otherwise known as 230 brake horsepower) in a light rear wheel drive car with big brakes and limited slip diff makes for a lot of fun. Hopefully it'll be even better when the motor is mended and improved.

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

Pros: The acceleration rips your head off

Cons: It blew its own bottom off recently.

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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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One Fast Miata! — 2004 Mazdaspeed MIATA is just a hoot to drive! It responds well to every situation and it is pretty well up to the driver to determine the limits. Shifts easily and quickly. Handles very well in every situation that you find yourself in. Besides all of the above, it looks GREAT!

Pros: Just a FUN car to drive and looks good too.

Cons: Not much luggage room for a longer trip but then it is a roadster!

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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Perfect Around Town Car And Night Time In The Summer! — Best driving small car I have ever driven. The car performs beautifully with the turbo engine and handling with the front to rear wheel weight almost equal is exceptional. This is a great car for the young and the young at heart!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great to drive and good on gas. Handles like a go cart.

Cons: Not good for long trips of 200 miles of more.

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Best Used As A Weekend Toy —

I've owned 5 different Miatas. I kept upgrading whenever a new and better one came out, but stopped after the Mazdaspeed. I never liked the styling of the 2006-current version, though with each successive refresh to the styling, I find the 2006-2008 models more appealing, especially ones with the power retractable hardtop. Anyway, I've always regretted selling my first Miata, the 1997 STO Edition, one of the last first-gen cars built. Great colors inside and out, good looking wheels, and with production capped at 1,500 units, it was rare. To get the Mazdaspeed, I traded a red/black 2003 Miata with leather. While I love the way the Mazdaspeed looks, steers, handles, and brakes, I'm not that crazy about the peaky turbocharged engine. At around 3,000 rpm, its like somebody flips a power switch under the hood, and then the car blasts into its rev limiter all too easy. This is a quick car, but not a speedy car, and it's not easy to drive smoothly. I preferred the less powerful, but ultimately more refined, powertrain in my 2003 Miata. The car is almost 9 years old and has 33,000 miles on it. When my wife and I were dating, she loved convertibles. Now she hates them. And since your average SUV would crush this thing, I rarely put my kids in for a ride (it has a front passenger airbag defeat switch). Also, it lacks cruise control, and my aging legs aren't all that interested in being cooped up in the Mazdaspeed, holding the accelerator down. I should sell it, but it is long paid for, is exceptionally reliable, and still puts a big, fat smile on my face whenever I drive it. I still love Miatas, and might even buy another one in the future, but they are strictly second cars, or are best for single people who don't need to carry much more than carry-on luggage and a laptop case.

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

Pros: Basically, this car is an affordable, street-legal go-kart. So far, it has delivered outstanding reliability in addition to miles of smiles on twisty roads.

Cons: Imagine what it would be like to drive a go-kart as a daily driver. Not much fun after the initial thrill wears off, what with the exposure to the elements and 4,500-lb. SUVs driven by dingbats playing with smartphones. This is not a comfortable car, and it is not a safe car.

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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Fun — I absolutely love this car and if I could figure out a way to keep it, I would. I love the looks of the car. Everything is great about it except I cannot pull a trailer with it and trying to downsize to one vehicle soooo :(

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great mpg, great handling, rides smooth, Convertable

Cons: only fits two

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2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Turbo ConvertibleReview
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Definitely One Of The Funner Cars Out There, But Be Careful Of The Oil. — Mazda's "Speed" version of the MX-5 definitely gives this car an advantage over the basic Miata. A 1.8L Turbocharged engine powers this little machine that has much more potential than the basic build. Regardless of the miniature size, these cars are also incredibly safe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick, European-Styled Roadster.

Cons: Lots of oil blow-by caused by turbo.

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