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BRG Miata
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By TaTahn
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2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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With a few modificatons to the engine and exhaust, this TRUE Sports car can scoot. Have tried to break it loose in corners but the handling is super for a stock roadster. Think I see a 2006 on the horizon, this is one awesome vehicle.


Best Features

Handling and ok gas mileage (with mods get about 26-28 highway).


Worst Features

Work on the gas bit and tighten the chassis, who cares about road noise .. that is why I bought it .. the wind in the hair thing :-)


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fun toy
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By noname
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2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had this car for 3 years since it was new and it is the best toy I ever owned. Close to worthless for long interstate drives since it's noisy and uncomfy for long sitting periods. However for pure fun on curvy mountain roads with the top down, it can make your day. No complaints whatsoever, but the car is not a BMW. I think of it as a go kart with a great sound system. I would not have this as my only car; can't even use it to go grocery shopping and forget out of town for 2 trips with the limited luggage space unless you pack lightly. But it is a great car for what it is.


Best Features

Easy to wash/wax cause of it's size. Suspension for going fast around curves. Bose audio system. Great warranty service.


Worst Features

Gas tank could be made larger. Miles per tankful is not as high as other cars I've owned.


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This one's a keeper!
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By Matt K.
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2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I owned a `92 Miata a couple years ago, sold that and couldn't take not having a Miata anymore. Bought a Crystal Blue 2001 LS with 6-spd, ABS, and Sport pkg. The refinement over the early cars and even the `99-`00 cars is amazing, very smooth, great craftsmanship (for a Japanese car of this price), for a 3-yr-old car, looks like I paid $30k+ for it. Very predictable, confident handling, outhandles cars twice its price, makes great sounds, easy to work on, the Miata community is a great one, very friendly and fun! Considered a BMW 3- series because it was more practical, inline-6 torque, German design and engineering, but repairs and maintenance are expensive. Don't regret my purchase at all!


Best Features

Very high cornering limits, a joy to rev it high through the gears, glass rear window w/ defrost, projector headlights, comfy & supportive seats, wonderful shift action, very capable brakes, gorgeous body contours, amazing the parking spaces you can fit into, lots of aftermarket support


Worst Features

Like many 2001+ Miatas, mine has the infamous clutch shudder, I wish Mazda would develop a fix for this. Honda inline-4s make more power and get better gas mileage. Likes premium fuel. Trunk space is small, though this is no Lincoln. Other than that, Mazda didn't screw up much on this car!


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One of the best cars in the world
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By Mark Hernandez
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2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Looks, fun, luxary, quality and performance all in one. There is no better bang for your buck in the world. I got this car used, but it's like brand new. From the time you rest your rump on the leather seats, to the time you hear the solid thus of closing the door, and the ever so sweet pur of the stock high performance exhaust, you are taken by the fact that you only spent 15k on a car that looks and feels nicer then most BMW's.


Best Features

Handling, Awesome pick up at mid range RPM's (3500 +). Quiet when driving casual, but nice and noticible when reving high. Easy up and down top. Interior build quality, leather, BOSE audio is top notch. Cruise control, It's just beautiful, too many to name.


Worst Features

For such a small engine the gas milage is a little iffy. When in city you can almost see the gas guage go down. It is a small tank though so it excusable. The AC vents look and feel great but can but often move when you go over bumps so you find your self adjusting them sometimes.


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Great fun with many aftermarket add-ons.
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By kentman
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2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had this car for about ten months, and it has been a great investment. With the addition of roll bars, 17 inch wheels, supercharger, and all new audio, this car is amazing. It handles like a champ with a great amount of power. You cannot beat this vehicle in price versus quality and performane. I have yet to have any issues with reliablity. It has not yet seen the inside of the dealership. With many Miata clubs and many aftermarket components, this car has been great fun and entertainment. I would highly recommend over the MR2 and the S2000.


Best Features

Handling, Styling, Top Down Fun


Worst Features

Mazdaspeed Miata has the right idea.


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