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2012 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
GuruZQF7J writes:
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Excellent handling and driving experience! Will highly recommend this model to anyone that is vertically challenged like my wife and I. Had the car for a little over one week, and other than some issues with the dealer everything is great.

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Victor writes:
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I think at this prize, this car Is incredible value. Keyless ignition, 6 Speed manual , A limited slip differential, transmission, Retractable hardtop, and great weight distribution make this car so much fun. This model of the air is missing Bluetooth connectivity to listen to your music, but I’m sure that can be addressed. There is no car at this come close to how much fun you’re gonna have in any car.

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2012 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
Guru99LQ55 writes:
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I like the automatic transmission and the power retractable hardtop.

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition RWD with Power Hard TopReview
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Phenomenal Genuine Traditional Roadster —

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 retractable hardtop and not canvas. So I bought a 2012 Special Edition for measly $20600 with 19K miles. The car is really fun to drive and handles on rails. Its not as fast as my Corvette was but is far far more reliable and the fun factor is higher. I would rather drive a slower car fast than a fast car slow. GM does not make great cars IMO as far as reliability and value goes. The Miata is comfortable and has adequate room for driver and passenger. My biggest complaint is the lack of modern tech. (the 08 Vette was worse) BT works with phone but no music streaming. have to use the AUX IN or buy a BT aux in module. Only one 12V receptacle. But it does have HomeLink go figure. A HUD would be great. The new ND is tech laden with a lot of "nanny" tech such as lane change monitoring which is not needed on this car. Still no HUD though. But I would rather have more than less tech so i will be buying an ND IF and or when they release a Hard Top Convertible. The MX5 is far far less expensive to maintain than the Corvette. I miss NOTHING in going from my 08 Corvette Z51 to this Miata. Except maybe the outward design which again the new ND MX5 has resolved to my satisfaction, In the mean time i will drive from the inside out and enjoy this economical traditional roadster I have the Automatic and prefer it over the standard. don't feel the experience is lacking at all. I had a MT Vette then the AT and preferred the AT. Purists would rather have the Standard. I drove one and really prefer the automatic. that said I will not pay $1100 for the AT option on the ND if I buy new. I will buy the MT and save over a grand. I know it is unfair to compare to a Corvette but that is my most recent experience and I prefer the MX5 which says a lot about this fun little reliable car.

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

Pros: Great car for the money
Great fuel economy
Traditional Roadster
Retractable Hardtop is the best
A joy to drive

Cons: Bumpy ride
Cabin noise
Limited tech

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RWD with Power Hard TopReview
3nails4me writes:
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Fun Ride With A Hard Top Convertible & Not Expensive To Maintain — 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 seats are great in the winter. There is no spare tire and the trunk is small. We like the fact that many systems are not electronic thereby reducing potential electrical repair problems that we have experienced with other automobile/trucks we have owned. My wife and I love driving our MX5 Grand Touring Miata.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun, economical hard top convertible with excellent 6 speed transmission

Cons: Only 2 people & no one over 6' with top up.  No spare tire & small trunk.

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition RWD with Power Hard TopReview
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Overall A Wonderful Car To Drive! — I would recommend this car in a heart beat. It is very fun to drive, it turns heads constantly, and i get many compliments on the Two tone with matching rims that came with the special edition model. The only thing that i would frown upon is the power. I wouldn't mind having an extra 20HP. That can easily come with a few mods, but modding isn't for me!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is very agile! It is a true sports car on the back roads

Cons: The Power. It needs more of it

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring RWD with Power Hard Top Review
GuruQ1LC says:
Fantastic value
vs2012 BMW 3 Series
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Power Ranked 2012 BMW 3 Series better.
"more horsepower"
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 BMW 3 Series worse.
"beautiful car"
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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring RWD with Power Hard Top Review
Joseph says:
Just for the Pleasure/fun of driving
vs2016 Ford Expedition Platinum
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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RWD Review
Guru1DWWM says:
2012 was a step up from the 2010, but in 2016, mazda made significant upgrades. There is a big difference in comfort, performance and accessories
vs2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Convertible
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Handling Ranked 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Convertible better.
"More power ( much improved fuel economy) makes it more responsive. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Convertible better.
"Very little difference in cargo capacity. "
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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RWD with Power Hard Top Review
DanielsCars says:
Really reliable convertible. A convertible that can be a daily driver is difficult to find. This one has been awesome.
vs2012 MINI Cooper
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