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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

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Often misjudged for what it is
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By dancetracks
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Anyone who has driven a Miata will come away with a smile. But often someone will come along and bash the car comparing it to cars costing $10K more (S2000) or twice as much (Boxter). It is unrealistic to expect Porsche performance at the Miata's selling price of around $25k (sport model). The MX-5 really sits by itself in the marketplace of low-price performance convertibles. Drive one. If you come away with a smile, then buy it and let the fun begin. I can't stop thinking about the next time I'll drive the car.


Favorite Features

Sporty, great handling, light weight, just enough power to prevent me from getting tickets, great shifter in the 6MT.


Suggested Improvements

More leg room, higher 6th gear for cruising at below 3000 rpm, built-in GPS option.


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apotheosis of a dream
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By woodyas
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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Bottom line: this car is in undeniably fun to drive. Top down, wind in the hair, and a pure feeling of freedom. Hell, why was I not doing this years ago? Not sure about every convertible out there, but this sure seems like the best damn one out there. And how do you beat the price--or the numerous accolades the Miata has one. To be succinct: I love this car!


Favorite Features

looks, ease of soft top, way it handles on the road.


Suggested Improvements

Better floor mats.


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Adult sports car
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By Mr Lessie Williams
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I recently purchased a 2009 MX5 Grand Touring PRHT with the optional suspension & premium package, and I love it.The top goes down in 12 seconds and the 6M with limited slip differential makes it a true driver sports car.When it comes to interior it stands alone in its class,the exterior has 20 years of evolution making it one of the best looking roadsters on the road.


Favorite Features

Silky smooth 6 speed transmission,sexy PRHT 12 seconds open close time,suspension package/Bilstein shocks with limited slip-DSC WITH TRACTION CONTROL, great gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

If possible 2 to three inches longer and a 180 to 185 hp engine that does not compromise fuel consumption.


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Great Car
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By MiataFever
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This is a great car. It exhibits the critical balance between performance, style and comfort, while maintaining a true sports car feel. This car invites you to drive it - it is so much at home on a winding road with the top down - it delivers just what the car was designed to do - a oneness with the road and a fun factor that is off scale. The 6 speed transmission is a joy, the audio system sounds great, the top up / down operation is effortless and the car has great visual appeal. Test drive one - you will love it!


Favorite Features

The overall fun factor of just driving the car. This car makes you think you are on vacation every day!


Suggested Improvements

Slightly more headroom and increase in interior dimensions.


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Keeps getting better and better
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By ZoomZoom
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I drove an '09 on a whim, didn't think I'd buy as I loved my 07 Grand Touring PRHT. I was wrong. As soon as I took the test drive I could tell the seemingly minor changes had made a great car even, well, greater. Red line is up to 7200, so less hitting the rev limiter when winding it out. Engine and tranny just seem stronger and smoother, although the published numbers are basically unchanged. 6M shifts seem even tighter and shorter if that's possible. Must have been exhaust tweaks because it sounds even better. Interior also seems roomier, the door cup holder has been redesigned and no longer protrudes into your leg. Love that! Traded my 07 on the spot and drove the 09 home.


Favorite Features

Higher redline and overall drivetrain and interior tweaks. Super reliability based on my 99 and 07 Miatas, never a single problem. Got Homelink, Bluetooth phone, keyless, and TPM. Price undercuts base Z4/Boxster by $25K or the Z4 Turbo/Boxster S by 35K. Cash in my pocket. Low cost of ownership.


Suggested Improvements

Another 100 or so horsepower would be great, but what's under the hood certainly rocks. Another inch or two of leg and shoulder room would make it perfect.


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