2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Top Comparisons

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata SportReview
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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 SportReview
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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 TouringReview
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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 SportReview
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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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2006 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
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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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2006 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
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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 TouringReview
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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 LimitedReview
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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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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 3rd Generation LimitedReview
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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 BaseReview
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Guru9C1T2S

Superior styling,engineering,and driving experience. Low on space,but knew that going in. I compared it to Subaru BRZ via web reviews. Read More

Review By Guru9BK7JL

Love this car!!! Going to order the 2022! for next spring! Read More

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By GuruDG5LR

I like. I think. But expensive. And inexpensive. O.k. Read More

Review By Bruno

Small, light, agile pure sports car. I am 100% satisfied Read More

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By GuiltyCrow

Excellent great deal great apr and they even brought the car to me Read More

Review By Lago888

I love the little MX-5, it’s a joy to drive Read More

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Guru9B7W3Y

Fun car to drive. Good mpg, it isnt an every day driver and it does need premium fuel. The trunk is small but it would carry a few duffle bags for a long trip. The manual tranny is tight, fast shiftin... Read More

Review By pasodave

This is a very fun car that rewards drivers with a great road experience. Quick, nimble and fuel frugal, Read More

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Phil

Great features, good value, its a stand alone model. The fiat has same body, but long term value significantly less Read More

Review By Mike

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

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