2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
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    Amazing For What I Paid — ive had some problems most were dealer service department incompetancies....otherwise always fun throwing the top down, even on colder days its still nice just wear a jacket and crank the heat...handling is amazing ive never once lost it, and i do drive it pretty hard....ride comfort could use some work, its not the roughest or the comfiest i feel they really shouldve picked a direction on this, either harsh and raw or kinda luxurious....thats just me overall though i must say this car is like my baby...i love it

    Pros: fun, inexpensive, lots of looks being only 20 and driving it

    Cons: premium gas....ouch.

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    Nice Little Fun Car — Very well balanced, totally deserving of its cult status. Do not expect supercar performance, or a comfortable ride. This is quite a raw vehicle, noisy and firm. Driving long distance interstate would be uncomfortable.

    Pros: Fun, handling, balance, raw

    Cons: harsh ride, noisy

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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    How Giving An Opinion Can Change What You Consider A Great Sports Car. — Car reviewed: MX-5 GT AT. Drove this car with "Manumatic" to review it for my 66-year young mother. Being an ex-road racer and die-hard Porsche man, I was really skeptical. WOW!!! This little car delivers crisp/precise handling. The chassis/suspension gives ample communication. The engine's power band is wide, but keep it there, 4k+, if you want to go "fast" and yes, this car is plenty fast for public roads. The MX-5 Miata is more about "Dynamics" and less, a lot less, about drag/ego/idiot street racing. The brakes are fade free with excellent modulation. DSC really works and will keep most out of trouble on the street. The automatic transmission "Manumatic" was the biggest surprise, offering complete control of the power band with solid, lightning quick up/down shifting; a very nice unit, given the pricing point. The steering wheel mounted “shifting paddles” are perfectly placed, better than some F1 units, IMHO. Interior noise is low, considering it’s an ultra light street convertible. At 6' 180lb's, I fit just fine, though this area is really shape dependent. Gauges and interior controls are well place (move door lock switches next the center mounted window switches). Manual top works great, real smart design. Great fuel mileage!! In short, a well rounded, solid sports car and a great value. That’s why “I” bought one.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:3,000

    Pros: Looks/Handles/Accelerates like a real "sports" car. Although shunned by most, the door mounted bottle holders are perfect. Soft top.

    Cons: Door mounted lock switches should be moved near center window switches.

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 3rd Generation Ltd Review
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    Absolutely A Little Dream Car! — I love everything about my MX 5. I've owned it for two years and drive it daily... and love driving it, agian and agian and agian!

    Pros: The complete package vs it's price tag! Truly a value for money sports car!

    Cons: Maybe needs a 7th gear... for long trips. wow, would that not be fantastic!

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    Mx5 What More Do I Need To Say? — nice handling, good looking, and its mine obviously i will like it or else i wouldn't buy it

    Pros: soft top, handling

    Cons: can be a little loud

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base Review
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    I'll Never Love Another Car Like My Miata — I grab every chance I get to drive the small country & mountain lanes with my top down. Even in nippy weather, if the sun's out I'll just crank up the heat and put that top down. One of the things I like best is that the ragtop is NOT automatic. I can put it up or down in a matter of 1 or 2 seconds and can do it even going along at 30 mph. I like some more expensive convertibles better than the Miata, but having to come to a dead stop, put the brake on and wait 12 seconds while the motorized crank raises or lowers the top is a deal-breaker for me.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: A Miata is the most fun per pound you can buy in America!

    Cons: It's a California car, that's for sure.  Don't expect it to enjoy driving in the snow

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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    Great Little Modern Day Miata / Mx-5 — We traded our Jeep Cherokee for this car, and had a blast during our ownership, really didnt cost much for upkeep, how ever it was only 6 months old when we purchased it. It was the first year of the redesign for the MX-5 and they definitly did a great job. Mazda has always been on point with the MX-5 and I'm sure the following gen. cars will continue to carry on the car and driver as one, passion. I personally liked the first gen miatas better but thats just my personal preference. Overall one of the best sportscars hands down.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great Car, Great trow back looks, Great handling, Great gas mileage, Cheap maintenance,
    Fun car to drive.

    Cons: Convertible top showed excesive wear in the first year of ownership, covered under warranty and I think ended up being a recall later.

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Review
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    Great —

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

    Pros: Hugs the road , fun to drive !  convertable.. great sound system..Bose..good on gas, good air con , power windows , alarm ,

    Cons: small,  only 2 seats , small trunk.. but fun!

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    2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 3rd Generation Ltd Review
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    Love it love it love it
    Power Ranked 2008 Saturn Sky Red Line worse.
    "Feels good"
    Family Car Ranked 2008 Saturn Sky Red Line worse.
    "The miata and the Saturn are not family cars , only 2 seats"

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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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