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)


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)


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)


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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