Blending the look and feel of classic 1960s British sports cars like MGs and Triumphs with the quality and reliability of modern Japanese cars was the goalÑand the Miata succeeded admirably. The Miata is a nimble, fun-to-drive roadster. Though it leans in corners a bit more than before, the latest version rides marginally better.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Acceleration is immediate and handling is like a cat climbing the drapes. This car was a compromise between the motorcycle I wanted to get and my wife's desire to live. And now even she gets a little obstreperous in it. It's a riot on wheels and we love it."

Anonymous, SD (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Needs more power. Fun fun fun to drive! Much better control than older (1950's) sports cars."

Anonymous, WA (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Although the car has a small engine, and doesn't go very fast, it has great handling and is a joy to drive."

Anonymous, WA (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"It is a delightful, fun, and reliable car. It is quick enough for me"

NICHOLAS H., MI (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are comfortable mainly because we bought seat covers (wetokole) the climate control is the wind and the noise is part of the fun and the ride keeps you focused on driving. We have taken long trips in this car (14 hours) as well as around town and it is also comfortable with the top up and the A/C on"

Anonymous, SD (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"I love my Mazda as it is a pleasure to drive and handling is fantastic. The close ratio 6-speed is great. But the quality of the leather seats is disappointing. I have used Meguire's leather products on them and they still have cracked."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Fun car to drive. A/C is great on hot sticky days. Car was recently professionally evaluated at $9,000"

Anonymous, QC (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"this is the best car I have ever owned. Also, it is not a 2000. It is a 1996."

ALLEN B., DE (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"I bought this car "used" in 2011. It was 11 years old, but had low mileage 60 K. I got a good price, though I had to invest some additional $$ to change all the fluids, etc and to purchase a new top. It has only had minor problems over the last 5 years,and I have had alot of enjoyment driving the car."

Anonymous, WA (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"A real great looking car. Many people want to buy it from me."

Anonymous, QC (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"We like body shape & color , I mean " Sunburst Yellow"."

Anonymous, WA (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"This car compares favorably to cars valued at 2 to 3 times its cost."

ALLEN B., DE (2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata)
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