2000 Mazda MX5 LS 1.8L from North America

Summary:

The best of both worlds; fun and reliable

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

This car is a join to both own and drive.

The dealership has provided wonderful service and support throughout my ownership of this and my previous, 1990 Miata.

So far, I have logged 180,000 miles in Miatas and have loved every one of them. And no mechanical problems!

It is cheap to maintain, operate and defies the stigma of the 'unreliable roadster.' I have owned MGBs in my past and was ready to accept a little maintenance in exchange for the fun. After ten years of driving Miatas, I still have not had a car in the shop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2003

2000 Mazda MX5 special edition from North America

Summary:

The most fun, I had in years

Faults:

The car was in perfect condition.

General Comments:

Fun to drive. Make you feel young again.

I should have bought the hardtop as an option.

The special edition keeps its value. A little bit more money, but great resale value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2002

2000 Mazda MX5 Miata 1.8L from North America

Summary:

The most fun you can legally have with your clothes on!

Faults:

The car required new tires. Given the level of performance this car is capable of, the rate of tire wear was within the normal range of wear & tear.

General Comments:

The MX-5 Miata LS is an exceptional automobile. While you can spend considerably more money (the BMW Z3 or the Honda S2000), the increase in car is nowhere near the cost. Anyone who purchases a 2-seat roadster sports car should know the limitation of the type. With this said, the Miata is an absolute blast to drive, cheap to operate and insure and is rock solid dependable. For most people this is enough, but when you can reach up and drop that top. Autopia (car heaven)!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2002

2000 Mazda MX5 1.8i from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Great fun to drive and lovely to look at

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I love the MX5. The handling is superb and it looks wonderful. Great acceleration from stopped (traffic lights, etc) which is just what you need for getting away from lorries, young lads in Ford Escorts, etc.

With the new model they have improved the suspension, and therefore the comfort, the noise and just about everything else.

This is my 3rd MX5 - which I think says it all!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2001

25th Mar 2001, 16:28

Nothing against the Miata, but really, I must wonder who in a Ford escort is racing people? But even if they were, would you have that big an advantage in power at least? They use the exact same motor, after all.

11th May 2001, 02:02

Re: Previous comment of 25/03/01

Same engine? I think not.

Ford Escort Zetec 1.8 = 115 HP vs Mazda 1.8 = 140 HP + Mazda slightly lower kerbweight. Work it out for yourself :)

After having had 2 MX5's and plenty of more exotic & expensive machinery before & after, the MX5 = biggest smile per £ value you can get.

19th Dec 2001, 06:36

The Mazda does not share an engine with Ford!!! Don't insult MAZDA with silly comments like that! Mazda are an excellent company with fantastic engines, superb build quality... Ford are just run of the mill cheap run-abouts!

27th Mar 2006, 23:21

Actually, Mazda have shared a number of engines with Ford. The laser here in australia shares the engine with the Astina/Protege. The new focus shares it's engine with the Mazda 3 also if I'm not mistaken. The 626 and Telstar also shared engines.

Ford actually owns the majority of Mazda.

2000 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster 1.8 gas from North America

Summary:

WOW, I am young again!

Faults:

Nothing. Only problem is it gets too much attention from my three year old boy who waits outside so he could get a ride when I pull in to the driveway.

General Comments:

Beautiful car with TONS of fun. Design is one of a kind with clear distinction from the others. Most bang for your buck in the fun category.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2000