1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata
When the Miata was introduced in the summer of 1989 conventional wisdom said nobody wanted an inexpensive sports car. So much for... Read More
When the Miata was introduced in the summer of 1989 conventional wisdom said nobody wanted an inexpensive sports car. So much for conventional wisdom. . . . The Miata not only captured the hearts of driving enthusiasts longing for the days of the classic British roadster, it became the must-have fashion accessory of the day. In the beginning dealers routinely charged, and people willingly paid, thousands above the suggested retail price for Mazdas little roadster. The feeding frenzy soon ended; nevertheless, the shifting dollar-to-yen exchange rate eventually boosted the cars suggested retail price to feeding-frenzy levels. While sales have trailed off, the Miata remains the worlds best-selling roadster. The 1997½ Miata will be the last of its current body style. Minimize
Product Review Summary
32 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Apr 11, 2006
Fun, Agile, Reasonably Economical & Comfortable
Pros: Fun! Excellent handling, an auditory treat, great reliability, crash safety
Cons: Could use more power, a bit on the noisy side, small trunk
Hard to beat, particularly given used car pricing. The engine soundtrack is outstanding- one heck of a fun car. Noisy on the highway though. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 4, 2004
Just bought an STO MX-5 with racing rims
Pros: Everything. Handling superior with the 215/45/16's Falkens & racing rims. Get the roll bar.
Cons: R u kidding, none.
Find one, buy it, don't complain, it's a freakin' dream. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 18, 1999
Buy One Tonight!
Pros: Super handling, low cost to maintain, SMILES!
Cons: You may need friends with a larger car to borrow. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 13, 2000
My 6-year-Old Gobot
Pros: compact!, beautiful, affordable
Cons: small trunk, invisible to tractor trailers Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 30, 1999
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Pros: Looks, performance, roadholding, reliability, simplicity, FUN
Cons: Plastic window (pre-99s) and lack of space Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 29, 2000
This car will amaze you!
Pros: fast, reliable, comfortable on road trips, convertable, affordable
Cons: older models- plastic rear window Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 1, 2001
Still the one
Pros: Handling, build quality
Cons: Power, amenities, noise
Driving this car will automatically improve your mood without the shadow of reliability worries. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 5, 2003
The Best Money I ever Spent on a car
Pros: Handling, Fun Factor, Well built, Sun
If you are looking for a Miata and are unsure, drive one and it will remove all doubt! Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 5, 2000
Pros: Cheap, reliable, fun to drive
Cons: Stiff ride, small trunk, large headlamps Read More at Epinions.com
May 30, 2001
Most fun for the buck...
Pros: Fun, easy to maintain, one of the least expensive roadsters out there
Cons: Oh, there is a trunk, I though it was the glove box ...
Better than Prozac, you won't be able to get that grin off your face. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 7, 2007
Sporty and Economical: The Miata delivers
Pros: Handles amazingly, fun to drive, incredibly reliable, and convertible top.
Cons: Storage space, lacks power, and plastic rear window is a pain. (ie no defroster)
Overall, the 97 Miata is a great car. Its a blast to drive and it is very reliable. More power would be great, but the handling is world class. Read More at Epinions.com