Marrying the look and feel of classic 1960s British sports cars with the quality and reliability of modern Japanese models was the goaland this nimble, fun-to-drive roadster meets it admirably. Though it leans in corners a bit more than before, the latest version rides marginally better. Its twin-camshaft Four is willing and responsive, if not overly powerful, and the stubby manual shifter is a joy to use.
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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

"Whenever I drive it , it's fun to drive. Every time"

DALLAN B., VT (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Driving a Miata is fun...straight up!"

T S., MI (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"I LOVE driving this car, it makes me feel young again. It is very easy to shift and drive."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"It's fun to drive!! Great on winding roads."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"this car is a joy to drive, particularly along curvey rods"

JAMES D., OR (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are fine but not overly comfortable. Noise and bumpiness of ride could be better"

Anonymous, KS (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Super value, joy to drive, minimum maintance,"

RICHARD B., NY (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Although my Miata is over 15 years old, I only have 29,000 miles on it. I STILL get compliments on how cool a car it is (special edition)!"

R B., PA (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Best of the first 3 generations - that's why I bought an 01 as opposed to the 90-77 versions or the 06-15 cars."

TOM C., ON (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"I show the car and love the styling."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata)
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