2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Big fun in a small package, quick steering and precise handling, thrilling acceleration.
  • Peaky engine, small trunk, drones on the freeway, tight cabin.

Still the standard when it comes to delivering top-down thrills without breaking the bank.

2004 Highlights

The Miata gets the Mazdaspeed makeover, with a 178-horsepower turbocharged engine, high-performance suspension and distinctive styling enhancements.

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4.88 out of 5 stars
Great Car!!
Eric,04/07/2008
2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I just picked up my MazdaSpeed. Wow I love it, I had a GTI 1.8t before this car. I would not even think about trading back unless I wanted the space but I own another that seats more. I love this car my friends say it's a girl car then I shut them up on the back roads. Mazda you get an A+ from me. For a stock car this thing kicks.
4.13 out of 5 stars
The Little Roadster Who Could
toydriver,05/31/2008
2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I was looking for a fun to drive, small, 2 seat convertible that would fit in my small 2 car garage and tote my golf bag in the trunk. I have been pleasantly surprised. The turbo-charged Miata has adequate torque and horsepower. Having owned Honda S2000 and Corvettes I just wasn't all that impressed with the power in the 2nd gen. base model Miata. The MazdaSpeed is much better in that regard. I'm not impressed with the stability of the tires and 17in wheels over unlevel pavement. It's not as stable over 85mph as I had expected. However, I love the short throw shifter and clutch response. It looks great. The manual drop top is easy to use from the driver seat.
5 out of 5 stars
ZOOM ZOOM AND ZOOM
Larry,10/15/2015
2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)
What a shock. 2nd owner of this amazing piece of engineering # 327 of 4000 Mazdaspeed Miata MX-5 with 60 thousad plus miles on the odometer and this car responds as if it was new. I have owned quite a few roadsters in my life from MG ( MGA ) Triumph Spifire, Austin Healey 3000 to name a few but this MX-5 outperforms them all hands down when it comes to bang for the buck. It does everything and more than you would expect a roadster to do and is easy to do it yourself maintenance is an extra plus. If Mazda ever decided to re-introduce this modle I would camp out at the dealership to assure I would be one of the lucky ones. Great mixture of engine, transmission and suspension to give you the sensation of a car that costs much more with similar results. I bought mine sight unseen knowing how rare they are. No regrets!
4.75 out of 5 stars
Still the best Roadster around!
mazdaspeed504,06/14/2008
2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M)
This car is absolutely the most fun I've had in a car in my life. The car is fun as is but when you take the top down there is no other car i'd rather have. Handling, performance, reliability are all first rate. The MSM feels faster than S2000s.

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Used 2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata Overview

The Used 2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata is offered in the following submodels: Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Roadster (1.8 4cyl Turbo 6M). The Used 2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The Used 2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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