Used 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata


  • Huge fun factor, precise steering and handling, low base price, economical to operate.


  • Small trunk, drones on the freeway, tight cabin.
Mazda MX-5 Miata years

Used 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible for Sale

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2005 LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
126,722 miles
Used 2005
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Fitzgeralds Gaithersburg Hyundai
16.8 mi away
Est.Loan: $129/mo
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Dealer Notes
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2005 Cloth 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
135,892 miles
Used 2005
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Thornton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
76.5 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

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

2005 Highlights

New exterior colors -- Nordic Green and Razor Blue -- are the only changes on the Miata for 2005.

Consumer reviews

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Only disappointment is price of replacement key
All things about this car are super, except the coded flip-key. Just make sure you never lose even one of the two flip keys supplied when the car was purchased new. All coded Miata replacement keys are expensive, but for some reason replacement keys for 2003-2005 Miatas are especially so. Dealers get as much as $600-$700 for a replacement key; even more if all keys are lost. One would think that antitrust/monopoly rules would come into play here. Best advice: Have a non-accessory spare key made while both factory keys are still available. Put that key and/or the second factory flip-key in a very safe place for emergencies (loss of, or damage to factory key). A list of locksmiths and various places that tried to make electronic keys that I have tried would fill a couple of pages. Finally had to bite the bullet and go to dealer to have key cut and programed for my Miata. Key was $350 at dealer (had to order), programming was $135. Dealer said that an identical key I purchased on-line ($120) was not formatted, could not be recognized by my car's computer, and thus dealer said they could not program it (already cut by one of the many locksmiths i tried, so could not be returned). Total invested, at least $605. Cost of a year's worth of headaches looking for a key and a locksmith who could program it, inestimable. Warning: Include the price of a second key in any negotiations for any used Miata that only comes with one key. Don't lose that spare key. Driving around with only one key (knowing that no locksmith seems able to replace it, if damaged or lost) can be unnerving. If the key is lost or damaged (by say, rain, dropped in water, driven over), you would have to have the car towed to the nearest Mazda dealer. And remember, key replacement and programming cost when you don't have any key is even higher. Technology and reliability markdowns are for this reason.
MX5 - there's no substitute
For the money this sports car is a 10. But if you want the top of the line best it cost over 50k easily. It is so fun to drive you look forward to doing it. When I bought it I was not fully aware of it's past but I am happy I am in it's present and future. It is a sports car so it is not the most comfortable ride but again complete fun. With the top down "forget about it"
Fun, Freakin' Awesome Sports Car!
3rd Wright Brother,08/13/2008
When I searched for a new car I wanted a convertible. I researched all the different models and within a week I ordered a Mazda Miata. It was the best convertible available and exactly what I was looking for. It had power, great handling, style, and I loved how easy it was to put the top down. It takes me less than three seconds to put the top down or put it back up. A lot of other convertibles on the market required two people to lower or raise the top. I have driven my Miata to so many places, but driving through the Rockies was my favorite. The small back road to Aspen was the most breathtaking journey ever and the Miata was a joy to drive.
A joy to drive!
Now two years old, this is the most fun car I've had in my life (I'm 65)! I can't take the smile off my face each time I'm in it. Plenty of power, terrific handling, and great, great after-market products. Miata clubs all over the country and the world which make it a joy everywhere you go. I don't know anyone whose had one and regretted it I know at least five people who have 2 or more of these cars. It's like a small vacation each time you get in it. It appeals to ALL ages and gathers a crowd everywhere you go--even more when you travel with a club.
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Features & Specs

20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
142 hp @ 7000 rpm
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
142 hp @ 7000 rpm
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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 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Overview

The Used 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible is offered in the following styles: Cloth 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M), and LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M).

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  • The Used 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible LS is priced between $6,283 and$6,283 with odometer readings between 126722 and126722 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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