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Mazda MX-5 Miata Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • As much fun as you can have while driving with your pants on.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun to drive, excellent steering and handling, glass rear window.

  • Cons

    Small trunk, drones during freeway trips, over $20,000 MSRP base price.

  • What's New for 2000

    The Miata's option packages have been simplified. There are now two models -- Miata and Miata LS -- and three option packages. A…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (15 total reviews)


My 3rd miata

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

I live in south Florida and this is my 3rd Miata. I very rarely drive with the top up. I have been known to drop the top to drive to Publix a half mile away. I had a '93 and then a '95 which I sold with 190,000 miles on it. Bought my 2000 with 36,000 (almost brand new!). This car is much better than the type 1 cars. The trunk has finally been designed to hold something and I do not miss the barn door headlights. In my old cars the trunk would hold my Les Paul case but not an SG case. The new trunk is redesigned to easily hold a larger guitar case. Some people laugh at a musician owning a Miata but I can pack 2 electric guitars, 1 acoustic guitar, my amp, keyboard, tenor sax and misc. stuff.




Miata equals fun

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

Miatas are pure driving enjoyment. Simple and lightweight they thrive on winding roads. My 2000 has 32000 miles on it and has been rock solid reliable. The body is rigid, with only mild cowl shake. Interior space is OK if you're under 6 feet. A tilt wheel would be nice, but otherwise, the dash layout is clean and easy to read. The manual tranny is easy to shift with short throws. One of the nicest benefits of a Miata is that you don't need to spend a fortune to have fun. I'm sorry I waited so long to get one.




Amazing sports car value

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

It took years of saving, but the Miata was worth the wait. A pure, simple sports car, the Miata loves to be tossed around, and loves to rev. My car has 32000 miles on it and is as tight as a drum. The manual transmission is a joy to shift with it's tight, short throws. Aerodynamics are quite good as you can drive with the top down on chilly days while the heater keeps the cabin warm. As an added bonus, there are loads of support sites, clubs, and accessories available to the Miata owner. If you've been thinking of a Miata stop thinking and start driving.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

What's New for 2000

The Miata's option packages have been simplified. There are now two models -- Miata and Miata LS -- and three option packages. A six-speed Miata Special Edition will also be available by spring 2000.

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verozahl
verozahl
04-03-2002
I would have preferred he bought a Prelude, but he is the old man with the money, and his money says inexpensive, reliable MG... sounds like a MX-5 Miata to you, does it not? Meanwhile, the Integra su...


tgeen
tgeen
02-18-2010
Deja vu! My first car, when I was young and practical, was a 1984 Civic S (in 1984). I learned to love shifting gears on that car, and I never bought anything with an automatic since. I remember ?...



 

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