2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Top Comparisons

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2006 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
mslob writes:
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Got this to replace a 1990 mxa. This is entirely different car from the standpoint of size, weight, power, luxury. Will take some getting used to .

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Carole Lee writes:
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I dont like the color but I do like the model. I also like the Nissan 250z. I used to own a Nissan 2 50Z and loved hy

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Adelaida writes:
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Its so classic sporting romantic real dream car. I love it

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GuruKT6FX writes:
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I love this cars ,built nice ,only one,or two people.an the speed 180 +. And only thing missing ME.

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata BaseReview
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Unforgettable Ride — What i like the most about this is what i mention all this time the capacity of this convertible to handle the road at high speeds, and how safe i feel when i drive it. Many times i drove with my wife with me and she is amaze how constable it is to drive it anywhere.

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

Pros: Excellent handling curves, and grabs the road like no other car i had before

Cons: A couple of more inches on the inside will be perfect

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand TouringReview
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Must Have "second" Car — I like the evolution on this car, would love to get rid of the roof storage and make it a bigger interior and maybe even up the interior luxury option so the car can look like the classy roadster that it is.

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

Pros: super fun roadster

Cons: hard suspension and not a car for distance travel unless your under30 and fit

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2006 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
Joshua writes:
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A Must-have For Many Racers, A Beautiful Cruiser For Less-competitive People. —

I purchased this car partially on a whim and partially to get out of a Ford with serious electrical problems. Performance-wise, the motor is extremely potent for an unmodified 4-cylinder, pushing enough power to light up both tires on a rapid launch on dry pavement. The car loves corners like soul mates, happily throwing in with a responsive wheel, and the slight oversteer is very easy to control as you apex through it. Exterior is beautiful, and turns heads when cruising through town. Interior is purely plastic, but that is unimportant the moment you drop the top. Cost-wise, the car is quite a bit more than what I'm used to- it requires 91-octane minimum, but I've had no problem averaging 30 MPG when I can keep my foot off the floor. This car is truly fun, but the family man (which I am not one, fortunately) may be unhappy about the lack of a back seat, or the somewhat-limited visibility when the top is up. This is not a family car, but if you don't have need for much cargo space or can afford a second car, this one will prove quite reliable for that lingerie-clad mistress of a car, whether you autocross, road race, or simply want something fun and sexy to run around town. (Ignore the other racers that scoff at its "cute" look, they are just jealous.)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick, very nimble, surprisingly inexpensive.

Cons: Some girls call it "cute" instead of sexy, and sportscar insurance rates.

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand TouringReview
djbeeze writes:
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Of All The Cars I've Owned, This Is My Favorite Car — This has been a great car that continues to hold its appeal. I never get tired of it. Of course, it can't do everything well (i.e. it is not great for long drives) but for my daily commute (30 minutes each way), I love it. The manual convertible top literally takes about 6 seconds to put up or take down. I like the ragtop and find it more convenient than the hard top convertible that came a year or two after I bought this car. I'm not especially fond of the gearing; I think sixth should be more for cruising and run at lower RPMs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Absolutely fun to drive and own. I never get tired of it. Very reliable. Looks great even after 7 years - the style is timeless. No regrets with this car.

Cons: The convertible top is a little rattly when closed. Sometimes when I corner hard and brace myself on the center console, the windows go down because that's where the window controls are!

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata TouringReview
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Great For Road Trips And Just Having Fun — Sound system is great. Handling on the road is great. It gets great gas mileage and it is just a fun car to drive around. All the controls are on the steering wheel and the stick shift is smooth. Very low maintenance sports car.

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

Pros: Excellent sports car.  Fun to drive.

Cons: Not a family car or space for hauling.  Strictly a sports car.

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club SpecReview
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I Love This Car. — This is a great car. When it is time to replace it, I'll buy another one. I've had more powerful cars and more luxury cars but none that I have enjoyed more. The biggest disappointment comes when you get where you are going. You don't want to end the trip. A sheer joy to drive.

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

Pros: Great handling, no over or under steer.  Amazing zip under 90.  Top speed has been 105.  Breaking great.  body weight is low to the ground adding to handling.  Great looking car.

Cons: You don't expect these in this car, but here goes. It is not a high-permormance engine and top speed is 105.  Space is limited but better than expected.  Trunk storage is limited, but not bad for a car this size.

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Guru95FHL1

Great car with all the safety features I need!! Love the looks !! Read More

Review By Guru99PLPZ

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Greg

Currently, the Mazda Miata is the 21st most popular used car. Number 20 is the Porsche 911. If you are looking for a vehicle to haul your family to sports events - this is not the car for you. But, i... Read More

Review By Guru8G84H

Great car for short guys (or gals). Best features - very nimble handling, decent acceleration, superb transmission and clutch, suspension design & materials outcompete most, great gas mileage, reliabl... Read More

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Zachary

The definitive entry level sports car. Would more power be nice? Sure. Is this car still more fun to drive than others with twice the horsepower? Absolutely. Read More

Review By Sean

Oh my GOSH what a nice, fun, quality vehicle! Smiles per mile baby. Miata is always the answer. Zoom Zoom! 10/10 full stop. Read More

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Mike

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

Review By quickly

I bought the car, sight unseen for Christmas one day after finding. Read More

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Emraldknights

Fine base car with driver desired options. Median price Read More

Review By GuruT362T

I just bought a 2017 a few days ago, but they are both basically the exact same......... The car is beautiful. I had the previous model MX-5 and this newest model is far more advanced. The RF or retr... Read More

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