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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 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • Still the standard when it comes to delivering top-down thrills without breaking the bank.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun-to-drive character, excellent steering and handling, economical to run.

  • Cons

    Small trunk, drones on the freeway, tight cabin.

  • What's New for 2004

    A Mazdaspeed version of the Miata makes its debut for 2004. New 16-inch alloy wheels are available and Black Cherry Mica is a new exterior color choice.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Tall people beware!!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Look, I've had three Miatas. My first, a '93 that I bought used, got rear-ended by a whisky-drinker in a pickup truck. I rushed out and bought a nearly-identical second one. When it passed 200,000 miles (going strong I might add) I started shopping for a third, which I bought today - now I own _two_ of these things. My last twelve years of car buying expresses how very, very much I like this car better than any rodomontade I might compose. But. I'm 5'11" tall, and this car fits me like a comfortable shoe. What that means if you're 6'1" or taller, or a likely regular passenger is, I'm sorry but you really need to consider cars with a couple of inches more headroom.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love it!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Purchased the car used with 25,000 miles. It's my daily driver in the Florida sun. I love it! Handles sharply and precisely. Rough roads produce a rough ride. Not a surprise. Zero problems.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Mazda mx-5 speed

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Easy fit in the garage. Actually has trunk space more than my convertible Vette. Top actuation up/down simple to do. Excellent 6 speed, short throw gear box. Plenty of power (172 HP) to pass. Logical panel lay out, easy to read at all speeds. Great brakes. 28 MPG at 75 MPH. I have owned gull wing, 300 SL roadster, MGA, AH and 2 Vettes. The MX-5 is the best of the bunch.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fun but tight

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

car drives very well: steering control is terrific, makes tight turns, brakes on a dime. Fast on highway but very noisey. cabin is very tight and uncomfortable on long drives. outer design is beautiful but front end gets beat up alot by hellen keller parkers in the city. No front bumper to stop nicks and scratches by license plate area. All around fun drive for about 1 hour and then discomfort settles in. Car is a death trap in snow, ice and slush. Car easily gets stranded on snowy days.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My miata

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

This is my second miata. I had a 2001 for a short time. I love the body style and the size of the car. It also handles very well.It's a lot of top down fun for a reasonable price.Gas mileage is good and I believe the repair costs will also be reasonable.I was also treated very well at the dealership. Things that I have not liked about the car include:cramped interior ( I'm 5'10"),I would have liked more acceleration ( maybe the turbo) and the clutch shatters if you don't give it enough gas on take off from a standing start.




Vinny car

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Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

as a second car to work or fun this is the best



Full 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

What's New for 2004

A Mazdaspeed version of the Miata makes its debut for 2004. New 16-inch alloy wheels are available and Black Cherry Mica is a new exterior color choice.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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