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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 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge fun factor, precise steering and handling, low base price, economical to operate.

  • Cons

    Small trunk, drones on the freeway, tight cabin.

  • What's New for 2005

    New exterior colors -- Nordic Green and Razor Blue -- are the only changes on the Miata for 2005.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Mx5 - there's no substitute

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cloth 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

For the money this sports car is a 10. But if you want the top of the line best it cost over 50k easily. It is so fun to drive you look forward to doing it. When I bought it I was not fully aware of it's past but I am happy I am in it's present and future. It is a sports car so it is not the most comfortable ride but again complete fun. With the top down "forget about it"




Fun, freakin' awesome sports car!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

When I searched for a new car I wanted a convertible. I researched all the different models and within a week I ordered a Mazda Miata. It was the best convertible available and exactly what I was looking for. It had power, great handling, style, and I loved how easy it was to put the top down. It takes me less than three seconds to put the top down or put it back up. A lot of other convertibles on the market required two people to lower or raise the top. I have driven my Miata to so many places, but driving through the Rockies was my favorite. The small back road to Aspen was the most breathtaking journey ever and the Miata was a joy to drive.




A great toy and dependable

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cloth 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I'm 70 years old and have owned Jaguars, X19s and many small convertibles. I LOVE MY MIATA MX5! It hates snow and so do I, so it remains in its heated garage all winter but when its ready to go so am I. I feel safe and comfortable in it. I wish I were younger, I'd be in the new 2008 with the upgrade! I take it to the mountains a lot and appreciate the way it handles and takes the upgrades with power to spare! As far as looks go? How can you beat it? Thanks Mazda.




Used car bargain

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

These are the cars that make driving fun. Bought this one used with under 4K miles for my 2 or 3 commute days but has also become the date car for my wife and me. The interior was very efficiently designed and the trunk has more room than you would think. Getting a little over 27 mpg. For the price, you cannot beat this car.




Fun 2 drive

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

This car has been the car of my dream ever since I was in high school. The wait was worth it. This car is so much fun to drive, especially with the top down.




Mazda miata

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

This car is stylish and a lot of fun to drive. Handles corners well. Turns a lot of heads and receives a lot of thumbs up from onlookers. It is not real good with bumps - but then again it is a small sports car!



Full 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

What's New for 2005

New exterior colors -- Nordic Green and Razor Blue -- are the only changes on the Miata for 2005.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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