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2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

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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 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 142 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • It is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. The Miata defines the spirit of the modern roadster.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Tremendous fun to drive, excellent steering and handling, glass rear window with defogger.

  • Cons

    Small trunk, drones during freeway trips, tight cabin.

  • What's New for 2003

    Only minor changes are in store for the Miata this year. Base models receive standard 16-inch alloy wheels, a strut-tower brace, larger brakes and a child seat anchoring system. Cloth replaces vinyl on the top of the LS model, and tan leather gives way to a lighter parchment-colored hide. Also, the LS receives aluminum-colored interior trim and, for the first time, black leather is available as an option. New options include a cargo net, an auto-dimming mirror with an integrated compass and outside temperature display and special bezels for the headlights and taillights.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great little roadster in austin

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

Wanted a great 2 seater roadster and got one. I really like the styling and handling. I like almost everything about the car. Only mods so far are oil pressure sending unit change and added front grille. Lots of fun to drive and great gas mileage.




Madza special editon

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

The Car is underpowered, needs at least 150hp. Car looks good, handles excellent and gas mileage. A good buy for the money.




Ol blue

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

This car is the most fun I have had behind the wheel in my life. Very responsive, fun to drive, economical also. I wish I would have bought one a long time ago instead of waiting till my 58 birthday.




Built for the sierras

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

My wife and I live about an hour from the Sierra Nevada mountains on the California side. Whenever we want to take a Sunday drive, we hop in the Miata and spend a wonderful day winding through the foothills and mountains with the top down. What a way to enjoy the outdoors!




Love mazda style

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

This is my second Miata. I loved the first one (a '95), but this SE is even better. I'm constantly complimented on its looks and I've been very impressed with the way it grips the curvy mountain roads here.




Unbelievable!

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

Took delivery of my new 2003 Miata SE in Strato Blue Mica on 5/28/04. Had a 2003 Tribute ES V6 and loved it, but the looks of the Miata, plus what I knew about the features, reliability, and quality of the car made my decision to trade an easy one. I've never owned a convertible before, but it's been an easy adjustment, even though I don't have room to haul much of anything. For me, that's a minor trade-off. This being my third Mazda, I can honestly say that Mazda now has a customer for life. I've had the top down most of the time and get plenty of comments on my great looking SE. Looking forward to enjoying it for many years to come!



Full 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

What's New for 2003

Only minor changes are in store for the Miata this year. Base models receive standard 16-inch alloy wheels, a strut-tower brace, larger brakes and a child seat anchoring system. Cloth replaces vinyl on the top of the LS model, and tan leather gives way to a lighter parchment-colored hide. Also, the LS receives aluminum-colored interior trim and, for the first time, black leather is available as an option. New options include a cargo net, an auto-dimming mirror with an integrated compass and outside temperature display and special bezels for the headlights and taillights.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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