Used 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Pros

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

Cons

  • Still snug for bigger folks, stability control is only available on the top trim level.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008 Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
69,986 miles
Used 2008
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Sport
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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***SPORT EDITION WITH LEATHER....................................2008 MAZDA MIATA ROADSTER, COPPER RED MICA WITH A BROWN LEATHER INTERIOR, BLACK TOP, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, MULTI FUNCTION AUDIO SYSTEM, AMFM CD PLAYER, ALL POWER, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, DUAL EXHAUST, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS WITH 2 NEW TIRES, ONLY 69K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 17 SERVICE RECORDS, ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008
91,594 miles
Used 2008
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Grand Touring
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008 Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
96,829 miles
Used 2008
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Touring
List$12,998
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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2008 Mazda Miata Gray 2D Convertible RWD 6-Speed Automatic Sport Clean CARFAX. Miata Touring, 2D Convertible, 2.0L I4 DOHC VVT 16V, RWD, Gray, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry. Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101th consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
37,212 miles
Used 2008
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Grand Touring
CarMax
95.7 mi away
List$14,599
Est.Loan: $298/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Although less dramatic and powerful than General Motors' roadster twins, the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata is still unequaled when it comes to overall driving enjoyment and refinement.

vehicle overview

In today's "let the gizmos handle it" world, where some cars offer not just cruise control so advanced that it can stop the car if need be, but also a warning system that alerts a driver who starts drifting out of his lane, it's easy to forget the simple joy of fully involved driving. Should you need to be reminded, we highly recommend the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Drawing inspiration from the light and nimble British roadsters of the '60s, the Mazda Miata offers a zippy engine, go-kart-like handling, a quick-dropping top and trim, classic proportions. Unlike those old Brits, however, the dependable Miata won't leave you stranded on the side of the road cursing your bloody head off as you stare, bewildered, under the hood.

Since its debut nearly two decades ago, the Miata has won over legions of driving enthusiasts and earned accolades from auto critics and consumers alike thanks to its entertaining drive and impressive reliability record. It was fully redesigned two years ago for more comfort and performance without losing any of its elemental appeal. Last year, Mazda introduced the power-retractable hardtop (PRHT) version. The Miata PRHT offers the comfort of a coupe when its top is up as well or the full roadster experience when down. It doesn't even exact the weight penalty one may envision, as Mazda says the PRHT weighs just 70 pounds more than the ragtop.

Regardless of which version you lean toward, the ultra-nimble 2008 Mazda Miata is a fantastic choice for an affordable roadster. It does have competition -- General Motors' twins, the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky, specifically. The Solstice and Sky possess sexier styling and more speed via available turbocharged engines, and combined, they outsell the Miata almost two to one. But in our opinion the Miata is still the superior car. Refined, balanced and eager, it's the ideal car to have when one needs to unplug from the plugged-in world.

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata configurations

The 2008 Mazda Miata lineup consists of four trims: SV, Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Aimed at racing enthusiasts, the lightly equipped SV (available in soft-top form only) comes with a black vinyl convertible top, 16-inch alloy wheels, a CD player, a driver seat height adjuster and power windows and mirrors. The Sport adds air-conditioning and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Step up to the Touring and you'll also get 17-inch alloy wheels, a strut tower brace, cruise control, keyless entry, six-speaker audio (versus four) with a CD changer and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The Grand Touring trim adds a cloth convertible top (in black or parchment), leather-upholstered and heated seats, a seven-speaker Bose audio system and silver interior accents. Retractable-hardtop (PRHT) models are offered in the top three trims and are identical in equipment except for the substitution of the power-retracting steel top for the soft top. The Special Edition is essentially an Icy Blue Grand Touring with the Premium package (described below).

Options are grouped in numerous packages. Available on the Sport, the Convenience Package provides keyless entry/power locks, cruise control, foglamps, a one-touch passenger window, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and covered storage cubbies behind the seats. Available on Touring and Grand Touring trims, the Suspension Package features a sport-tuned suspension (with Bilstein shocks) and a limited-slip differential.

The Grand Touring qualifies for a pair of premium packages. Premium Package #1 (not available with the automatic transmission) adds stability control, a limited-slip differential, advanced keyless entry and xenon HID headlights. Number 2 is the same, minus the limited-slip differential.

Most versions offer an interior trim package (which consists of brushed aluminum accents) as well as an appearance package (which adds a front airdam and lower-body skirting). Stand-alone options include run-flat tires, satellite radio and a rear spoiler.

2008 Highlights

For 2008, the Mazda MX-5 Miata sees only minor feature changes, a new Special Edition trim level and a 5-horsepower drop for automatic transmission-equipped Miatas.

