2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: 2013 MX-5 Club Review

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2013 MX-5 Club Review
By djflank on


2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


So today was probably the perfect scenario for driving the new 2013 Club spec Miata.
Sun was shining, not a single cloud in the sky, and traffic was minimul.
It took some getting used to with the short throw 6 speed amnual and the quick to react ABS.
The 2.0 DOHC puts all 167 horses on the ground thanks to the 4.10 rear end.
I am very particualr when it comes to sports cars, but this one kept me smiling.
You already expect these sporty special editions to have a horrid ride quality, however mazda found a nice medium between comfort and harshness.
I would Highly recomend this car to drivers who want to race the tracks on saturday, and enjoy small trips to the store on monday.

Best Features

4.10 gear ratio, Handling, Grip, steering response, chassis.

Worst Features

Interior, price, plastics
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By snowallergy
on 04/22/15 18:31 PM (PDT)

So why only 3 stars? I have an 03. Thinking of getting a 2013.

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By mx5_mke
on 04/29/14 17:53 PM (PDT)

P.S. Work the inflation numbers yourself at http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ -- The 1990 model year pricing is available on Miata.net in the last "Table" displayed on the "Production Information" page at http://www.miata.net/faq/production.html

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By mx5_mke
on 04/29/14 17:51 PM (PDT)

RE: "Suggested Improvements: PRICE" ===> Allowing for inflation, THE MIATA PRICE HASN'T RISEN SINCE 1990. Your "Club Spec" with "Convenience Package" is better equipped than the 1990 edition's "Base" trim level with "A" package and A/C. That car cost about $25,000 in 2014 dollars, compared to about $23,000 the comparably equippped Club Spec. The 3rd gen is a vastly improved car, with far better safety features and improved ergonomics, too! Maintaining a stable price for TWENTY-FIVE years is remarkable enough. If the MX-5 were a consumer electronics products, "cheaper" might be reasonable, but for an automobile, your expectation defies logic.

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By 330zhp
on 09/23/13 18:57 PM (PDT)

I own the same car. No need to write a review, I feel the exact same way

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