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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 142 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • As much automotive fun as you can have for less than $25,000.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Small trunk, drones during freeway trips, tight cabin.

  • What's New for 2002

    The addition of an optional in-dash six-CD changer, a perimeter theft alarm (on models with remote keyless entry) and a standard trunk light. LS versions get a revised stereo and speed-sensitive volume control. Later in the year, a new Special Edition trim debuts.

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Customer Reviews

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Lots of great used miatas

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Vehicle: 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

When I was younger, I owned a Triumph and was recently considering buying a restored one for kicks. In the end, common sense won and I bought a six year old '02 Miata with about 45,000 km. Best decision, I ever made. Truly a fun, fun car to drive. Reminds me of the old British sports cars, but with updated power, engineering and reliability. You really do feel like part of the car when you drive. The engine is not big, but it has great torque. The power is in the right places when you shift and you get a great sense of acceleration and speed throughout every gear. You control the Miata; the car does not control you.




Glad i'm on earth -

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Vehicle: 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

We have had our MX5 2000 (silver) for three days. (39,700 kms) I have run out of excuses to drive it - now I drive it in my sleep. Well almost. We were thinking buying a motorbike, and I am beginning to think this is more fun than a bike: as a past BMW bike owner I can throw this car into a corner just as fast and not worry about falling over. I was worried driving with the top up with restrict visibility a lot, but this is less of a worry than I expected. Today I drove in the rain for the first time on the freeway and there were no leaks. I am slowly getting used to the car, and the more I drive it, the more I like it.




Miata

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Vehicle: 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

great, fun car to drive.buy an option spoiler & a cold air intake




Mostfunfor$20000

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Vehicle: 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I love my new miata. Sure a lot of people say that the car is for woman going through a mid life crisis, but I am none of those. For $20,000 there is no car as fun and reliable. Sure the horsepower is a little low, but I can use all the performance of my miata on the road while a porsch is not able to be pushed.




Fun!

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Vehicle: 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Outstanding handling and fun.




Most fun for the money

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Vehicle: 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

The MX-5 is fun, fast, relaible and economical. It's also the best handling car I've ever driven. It reminds me of my 1969 Triumph GT-6, except I don't have to worry about it not starting after a rain storm. The bottom line is that the Miata = Fun!!



Full 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

What's New for 2002

The addition of an optional in-dash six-CD changer, a perimeter theft alarm (on models with remote keyless entry) and a standard trunk light. LS versions get a revised stereo and speed-sensitive volume control. Later in the year, a new Special Edition trim debuts.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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