Performance & mpg

All Miatas come with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 166 horsepower (158 with the automatic transmission) and 140 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission drives the rear wheels on SV and Sport trims, while a six-speed manual is fitted to the Touring and Grand Touring trims. A six-speed automatic with paddle shifters is optional on all but the SV and the Sport PRHT.

Acceleration isn't exactly the Miata's forte, but it's sufficiently quick for daily driving -- we've timed a six-speed manual Miata at 7.5 seconds for the 0-60-mph dash. Fuel economy for 2008 ranges from 20-22 mpg city and 27-28 mpg highway, depending on the transmission.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes and side airbags are standard. Stability control is available as an option on the Grand Touring model only.

Driving

The Miata's peppy four pulls willingly and revs freely. It's a delightful instrument to play, especially with a manual gearbox where snapping off rev-matching downshifts is a breeze. Although tuned for a smoother ride than before, the Miata still changes direction with the immediacy of a roller skate and speaks to you clearly through the steering wheel and driver seat. With a lowered top and a twisting, scenic road stretching out before it, the 2008 Mazda Miata has few equals when it comes to sheer entertainment.

Interior

Even though it's larger than previous generations, the current Miata's cockpit remains a snug fit. Still, it can be comfortable enough for two on a weekend getaway, and the well-shaped 5.3-cubic-foot trunk can hold a couple days worth of luggage, provided you pack light. The simple controls and no-frills design serve the Miata and its driver well. Fit and finish are very good throughout. Dropping the manual top can be done in seconds from the driver seat. Those who would use their Miata as a daily driver should strongly consider the PRHT, as it offers the quieter ride and greater security of a coupe.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Attention Enthusiastic Drivers!
conzoomer,01/12/2013
If you are a person whose passion is improving his driving skill set, this is a perfect tool. The MX5 will reward you with increasing satisfaction and fun as you learn to master driving skills. Routinely switch off traction control after engine start-up to obtain linear throttle response and to learn the car's traction characteristics. This car is quite capable even in stock form; resist the urge to modify its performance until you have fully utilized all it has to offer. When you are not in the mood for spirited driving, you can chill and enjoy the scenery and the MX5 will not annoy you with a bad temper. Some 2008s had a defect in the manual trans. Mazda fixed mine under warrantee. THX!
It is true what others are raving about this car...
mx5v,03/21/2012
Still kicking myself for not checking this car out earlier. This is not kind of Sport edition, SE of other pretend to be sport cars off the regular boring cars. It was built from ground up. I finally test drove a few and that was it - I had to have one. Manual is one of the best I ever drove, but for some reason, I just could not fully enjoy the car with manual. Fortunately, dealer had 2007 PRHT w/auto, besides the fact it had 60,000 miles on it, it drove same as brand new one. Both me and my wife were blown away with joy this car delivers. This car sent shock waves through my family. I never seen any other car to make such effect before. We own 2008 now and discovering even more joy.
Long Distance Driving in a Miata MX-5
spencer08,07/27/2009
Before buying my 2008 Sport Hardtop 5-speed, my main concerns were riding comfort and gas mileage. After experiencing my first long trip (5905 mi), both concerns are gone! Ride is firm, but comfortable, with exception of older concrete surfaces that can produce fairly harsh jitters. Driver seat is very supportive, especially the back. Overall ride is very good, not great, and very quiet for a convertible. If you're not a lead foot, you can get very good gas mileage. I've gotten 32.5 mpg in/around town, and 35.6 mpg total over the long trip above (as high as almost 42 mpg in slower mountain driving, and low of 33 mpg at sustained highway speeds of 70/75 mph. (All mileages calculated.)
Excellent
Hydro,04/13/2010
This car has great handling but there's room for improvement. What it lacks in power makes up for taking turns at 40 mph. For what it is, it's a great value for the amount of fun you will have. Yes, the interior is a little "cheap", but you get what you pay for. If that bothers you spend couple bucks and put some nice leather pieces in it. I've heard a million times that the car is girlie. To be honest, I've only gotten compliments ever since. I've had it for 3 months (an automatic), no problems and smiles everyday. As a daily driver back and forth to work the auto is great.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
Gas
166 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
158 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
Gas
166 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
166 hp @ 6700 rpm
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Used 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Overview

The Used 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible is offered in the following styles: Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Sport 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Touring 2dr Convertible w/Power Hard Top (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Special Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and Special Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A).

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Save up to $275 on one of 4 Used 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,500 as of11/13/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1.5 to 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring is priced between $8,500 and$14,599 with odometer readings between 37212 and91594 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Sport is priced between $9,995 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 69986 and69986 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Touring is priced between $12,998 and$12,998 with odometer readings between 96829 and96829 miles.

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