2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata User Reviews

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Top Comparisons

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
says:
Light on power., but most FUN car to drive.
vs2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RWD Review
says:
Years ago, I always had an MGB as a second car, and have a 68 AH Sprite now.. Dont know why I never looked at or owned a Miata before... When the new ND came out.. I HATED the looks.. NOW? I LOVE it also.... but my Romance with my Italian still sways my heart.. My main deciding factor to get my 124 was because it IS basically a Miata underneath it all .. and the impeccable Japanese build quality Shines through !!!
vs2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso better.
"The Turbo... Love the Surge when it kicks in.. Took me 20 minutes of driving it to adjust and avoid the lag... I have a blow off valve Im going to install that lessens it further .. "
Handling Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso better.
"Its more stable/predictable, .. hard to drift... Its not Better, just Different... and If I wanted more Sporty, seat of the pants, Id get the Miata. "
Front Seats Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso better.
"Again, just Different... theyre more padded, more comfortable for a long road trip... "
Back Seats Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso better.
"How can they be better? We Both DO NOT even have Back Seats.. So why is the Miatas Back Seat Ratings SO MUCH Higher?? lol"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso better.
"Well now THAT IS a given... The 124s rear end is squared off... the MX-5 is rounded/tapered.. so that cuts out some room... I have NO problem with Trunk Space.. I can even fit like 10 bags of groceries in it.. They have a cool looking Trunk Luggage Rack available too Im debating.. Funny thing I read online, there is a LOT more room on the sides that is blocked by the trunk panels themselves.. IF you take them off you can add like 2 feet... the passenger one pops out easy.. people do that a lot to fit golf clubs in... Now... to aftermarket a set of side panels... Hmmmm "
Family Car Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso better.
"NONE... We are basically THE SAME CAR.. again...."
Value Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso better.
"I think they are both equals.... They are the same, AND they are different.. Both great handling.. Fiat just more subdued.. ONLY thing I would consider... is the Turbo .. I LOVE IT !!"
Would Buy Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Lusso better.
"Ive always LOVED the Original 124s.. An old roommate had one in the 80s, and Id borrow it ALL THE TIME !!! SO... when the new one was announced.. I Immediately said.. THATS my New CAR !!!"
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club RWD Review
says:
The new 6 speed manual in the Mazda did not feel smooth. Third shift is a bit sticky and it was not a seemless move between gears. I love the RF top but was completely unable to see behind me. This car has a very big blind spot. I did not like the view out the front window. The hood is barely in view and all you see are the two humps for fenders. Felt like I was driving speed buggy. The car has OK pickup and winds out good. The seats are horrible. The basic cloth is not nice to look at and the leather seats lack cushion and just lack any refinement at all. Very basic car for a car Mazda wants 30k for. Was overall not impressed with the car. The looks are great aside from the front Grill that looks like speed buggy smiling at you.
vs2018 FIAT 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 FIAT 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth better.
"I was able to get 12 -12 packs of coke and a bag of Kitty litter in this trunk.Impressive for the cars size. The trunk lid is bigger and the fact that this car is wider lend to the additional cargo room. I was able to prove to my girlfriend that I could still go shopping for groceries and won my bet with her."
Family Car Ranked 2018 FIAT 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth worse.
"Nothing at all. Neither car is family oriented. lol no option to abstain from this so just picked the Mazda. lol"
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport RWD Review
says:
Handled very well and was very responsive to my driving. On the freeway it handles well also and acceleration was great, never lagged. Comfy cab for my size and height. Low on noise while driving. Turns on a dime.
vs2017 FIAT 124 Spider
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider worse.
"It came down to features. I am very low tech and the features in the Fiat were more than I needed with the Fiat. "
Would Buy Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider worse.
"I had read there was lag time with the Fiat during acceleration. I drive freeways a lot and that was a concern. Also I just love the look of the Miata, "
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club RWD Review
says:
A great fun and sporty simple car. Nice and affordable
vs2015 Jaguar F-TYPE
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Great Third Car By Tacosell

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 handle... Read More

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Phenomenal Genuine Traditional Roadster By Tacosell

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 By 3nails4me

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

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Fun To Drive! By Jcar

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. By Heavenlyway

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

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Fun Reliable Roadster By miza

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! By whitey169

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

2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Fantastic Car To Own! By JWStewart

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

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