2008 Mazda MX-5 MIATA User Reviews
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- $11,792 - $13,562
- No trim specified for this review
- Ergonomics, tactile feedback, shifter, clutch & pedal positions, enclosed, yet open feeling
- Torque below 2500rpm, noise level at times, front end feel
Warning: this car isn't for everyone.
A lot of folks have bought the new generation MX5 Miata for the rave reviews the auto press has given it, expecting a miracle car. It isn't. It's a car, in manual shift format, very sensitive to driver input and won't coddle its driver when he/she's tired or lazy in staying in the right gear. Compared to my first-generation Miata it's a Cadillac; compared to a Cadillac it's a first-generation, rough-riding Miata.
If you're the type who wants quiet, no-drama transportation this isn't the right vehicle. If you value a thoughtful engineering, lots of feedback and open-top thrills and a good bit of raucous noise when wrung out and are willing to engage with the car, this model should be high on your shopping list.
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