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Mazda MX-5 Review - Everyday Driver

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Published on Jan 22, 2011

The guys take out the latest hard top version of Mazda's iconic roadster. How does it compare to past generations and the Honda S2000.

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Simon Zhao
The 7 second 0-60 is quick for the road, most cars on the road are 5-10 years old 4 bangers that does 0-60 in the 10 second range, and its faster than most civics. I think its the eagerness of the engagement makes you drive quicker than other cars, not because car is terribly fast
Cetifiably Snuggly
":D" -Mazda Miata
Man_In_A_Pram
3:40 Well that's what a fun car is all about. It's not how fast you're actually going that matters, it's how fast it FEELS like you're going. It amazes me how few people realise this. They all seem to think ultimate speed is what equates to fun but it isn't. You'll have buckets more fun in an original Mini Cooper S at 50mph than you will in a a modern supercar at 100mph.
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Maximus Minimus
while vtecs are amazing- the Miata is way more reliable and cheaper to maintain- S2000s are obviously no longer produced and you're lucky if you can find one under 150000 used and most of those have been molested and altered chopped and are often stolen- I got my mint 2006 sport mx 5 with all service records and top of the line upgrades for 10,000 and couldn't be happier- took it to a mazda mechanic who told me hell see me in a few years when I might need some service besides the usual oil change and tire rotation-he said mx 5 's make him no money because they are so reliable- 3rd generations have the 200000 mile timing chain upgrade so that's good for another 100000 miles- that used to be the biggest expense - changing the timing chain every 70000 miles which is a bitch on the older models- one thing to think of if you plan to buy a 1st or 2nd generation miata
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David Mack
Let's be honest...where would you need (or probably even want) an NC with 100 more HP? Sure, on track days and autocross, more horsepower is always a good thing. But in the ten years I've owned my NC Miata, with significant suspension and chassis-stiffness upgrades, the car drives like it's on rails. And that is something I can use on the twisty rural roads around where I live. The nimbleness and ability to toss it around with confidence is the point of this car and I absolutely love driving it. Having 100 more HP would basically be a waste.
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Erik Andersson
im going to look and maybe by a dark grean blouish mx5 1997 tomorow
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schmoab
I have no complaints about the power of my 2007. The suspension could be much better, but that's easy to fix. Every "car guy" should own at least one Miata. 
Filipe Guariente
Install a little turbo in it and you're going to have lots of fun
bumble144
I had test drives this car, I'm telling you guy, if you go from a high powered car even in a V6 sedan. When you get in this car you get frustrated getting it up to speed. Even in the hardtop it is very noisy. while it may not need 100 more hp, it need at least 30-50 more hp if you plan to do Highway driving. The car look and sound like it is fast but its not
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xTheNameisEthan
Honestly this gen is no slouch in the speed department, like pure power to weight ratio it rivals 90 percent of what you'll find on the road
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