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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
1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview
Source: CarGurus

...A four-speed automatic was optional.The MX-5 Miata was available in both a Base model and an upscale M Edition. Standard features for the Base model 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.The M Edition received such upgrades as air conditioning, power windows, anti-lock brakes, and leather seats, as well as special interior and...

#3
1996 Mazda Miata MX-5 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...It would have been even nicer if they'd matched the wood on both. He: That does seem funny on a special edition that's essentially a tarted-up version of the real thing. Nor does the M Edition do much to address the Miata's shortcomings, including its limited cargo capacity and unsuitability for winter driving. She: It reminds me of those cute high-heeled tennis shoes I've been seeing all summer. I can't see anybody slogging through the slush this winter in those shoes. The Miata is kind of the same principle - strictly a novelty, a second or third vehicle that will spend a lot of time in the...

#4
1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...You don`t reach maximum horsepower until 6,500 rpm. A little rumble from the stainless steel exhaust system makes it sound as if you`re going faster than the speedometer reads. Miata`s top speed is 116miles an hour, despite a speedometer that reaches 140. From 0 to 60, you can light a cigarette and adjust the radio. From 60 to70 m.p.h. you barely have time to blink as the engine comes to life and only agentle kick of the pedal lets you swing out and p ass one of the numeroustrucks that caravan along I-94. Miata`s priorities were above-average looks, nimble ride and...

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

...A five-speed gearbox is standard. Unchanged are the Miata's layout and soul. The car remains afront-engine, rear-wheel-drive buggy capable of carrying two people andnot much else. Its soul is still anchored in the realm of Toys R Us. The Miata can be had four ways -- base, or with option packages A, Bor C (the C being the top of the class). Complaints: Despite its charms, the Miata is a noisy little car thatbounces you about and wears you out on any trip longer than 200 miles.Also, the car is heightist and weightist. That is, its interiordimensions discriminate against anyone who is tall or...

#6
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...

#7
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...

#8
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...

#9
1992 mazda mx-5 miata Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1992 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1992: Silver paint dropped in favor of yellow and black.
Remote trunk release added. Optional hardtop gets rear window defogger. Brilliant Black special edition available...

#10
1994 mazda mx-5 miata Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1994 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1994: Dual airbags arrive, and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder making 128 horsepower replaces the original 1.6-liter engine.
Sharp, new alloy wheels debut. Optional automatic gets electronic shift controls.
Larger diameter disc brakes are standard. Bigger gas tank added.
New R package debuts with sportier suspension. Superman Blue replaced by Montego Blue. M-Edition is painted Montego Blue with chromed alloys...


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