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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Retractable HardtopReview
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Fun To Drive! — 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 well. Overall, like driving a fun go cart. No problems with car at all.

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

Pros: Great handling, super cool retractable hardtop, fun to drive

Cons: tiny, could be more powerful

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Retractable HardtopReview
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Best Roadster I Have Owned. — 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 were obviously faster, better handling cars, the MX-5 has been the most practical, affordable and joy to drive. The handling, sound, power and economy of this car are wonderful! Porsche's are awesome cars but very unnecessary in the US due to speed limits. The MX-5 is a blast to drive on country roads at lower speeds while the Porsches needed much higher speeds to feel the same rush... Yes, I am an adrenalin junkie... Recovering that is. I am now 55 years old and guess it doesn't take quite as much to thrill me but the Mazda is just a well sorted ride and a lot of bang for the buck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sexy, sleek, tight ride.  Great sound, looks, reliability, durability and ride.  Awesome power top.  Amazing gas mileage.  Can't say enough about this car.  Wife and I love it!

Cons: Only con we have is we must sell it as our grandchild is due in August and wife wants a sedan so newborn can ride in back seat.  We hate to see it go but thrilled about grandbaby

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Retractable HardtopReview
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Awesome — This is actually a 2011 Limited model in Dolphin Grey - somewhat rare color but looks really sharp. Hard top works flawlessly and makes the looks. Light grey leather seats pop and feel great. Surprising power from such a small engine and the handling is fantastic. Super value in smlall sports car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great power, nice amenities, really fun.

Cons: not much room, but thats expected, wind noise

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Retractable HardtopReview
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One Of The Best Handling Roadsters On The Planet! — The MX-5 really does handle superbly! It's like the car is in telepathic contact with you! The short throw shifter and brakes are world class. Decent amount of trunk space and nice acceleration due to it's low weight. Love it! Highly recommend getting the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Run-Flat Tires installed on it, if you buy one. This car has NO spare tire/donut and the run flats will give you some peace of mind on the highway!

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

Pros: Excellent handling, reliable, brakes, great power to weight ratio, heated leather seats, high intensity xenon headlights, hardtop is easy and quick to open and close...and stows BEHIND seats, not into the trunk!  Looks awesome with top up (can't say that with many convertibles!), GT model has lots of options, like Stability and Traction Control.  Surprising decent trunk space for such a small car!

Cons: A bit snug, no spare tire/donut in trunk...just a tire inflator kit, awkward to open latch for fuel door, could use a little more HP.  Cupholders directly behind shifter makes it impossible to shift without knocking over the coffee or soda...Mazda needs to re-think this one!  Wind blocker between seats works ok, but could be improved.

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Review
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I love this little convertible. Not in the same class as a BMW, but not in the same price range either. Fit and finish is adequate but lacks the refinement of the BMW. Handling is is great. The convertible top is easy to use. Reliability is top notch. No repairs so far. 47K miles, bought used from dealer.
vs2004 BMW M3 Convertible
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Handling Ranked 2004 BMW M3 Convertible worse.
"Lighter and more agile."
Looks/Style Ranked 2004 BMW M3 Convertible better.
"There is nothing like the look of a no nonsense M series."
Back Seats Ranked 2004 BMW M3 Convertible better.
"The Miata has no back seats."
Family Car Ranked 2004 BMW M3 Convertible better.
"M3 has small back seats suitable for occasional use."
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Love this rig very reliable drives amazing has great capacity for storage and last a long time
vs2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
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Family Car Ranked 2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 better.
"Better gas mileage and room for the price"
Would Buy Ranked 2007 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 better.
"Like the model better"
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2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Great Third Car By Tacosell

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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Fun Ride With A Hard Top Convertible & Not Expensive To Maintain By 3nails4me

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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Fun Reliable Roadster By miza

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Awesome Little Attention Getter Hardtop Convertible! By whitey169

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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

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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

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Amazing By Vivek

The most awsome sports car, the car of my dreams! She handles like a dream, stops on a dime, makes me a better driver, and the looks i get damn, never a dull moment, have a smile everytime we go o... Read More

Great Price Great Look Fun Drive Fantastic Car! By pradaninja

I love this car it makes driving to work everday fun. No complaints here. I would recommend getting this car in stick it is a 5 speed and you have to shift alot but its so much fun it doesnt matter. Read More

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