2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: Great fun

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Consumer Review

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Grand Touring Convertible (2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic w/Power Hard Top)

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Great fun
By mikeandjudy on


2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


My wife wanted this car and I did not. I went to the dealership and tried it out. It is hard to get into if you are used to driving a truck but once you get over that, the car is such a blast to drive. It is not oozing performance but the handling and responsiveness is better than many of the more expensive roadsters. The wind noise is not bad at all. I always saw this as a "girls car" but now I drive it more than she does. Will probably get my own one day. If you try it out with an open mind you will be pleasantly surprised and may even have some fun driving it.

Best Features

I like the power retractable top. The auto-dimming rear view mirror is a must. Bose Stereo is wonderful. Key proximity activation is more helpful than I first thought it would be. Seats are comfortable for people of all sizes within reason. I weigh 250 at 6 feet tall. If I were much bigger it may not fit me well. It is a lot easier to get into with the roof down.

Worst Features

taller clear windbreak between seats. Higher torque for low end acceleration would make this car absolutely wonderful. This is a cruising car but sometimes you just want to feel some acceleration. A keyfob roof up/down option would be great. It should be stretched 3-5 inches to allow for more leg room on the passenger side.
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