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TALL PEOPLE BEWARE!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By wkiernan
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2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


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I love it!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By revdll
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2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

I love the stereo system.


Worst Features

Better OEM tires would be nice. I replaced them with BF Goodrich G Force. Improved the noise lever considerable.


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2004 Classic Red Miata
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By Jaxrolo
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2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cloth 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Previously I had a 2000 Miata which was very nice. Got in a wreck so Had to buy this 2004. WOW this car is great!!! Very nice ride. great handling.


Best Features

Borla Dual Exhaust. K&N Typhoon Intake.


Worst Features

Better SOund System


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Mazda mx-5 speed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By keith hinshaw
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2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Having a lighter and ash tray is plus for me.


Worst Features

Should have bought one with cruise control for long trips.


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Lovin' It
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By Certifiable
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2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cloth 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Looked at S2000, Z3/4, Audi TT, and many others. Wanted a weekend "toy". This was by far the best value, without sacrificing any of the features I wanted (zip and more zip). Better handling in the curves than the others.


Best Features

Zip, looks, and handling.


Worst Features

Cup holder is an annoyance. Need one, but not sure where I would recommend placing it. 20-30 more HP could be interesting.


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