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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Expert Reviews

 

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We have scoured the web for expert reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 27 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
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#1
2012 Mazda Miata MX-5 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...but the two-seat configuration provides more driver space than expected. Interior features include: Standard air conditioning Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel Standard cloth upholstery Optional leather seats Optional heated seats Optional steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls Under the Hood A 2.0-liter four-cylinder powers the MX-5 Miata with 158 horsepower when teamed with the optional six-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with the five- or six-speed manual, it produces 167 hp. The difference comes from a higher redline with the manual: 7,200 rpm rather than 6,700...

#2
1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview
Source: CarGurus

...An M Edition came with such features as air conditioning, power windows, and leather seats, while an R Edition came with a sport-tuned suspension, front and rear spoilers, and special alloy wheels.Standard features for the Base edition of the MX-5 Miata included a manually operated soft top, power brakes, a driver's-side airbag, remote fuel and trunk releases, and 14-inch wheels. Options included a removable hardtop, air conditioning, power windows, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum alloy wheels, and leather seats.Most drivers noted that the MX-5...

#3
1996 mazda mx-5 miata Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...It doesn't overheat, fry its electrical system, or scare you in the twisties. You can drive it all day without carrying tools, Go Jo, or Doan's pills. The MX-5 Miata is truly a modern automotive miracle. For 1995, this sprightly convertible gets some revised option groups. Last year, Mazda added a passenger-side airbag, side-impact protection hardware, new alloy wheels and a bigger engine good for an extra 12 horsepower. Carried over from last year is the R-Package, which turns the Miata into a race-ready street machine with drivetrain and suspension modifications. Leather seats are still...

#4
1994 Mazda Miata MX-5 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...The canvas top created no side or rear obstructions. And Miata engineers deserve praise for using large dual outside mirrors that provide a clear and panoramic view of all objects approaching from side or rear. Chevrolet should lift the design for its Camaro convertible. Miata debuted in 1989 as a 1990 model for $13,800. Today Miata starts at $17,000 before you add $900 for ABS, $900 for air conditioning and $850 for automatic. The limited-edition M model we drove starts at $21,250 with 5-speed, $22,100 with automatic. Air conditioning is standard (not available on the R model, and neither is...

#5
1996 Mazda Miata MX-5 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

..."No pain, no gain" now makes no sense. Perhaps our feelings about Miata are tempered by the fact we've driven the BMW Z3 roadster and found it not only roomier, but also much more pleasant in ride, handling and overall performance. Sure the Z3 starts at $4,000 more than the Miata M and probably will cost you $8,000 more to drive out of the showroom. But at $24,760 those contemplating a Miata have to stop and ask, "How much more is $8,000 over 36 months?" and " on't $24,760 get me a pretty well-equipped and now very fashionable sport-ute instead?" The criticism of Miata, other than price, is...

#6
1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview
Source: CarGurus

...1.6-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine with multi-port electronic fuel injection. A five-speed manual transmission was standard, while a four-speed automatic was optional.The MX-5 Miata came with a manually operated soft top. A removable hardtop was available as an option. Other standard features included power brakes, four-wheel double-wishbone suspension, a driver's-side airbag, remote fuel and trunk releases, and 14-inch wheels. Options included air conditioning, power windows, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum alloy wheels, and...

#7
1990 mazda mx-5 miata Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1990 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1990: The love affair begins. 116 horsepower from 1.6-liter inline four. Driver airbag is standard. Available in red, white, blue and silver...

#8
1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...an animalistic form with a lot of light and shade controlled by highlights." To us lesser poets, well, it's cuter than puppy breath and the largest source of sensory fun since Pirates of the Caribbean. All the fittings and fixtures on the aluminum-steel-plastic Miata--from headroom and seating support for 6-foot-plussers to arm rests and hand brake--are exactly where they should be. The rack-and-pinion steering is light, the wheel small enough for feeding through the hands, and the ratio simply perfect for the warm reward of tight, quick roadwork. But that gearbox. To the young and...

#9
1991 mazda mx-5 miata Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1991 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1991: Special edition painted British Racing Green; 4,000 units produced. ABS is a new option...

#10
1993 mazda mx-5 miata Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1993 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1993: Limited Edition available with black paint and red leather interior; just 1,500 were produced.
Yellow dropped from paint roster. Tan roof and leather interior optional on red and white cars. A 130-watt Sensory Sound System is newly optional...


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