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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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ZOOM MX5 - 2006
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By Ron Faulds
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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Absolutely the most fun car that I have ever driven! Loaded with Bose sound system and Sirius satellite radio, really blasts out the tunes. Seems like every stop light I get praises about the car - Copper Red really flashes. Big guy - 6'1" and 240 but more than adequate room in the interior. Much easier entry/exit for my wife but I do not have any problems with the space. ZOOM, ZOOM - BTW, personal license now reads "Smilin"... and I am!


Favorite Features

6 speed manual transmission is great! Don't skimp on your sound system, BOSE is in a class of it's own. With the Sirius radio, I only occasionally use the 6 CD changer. Roof - easy up / easy down... faster than most automatic roofs. Shopped for a Solstice and Sky, but I am delighted with the MX5!


Suggested Improvements

Cup holder in the center panel by the shift knob is a joke. C'mon engineers!


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two for the road
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By Bill West
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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is the 3rd Miata we've owned & the best. We've had all 3 body types from pop-up headlights to this current model. We traded a '03 Cobra in for this car and though I miss the full power of the Cobra, I really haven't looked back. A little bigger inside for the legs & plenty of extra storage.The interior is nicely laid out, easy to reach just about anything yet gives me room to myself. Plenty of get up and go. We opted for the automatic this time with paddle shifters, this is more fun than a just about anything you could drive. Zoom-Zoom.


Favorite Features

The automatic with paddle shifters is amazing, power in the go factor in this vehicle is just awesome. The stereo sounds just like I had in bigger cars, plenty of space, truck handles all I need. MPG so far has always hit 24 miles per, & I drive fast and hard, it's go from the light at green.


Suggested Improvements

Gee I just can't think of anything to change or add, it might lose something in the mix. Keep it this way.


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A bargain
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By Aelfric
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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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The best car I've ever owned, it has awesome handling, great acceleration and brakes, is super FUN to drive. I prefer the manual top - simpler, less expense, less to break, and actually very quick and easy to raise and lower. Beautiful all around. My only complaint is that it's a little too snug inside - I'm over 6' tall and I can't stretch out my legs. I have to move the seat slightly forward to recline the seatback at all. I have to force my butt all the way back to the seat back to avoid back pain. But unlike previous generations, I can now tilt adjust the steering wheel so my knees don't jam against it. Perfect for someone shorter who likes to drive. The best buy convertible by far.


Favorite Features

6-speed tranny, falls perfectly to hand and is a joy to shift with just a flick of the wrist. Surprisingly quick - revs immediately as high as you want to go. The drop top, of course.


Suggested Improvements

Stereo speakers behind or between the seats, or in windblocker? And a standard size stereo face so I could put in an aftermarket unit would be nice. Just a little more legroom, please. Perhaps raise the seat slightly? There's plenty of headroom even with top up. And put the name 'Miata' back on!


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more fun for the money
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By paprika
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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my MX5 for 6 months now, and I am in love with it! The new body style is definitely eye catching.It performs great and corners fantastic. I must admit though I did expect better gas mileage with the a/c on, but it more than makes up for that in the fun category.


Favorite Features

Zoom-zoom.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage, less interior noise, top latch rattles intermittently.


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why did I wait so long?
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By rick s
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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I've owned pick-up trucks for the past 20+ years, but have had my eye on one since the redesign. I bought it three weeks ago, and have spent the better part of the past three weekends driving around Arizona. Drove it up Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona the first weekend, and had so much fun, drove back down and up again. Absolutely, the most fun I have ever had driving. Added satellite radio, and now I don't want to get out of it. Averaged 38.9 mpg last weekend around Flagstaff (the altitude?) Do yourself a favor, and buy one before the world runs out of oil. Thanks, Edmunds.


Favorite Features

Easy-to-operate top; incredible handling; good acceleration; ergonomic interior layout; very comfortable seats (though it's an exercise to get my 6 foot, 245 pound frame in and out); great exterior design.


Suggested Improvements

Teach whoever writes the diagrams for Mazda accessories how to count. Bought a mask. Directions say to remove front four fasteners inside each wheel well. Spent 30 minutes and bent two clips before I looked at the diagram, which showed five fasteners had to be removed. Cost $6.75 to replace them.


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