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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible - Consumer Reviews

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Couldn't Ask For More
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By Steve
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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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Had it a little over 2 weeks now. It is my daily driver and I couldn't ask for more. I'm a pilot so the interior is well suited for me. Just a short reach for everything I need and the seats are very comfortable. BTW, I'm 6"1'. Yes, driving it is a pure joy. For a short time I drove it on an interstate and keeping up with everyone at 80 then 100 it was rock solid. I thought it was be shaking and moving all over the place. Mine is a 6 speed and I don't rev the engine much past 4,000 between shifts yet get 25 MPG. Kinda surprised at it being that low but it's a small price to pay for this much fun. It still looks brand new and I catch people looking at it all time. Very cool.


Best Features

Interior layout and unique SE interior. Comfortable seats. Of course driving it. Titanium grey metallic paint is still flawless and looks a mile deep.


Worst Features

I think it's just the way the car is setup but was surprised at only 25MPG. Have a much larger 4 cylinder Isuzu that gets 25MPG. I am being picky here cause it's hard to find something I think needs improvement.


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Summer Car
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By ric387
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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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Sold a 62 T-Bird and wanted an affordable used convertible as replacement. Tan interior and manual transmission were only requirements and purpose was for a summer car and not as a daily driver. Was not a Miata fan to start with and bought one from a friend mainly because I knew it was reliable and well taken care of. Also liked the fact that it was British Racing Green and a Special Edition fully loaded. Paid half the price I expected to pay for my original choices of z4 or boxster with same age/mileage. So far, so good. Comfort above what I expected. Acceptable motor/wind noise. Fun to drive. No rattles. Look and feel very solid.


Best Features

Beautiful looks. Good compromise of classic roadster philosophy versus modern design and comfort. Fit and quality finish of interior. Nice design of dash instrumentation. Easy use of convertible top. Expected reliability.


Worst Features

Less power loss when A/C is on. A 5th or 6th gear that should act as a real overdrive and bring down more the RPM when using them. A little more horsepower. A real back wind deflector than the basically useless one installed. Windshield a bit higher or seat a little lower for 6 ft people.


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HS Grad. Present
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By kcs03
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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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I got this car for graduation, and I loved it. I have come to find that people either love it or hate it/think it's adorable or think it's a joke. Driving it with the top down makes all of the comments disappear. Also, not having to drive passengers a lot (because you can't fit ALL of your friends in) saves you gas...when you are already not putting in as much as they are in the first place!


Best Features

Convertible. Reliability. MPG! Orange interior lights.


Worst Features

Larger design. Dent resistant side doors.


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True Love
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By Sunryz
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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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I am not a car person and have never cared much about what car I drove. It was strictly functional. This yellow Miata changed that. After 4 years it is still an absolute blast to drive and people still comment about what a cool car it is. I drive it all year round with a hard top for the winter months. It looks cool like that too. My husband loves to drive it too. It is most fun on windy mountain roads. We go out driving on weekends just for the pleasure of driving it.


Best Features

The gold-metallic-flecked-yellow color is stunning in the sun. The way it handles responsively is a close second.


Worst Features

Automatic headlight turn-off. If you forget to turn off the lights you will need a jump after about one hour.


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I love my Miata
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By Cole
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2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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I have to say that in the summer my Miata MX5 is the most wonderful driving experience. However, in the winter time when it's raining, I don't feel as safe driving it. With the wide tires it doesn't grip the road as well. The drive with the top down is the best and most fun that I've ever had in an automobile. It handles on a dime on dry pavement, has an excellent stereo to crank up the tunes and I feel as though I could drive forever in comfort in this car. In the winter time when the pavement is dry and the top is down the heater keeps me warm and I can travel in comfort. My only complaint is that visibility is lessened when the top is up. It is reliable, fun & well worth the price!


Best Features

The stereo is the best I've ever heard. Comes with a CD and a tape player. It handles like a true sports car and has high performance. If you like to drive like a race car driver you'll love it!


Worst Features

Needs some improving for winter time driving on wet pavement. I've never had any trouble on the ice.


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