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2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,140
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,621
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible

When MAZDASPEED, Mazda's in-house motorsports and specialty-car tuning division, set out to create a high-performance Miata, it focused on five areas -- the Miata's performance, handli...

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The big news from Nissan regarding their 350Z for '09 is that this sporty speedster will be available only as a drop-top. Nissan has decided to discontinue the coupe for this model yea...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
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Gary-Martha writes:
Awesome car to drive is the only description
GuruSC45R writes:
Amazing under appreciated classic. Invest a small amount in easy to install upgrades, and it will amaze you e...
55
drjasa 2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo ConvertibleReview:

Funonwheels — these mazdaspeeds are an underappreciated treasure, only made for 2 years, makes my previous miata l...

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

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
10
Never writes:
Loved the looks, sound, and handling of this vehicle. This car is for those people who want a cheap vehicle to...
Front Seats Ranked 1999 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD better.
"The interior feels much nicer than the one in 350z because the Cadillac is meant for luxury while the 350z is made to appeal to those who love sports cars."
Family Car Ranked 1999 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD better.
"Simple. The passenger capacity. Of course the DeVille is a better family car because it has space for 5 to 6 occupants while the 350z omly has space for the driver and one passenger."
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Michael 2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Yup — LUV. i liek the car soo much its amazing looking and the performance is amazing, very resonsive. rel...

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

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Roland 2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Nice Nissan 350z — All the performance is so greaat, the accelaration is so beautiful,the break i dont know,its easy t...

Specs

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
24 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 20 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 6,000 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque
166 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.6:1
10.6:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 42.8 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 5.1 cu ft 4.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 419 lbs 558 lbs
Exterior
Length 155.7 in 169.8 in
Width 66.1 in 71.5 in
Height 48 in 52.5 in
Wheelbase 89.2 in 104.3 in

Available Options

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast

Exterior Colors

  • Carbon Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Metallic
  • Moonlight White Pearl
  • NOGARO Red Metallic
  • San Marino Blue Metallic
  • Silver Alloy Metallic

Option Packages

  • [R95] 18" Chrome Wheels

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