2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: Beauty and the beast

2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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Beauty and the beast
By slaker on


2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata 2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)


The MS miata is a real work of art.The
style can't be beat at any price. This
car has the ability to put a smile on
your face moving or standing still. The
transmission needed to be broken in, for
the first 1000 miles I was wondering if
this new beefed up trany was ever going
to shift smoothly like my loved
1990,then like magic, the trany went
from stiff and bulky,(actually missing
gears or refusing to go in altogether,
Revlimiter was used many times because
the shift was too slow in engaging.) to
smooth and precise the way miata's have
always been.The handling is razor sharp
this little car hauls a$$. The cockpit
fits like a glove(it's great to be
average). Finally I can get over my 1990.

Best Features

Looks, the Red may be better looking but the gray is more masculine. Handling, shifting,over all "oneness" defines this car. Value, I paid under 24 with the leather and fabric top. Speaking of the top, excellent design. ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM.

Worst Features

Hey mazda give us more rev. 6500rpm is just getting into the beef, another grand would do, you know the engine can handle it. Cup holders are useless when trying to shift. The dead pedal is made for a size 6.The gas mileage is only fair, around 20 mpg. but over all a well thought out SPORTS CAR
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