2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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    65

    Zoom Zoom Is Not Just A State Of Mind But A Way Of Life. Get You Some. — Kick ass sports car driving experience without the price tag. This is my second miata and have not been disappointed by either car. joined some miata clubs met a punch of great people who also love driving miatas. Even got my dad to get one.

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

    Pros: the thrill of top down sport car driving.

    Cons: Top down when its snowing out.

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    All The Reviews Are True. It's That Good. — The best pure sports car you can buy, and a smokin' good deal, too. I bought mine slightly used and I've enjoyed it since. Nothing beats a top-down drive on a warm day, especially when the car is so fun to drive.

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

    Pros: It's the most fun on wheels you can buy for under $20k

    Cons: You need space to haul things.

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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    It Is A Convertible!!! — first of all this car is the most fun to drive out of all the cars i have ever driven second its comfortable, compact, and gets reasonable gas milage. even with me driving and 50,000 miles on the car i have never had any problems with the car.

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

    Pros: it is fun!!!!

    Cons: two seats

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Review
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    My Beautiful Car — This car is a lot of fun. I love the convertible top. I have a hard time keeping it clean on the outside. I love the sound system and the leather interior. I am extremely blessed to have this car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The convertible top and sound system

    Cons: The road noise

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring Review
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    The Mx-5 Miata Mk3 Is Just That Amazing — This car is one of those cars that makes you want to take the back roads to where you're going. She begs for curves, twists, and roads that are barely patrolled by cops. The performance for such a small car is amazing (given the car weighs just over 2,400lbs). I have the automatic which I didn't want at first but the thought of a RWD-stick-shift car in the winter wasn't too amusing to me. It has the manumatic transmission which means one awesome thing, paddle-shifters! The auto is nice though if you feel like being lazy haha. Cost wise, it's not bad. The Premium gas and synthetic oil was a little different to switch to after using regular unleaded gas and regular oil in my previous car, but if treated right, these cars will easily hit 300,000+ miles. Feed her the right stuff and she'll please you in ways that your girlfriend only wishes she could. I love the looks of the newer style Miatas. Bigger, safer, better accents, and the fog lights are all a nice touch. The trunk size isn't bad (I honestly expected smaller). Good luck fitting in some golf clubs though. Just put the passenger in the trunk and the golf clubs in the passenger seat. They most likely won't understand, but other Miata enthusiasts will haha. As far as fun factor goes, it's right next to a Porsche Boxster for me. There's nothing like dropping the top and taking her down a windy road on a nice sunny day with the music turned up a bit. I have had quite a few complements at parks, gas stations, etc and it gets eyed up quite a bit. I highly recommend getting a Miata. It's like a little go-kart for the road and will definitely put a smile on your face.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Pretty much everything

    Cons: Optional 2.3L upgrade like on the Mazda3

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring Review
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    2006 1.8l Mx5 — The engine can be as agreable and fun than dull. At high rev, it become fun to exploit, but driven "with reason", the lack of torque make it dull to drive. And also, the fuel consumption is too high. OK, it's supposed to be a sport car, but it's also very light and not so powerful. Road handling is fun but the Yokohama tires are a piece of crap. Look is a key point. Built quality is good. Previous MX5 generation proved to be reliable. I'm expecting the same for mine. It's not so cheap to own used, but as it keeps it's value very well, I should get my money back when I'll sell it. The maintenance is not overpriced but the fuel consumption is too high. Manual soft top is a masterpiece of engineering. Up or down in just a few seconds. It is much roomier that expected.Even if it's just a two seater with a small boot. But it's not surprising when you own a roadster. It's also much more comfortable than expected. The only weak point is the noise at highway speed. Or the wind if you're top down.

    Pros: Good looking, surprisingly roomy, surprisingly comfortable, can be fun to drive, weel engineered soft top.

    Cons: can be dull to drive, thirsty engine, not made for long highway trips

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Review
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    It's A Great Second Car. — I'm Six-Feet and 180-lbs - this car fits like a glove. For someone who hasn't attended a performance driving school, it has just enough performance to be exciting without being dangerous. Strongly recommend buying with the "sport" package (upgraded suspension and L.S.D.).

    Pros: Top Down - Spring and Autumn

    Cons: Top Up - Winter and Summer

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Review
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    The Best Model Sports Car Ever! — Best car I have ever bought. It was produced by Mazda for Breast Cancer Research, and it went around the whole of the UK raising money for the charity. £1 for every person who sat in it. Then all the money I paid for it went to the charity as well... so my beautiful car raised over £30,000! It holds the road really well, and the long bonnet makes you feel really safe. Beautiful black leather covers the whole of the inside, and it came with both soft and hard tops.. This beautiful car is PINK! the pain designed uniquely for BCR.. It is a totally one-of-a-kind car, the colour will never be sprayed onto another car, which is why i love my car and won't sell it. It is unique and will always be my absolute favourite car that I have ever owned!

    Pros: just sublime to drive

    Cons: none

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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    Fun Car — Handles great, doesn't have a lot of torque though. Next car I buy will probably be a V8. I like torque. Trunk big enough to carry a load of groceries but not much else. Golf clubs would be pushing it. Gets about 29 mpg. Noisy interior, which is to be expected from a convertible.

    Pros: Light, nimble handling

    Cons: small and noisy

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Review
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    Best Performance For Cheap! — Wind and road noise is much reduced over older models. Stock suspension and tires slightly lacking. No spare, just a silly flat-repair kit. Enough trunk space for a 2 week roadtrip if you pack carefully. You can put the top up from inside the car with one hand.

    Pros: convertible top easy to use, fun to drive, 6 speed, rear-wheel drive, more power than older models

    Cons: Stock suspension and tires slightly lacking.  No spare, just a silly flat-repair kit.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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