2007 Mazda MX-5 MIATA
There are 12 user reviews for the Touring trim shown below
- Compared to my SUV, it's hands down great fuel economy
- Shifts a little rough going into 2nd & 3rd, a few rattles from the rag roof
This is my first convertible and I love it. I waited long enough and after touring on a motorcyle years ago, the trunk has just enough room to take a short weekend trip and if it rains, up goes the roof. Yes, we boomers love the open road feeling, but staying dry and bringing along our stuff this ride is more to my liking....read morehide
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- Looks, interior design, smooth top operation. Great handling.
- Too many people stare when I put up, or take down the retractable top.
Wow, what a ride! Accelleration, braking, handling are superb. I've got a copper red retractable top. Its the best looking car on the road, top up or top down. Superb engineering. Sticks to the road like glue. Lively and pure fun to drive. A bargain at the msr price. Not quite a Ferrari, but its not 190k either. The best sports car for the price. My wife got it as her "mid-life crisis car." I'm ready for a mid life crisis just to drive it. It won't tow a boat, or haul wood, but it will get from A to Z in more style and fun than any car I've had. Now, if I could just pry my wife's hands off the wheel....read morehide
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- great pickup, nice shifting, very good mpg
I just recently leased a new 2007 mx5 miata, and i love it. I am only 19 years old, and figured my insurance would be incredably high, but after talking to my insurance company, they could not say enough on how great this car is. Though it is a sports car, they feel it s one of the safest ones out there. My old insurance was 200 a month for a 2002 neon, and now my insurance for the new miata is only 130!!!!! (both cars had the no accident/ticket, and other discounts on it...read morehide
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- Looks great, Handles like a BMW, Good acceleration
- Worrying about the number of future speeding tickets!
Wow! Looked at BMW & Porsche but settled for Touring model. The look of the car is stunning; turn heads everywhere with envy. Moved up from Sport model to Touring because it offered better value - convenience pkg, 6-speed tranny, 17 inch tires, fog lights.
Handling is what makes me grin from ear to ear everytime I drive this car. It absolutely sticks to the road, gives steering feedback on the road condition - a la BMW. The new 2 L engine is peppy, with lots of power to push the car fast when desired. The exhaust note is an absolute sweet music to the ears.
Price to performance & looks: nothing beats it. Get it now!...read morehide
11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great economy, super ride, and improve driver features
I had a 1996 Miata and as my wife said that this car rides great and is smooth riding car. She likes this improved model.
I had Limited Slip rear differential in the 1996 and wish I had it in this car. The performance is much better with this car and better traction would be appreciated. Also, I will need it for winter.
The tires are not very good, since they need warm weather for better handling and traction.
Improved car over the first generation. Nice job - Mazda!...read morehide
9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- great mpg for a sports car, handling is great
- none to speak of now
I sold my 1996 to upgrade to a newer car. I thought I would just use the old one to get around town. I fell in love with it and began to drive it every where. So I bought a 2006, loads of fun 32 mpg on the hwy, Fun fast and great with the top town. This is a very under rated sports car. It cost far less than the compettiton with a proven track record. If you're thinking out about one, do it summers coming....read morehide
6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fun factor.
- No spare tire. Not even a space saver.
Surprisingly torquey performance thanks to variable valve timing tricks used by Mazda.
Six speed allows for flexible use of available horsepower.
Poised handling and braking.
11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- It is as close to auto-cross as possible (daily)
- Mazdaspeed is not out yet ...
Why I bought this MX-5, my 2002 S2000 was wrecked by a drunk driver. My insurance did not pay me enough to get another S2000. But, I love open tops at times. I was down to Saturn's Sky and this Mazda MX-5. Yet, the huge aftermarket for the MX-5 makes it a no-brainer.
I test-drove the MX-5 in Jan07. I felt the difference in horsepower compared to my S2000. However, it felt like the road communication with the driver was "exceptional". I zoomed by a couple of turns and it felt very well-composed as I was in the S2000.
For the money, I would think that this is a smaller S2000. The brake is exceptional too. No fade, no jerky feel, its all secure. And you feel like you are on a race track as the suspension communicates with me very well and I enjoy it.
I also notice that the fuel economy is much better than my previous S2000. My MX-5 Touring is stock for now, but a turbo-charger is coming. I love it, it is my first Mazda and I think that it is a very good choice for the money. The leather seat is comfortable too. Stick shift is also very smooth....read morehide
15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Quick acceleration, when needed. Cockpit has a tight fit. Controls easy to reach.
- Center Cupholders useless with manual trans., not actually a "Miata" anymore, no spare tire.
I traded in my 1996 MX-5 Miata for a 2007 MX-5. I didn't realize that Mazda dropped the "Miata" moniker. Comparing the 1996 to the 2007, you really do notice the extra 30 hp. When you need to get up to speed quickly, it'll get you there. I don't like to push my car unnecessarily, but the few times I had to, I was impressed with its acceleration and handling--sometimes its "get up and go" was a little frightening and got my adrenaline going. It is a little wider and the vehicle seems a little less loose than the earlier model. The retraction of the top is better engineered as well (you don't need to unzip and lower the rear window. Having a glass rear windshield with defrost is so much better than the plastic windows that yellowed & browned and cracked over the years. I always wanted to install some type of roll bar in the 1996 Miata, but it really wasn't designed for one. Installing one required irreversibly damaging the car. The 2007 MX-5 comes with functional roll bars with the "dual-hoop"design. Overall, many of the positive features have been carried-over from the earlier models and the changes that were made have made the 2007 MX-5 a (slightly) more mature vehicle. I'm thinking of buying some floor mats with the "Miata" label on them, in addition to a few other reminders that I still consider this vehicle a MIATA--regardless of what the yahoos at Mazda prefer to call it!...read morehide
20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Ride, handling, fuel economy and overall looks make this car a real value.
- The console with the cup holders is a waste. The space could be better utilized.
This car has the heart and soul of the classic MGB with none of the electrical woes. The Solstice doesn't even begin to compare to the MX-5 in performance and handling. This car has "fun" written all over it! My MX-5 is begging to be taken on a tour of Rt 66 this summer, and, by God, I'm going!...read morehide
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