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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

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)


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"




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.




Retirement car

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

I purchased my '97 Miata when I was 60 years old and newly retired - 8 yrs ago! I enjoy it as much today as when it was brand new. I had wanted one for years. We drove Lincoln's and other large cars but this was to be 'my' car. Granted, it has low mileage (65,000) but it's never had a problem other than something very minor. I love it! Just can't say that enough. Terrific MPG, great get-up-and-go, loves the mountain curves I drive and sounds wonderful - that Miata muffler just can't be beat and, it looks absolutely fantastic. It always gets comments as we drive it to church and around town all the time. Get one - you'll never regret it.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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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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