2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Top Comparisons
Users ranked 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Convertible w/ Retractable HardtopReview
Great Third Car —
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 handles on rails. Its not as fast as my Corvette was but s far far more reliable and 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. BT works with phone but no music streaming. have to use the AUX IN or buy a BT aux in module. Only one 12V recetacle. But it does have HomeLink go figure. The new ND is teah laden with a lot of "nanny" tech such as lane change monitoring which is not needed on this car. 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 MX% 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 resolve 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 prefr the MX5 which says a lot about this fun little reliable car.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Great car for the money
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Reviews From Other Years
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 retracta... Read More
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 seat... Read More
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... Read More
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 w... Read More
Fun Reliable Roadster
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!
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
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 o... Read More
'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... Read More
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!
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