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2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata - Consumer Reviews

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Base 1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual - (52 reviews )

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MazdaSpeed Miata: excellent!
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By Biasin
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2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I've owned approximately 10 Mazdas and they've all been extremely reliable and wonderful cars. In 2001, I bought a Miata LS w/6 speed and ABS and all I wanted was a little more power which the good folks at MazdaSpeed now provide. I actually considered an S2000 but after test driving it and the MS MX-5 I preferred the Miata because it FELT faster and had way more torque at low RPM. It definitely pulls harder in the higher gears without needing to downshift and the interior quality is far superior to the Honda's. Also, the stereo is an awesome sounding 6 CD BOSE system which is much better than the Honda's single disc factory unit. Keep up the good work, MazdaSpeed. I look forward to the MS 3!


Best Features

Speed, handling, brakes, steering, shifter, stereo.


Worst Features

Cruise control should at least be optionally available (packaged with the leather) and the suspension should be adjustable as in the old MX-6 GT. The brakes should be larger (use the ones from the Mazda 3s) even though the stopping distances are quite short.


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It is awesome.
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By Ryan
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2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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The price for this performance is out of this world. I do want a rollbar, it only feels a little unsafe. But if you're careful, this car is a VERY enjoyable ride and if you live somewhere where the winter is short enough (even NY is tolerable if you have tires), this car is out of this world. It looks like a Z3 and a Corvette at points (vette in the side view mirrors, you'll see). the tranny is excellent, clutch light, car nimble and handles great, really a 50-50 go cart.


Best Features

VERY short gearing. Rock hard suspension, Easy convertible top. Wheels look insanely big, the car looks incredible, not to mention the smoked headlights and metal "Mazdaspeed" door inserts.


Worst Features

Tilt wheel would be so nice, I'm tall. Hard top should be an option, as with roll bar. Stereo is nice but not what I was expecting. Doesn't matter, this car is perfect in almost every other way. There is no space, but that's what you have to expect in buying it. Simply awesome I'm tellin you.


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Almost Perfect
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By David Boggs
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2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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The price and performance of the Mazdaspeed Miata are amazing. The little IHI turbo is exactly what the Miata needed to make it more aggressive, and it pulls hard above 4000 rpm, all the way to redline.


Best Features

The extra power, excellent sound system, easy-to-use convertible top, and upgraded suspension.


Worst Features

The boost in the car seems a little laggy for such a small turbocharger. I expected the power to come on earlier and more smoothly.


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Simply Awesome!
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By Andrew
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2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I got mine back in April right off the truck. It's the greatest car I've ever owned! The only complaints I have with it are that I wish it had a key hole light, and cruise control. The shifter takes some getting used to. The tendency is to over guide it when all it needs is pushed back and forth with a bit of side pressure for 1-2 and 5-6. The car gets 32 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg in town. It has just a bit of oversteer, with none of the body flex that my '91 model had. The ride is kind of brutal on the freeway, but that's to be expected. Just make sure you're pointed in the right direction and there's no cars in front of you when the turbo kicks in!


Best Features

Acceleration, gas mileage, fit and finish, and awesome handling.


Worst Features

It could use better interior lighting and cruise control.


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By TWago
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2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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The only bad thing about this car is that I am not the only one who owns it! Go-cart handling, lots of power and a sunny day with the top down makes some girls look at you as if they wanted to jump in the passenger seat.


Best Features

Turbo engine Handling Nice interior Sport suspension


Worst Features

The cup holder seems to have conflicts with my elbow


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