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2009 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
GuruJ9F5X writes:
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The car was listed twice. One had pictures that showed it had a soft top. The description on both said hardtop.

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2009 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
GuruX6LL1 writes:
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Considering either 2019 or 2009 Mazda MX-5 or 2016 Benz slk 300. 2009 Mazda MX-5 is great value, but like others.

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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible Review
laloaustin says:
Shifting was hard but I added some Prolong Transmission Additive and now it is quite smooth. Mazda coated the synchros with carbon to get the gear box smoother and the additive did the rest. Will change OEM transmisson fluid and add Prolong in about 3000 miles again. I know people say additives dont work but Ive used Prolong for 15 years in Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, Mini Cooper, and now Mazda and none of my cars ever burned oil. Not even the Cooper! Bought to commute because of dependability ratings instead of driving either a 1998 Mercedes Benz SLK230 with 90K, 100% OEM reconditioned I love, or a 1999 BMW Z3 2.3, 5 speed with 28K miles that I drive 2-3 miles every other week. The Z3 is in the garage covered for 15 years, impecable
vs2009 MINI Cooper Base
2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2009 MINI Cooper Base worse.
"It is quicker. Mini base had 122HP and Miata has 168HP. Mini Cooper is a 1.6 DOHC, Vanos timing (issues with age), and 11 to 1 compression. That is how they get the HP!"
Handling Ranked 2009 MINI Cooper Base better.
"No body roll, truly amazingly predictable."
Value Ranked 2009 MINI Cooper Base worse.
"Cost of parts, cost of service, and advertisd mechanical predictability. The Mini Cooper will bring lots of surprises, beautiful and sophisticated but cost to run is high. Thermostat $450, water pump $600, 4 wheel align at BMW $195 vs $112 for the Mazda. Electric hard top convertible. Simple design!"
Would Buy Ranked 2009 MINI Cooper Base worse.
"Advertised dependability and cost to own and commute."
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop ConvertibleReview
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Fantastic Car To Own! — 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 our car!

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

Pros: Great car!

Cons: None!

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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop ConvertibleReview
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'09 Miata Gt Prht — 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 break loose... which you can do with the push of a button, of course. It looks like it's smiling at you :-D

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 30 friggin miles per gallon!!!!

Cons: 6+ degrees of body roll with the stock sway bars... should be 3 or 4, tops.

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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
Paul says:
Currently own, and drive, and enjoy. Read the extended blurb under my cars.
vs2001 Audi TT 1.8T quattro Roadster AWD
2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring winning categories:
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Would Buy Ranked 2001 Audi TT 1.8T quattro Roadster AWD worse.
"Very simply, its the traditional, simple formula invented a century ago and refined mechanically but not changed experiencially, all the way to present day. A rear-wheel driven, responsive, lightweight, convertible sports car with responsive steering and acceleration, in a nicely balanced ballet of power and performance. Though far from challenging any high-performance sports car, it occupies a niche in motoring mythology that has never been challenged really.......the lightweight, responsive, hard-charging sensation of a machine that is close to feeling as an extension of the body cradled in the cockpit and controlling the power, direction, and consuming experience that only such a machine can deliver."
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Review
doane2u says:
Fun to drive and very reliable. Soft top is easy to open and close from within the car. Much more comfortable and a bit more room that the earlier models. Also has more horsepower and torque. Handles great and is really fun to drive.
vs2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS
2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS worse.
"engine size and tuning"
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
GuruYZ7LG says:
Great ,fun little car
vs2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Collector Edition 1SC Convertible RWD
2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring winning categories:
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
bmacgavin says:
Very sporty, great value, handling and reliability. No back seats small cargo capacity. A little scary to drive because of its relatively small size.
vs2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible RWD
2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible RWD worse.
"Handling is similar. Slight edge to the Miata due to small size."
Value Ranked 2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible RWD worse.
"Pricing for similar options made Miata a better value"
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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