Used 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Pros

  • Tremendous fun to drive, excellent steering and handling, glass rear window with defogger.

Cons

  • Small trunk, drones during freeway trips, tight cabin.
Mazda MX-5 Miata years

Used 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata for Sale

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2003 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
82,551 miles
Used 2003
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Base
South Street Autos
27.6 mi away
List$6,793
Est.Loan: $139/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2003
35,846 miles
Used 2003
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Buchanan Cadillac
49.4 mi away
List$6,588
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2003
44,575 miles
Used 2003
Mazda MX-5 Miata
E Trade Auto Sales
8.8 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. The Miata defines the spirit of the modern roadster.

2003 Highlights

Only minor changes are in store for the Miata this year. Base models receive standard 16-inch alloy wheels, a strut-tower brace, larger brakes and a child seat anchoring system. Cloth replaces vinyl on the top of the LS model, and tan leather gives way to a lighter parchment-colored hide. Also, the LS receives aluminum-colored interior trim and, for the first time, black leather is available as an option. New options include a cargo net, an auto-dimming mirror with an integrated compass and outside temperature display and special bezels for the headlights and taillights.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Only possible car for short people
Kara,01/11/2010
I'm five foot and have the greatest visibility I've ever had with any car in the Miata. Has strong headlights, amazing steering, quick and easy to put the top down (at a traffic light. The Miata is small, elegant and always smiling. Greatest car ever and would recommend it to anyone who is under 6'2".
The biggest go-kart in the world
DDR2,04/24/2009
The title sums it up. Extremely agile car and light on its feet, like a go- cart. It's about as roomy as one too. But those who appreciate this car for what it can do won't be concerned about that. Acceleration isn't very strong either but again, if you want straightline acceleration, go buy a musclecar. This car belongs on roads with tight curves. It's easy to drive and own so far. The only improvements would be bigger trunk and more grunt. Otherwise, this is a fine piece of machinery.
Saved my life... best little car
Sherylm,09/24/2007
I have driven this sweet little car for the last few summers, and enjoyed every minute. Today, I got t-boned on the driver's side by someone running a stop sign, and I'm alive. Really sore, but alive. The outside of the car was really damaged, but the frame protected me well enough, that I can write this review. Not only was she beautiful and fun, but she turned out to be the best car in the most important sense. Thank you.
Zoom Zoom
celica_122,03/19/2007
Cup holders are a hassle. Small interior. But I wanted a roadster and got one. The most fun to drive of any car I have driven. Someone traded a BMW Z3 for a Miata the day I was at the dealership, so what does that tell you? This is (in my opinion) the best roadster you can buy. If I get depressed I just go for a ride in my Shinsen!
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
Gas
142 hp @ 7000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
Gas
142 hp @ 7000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
142 hp @ 7000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
Gas
142 hp @ 7000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

The Used 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata is offered in the following submodels: MX-5 Miata Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M), SE 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 6M), and Shinsen 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base is priced between $6,793 and$6,793 with odometer readings between 82551 and82551 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS is priced between $6,495 and$6,495 with odometer readings between 74613 and74613 miles.

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