In short: A cute,
road-hugging little sports car.
you are in the market for a comfortable, spacey cruise,
skip this review. If you are looking for a fun, sporty
open-top zippy car, please continue. Mazdas always seem to deliver value, and the restyled MX-5
Miata is no exception. Why? First of all, the car looks
great. Our galaxy grey one with the orange saddle tan
leather was totally cool. The design overall is impeccable,
and the car is much better looking than previous editions.
Interior space had been rethought and everything is
well placed and spaced unless you belong to a basketball
club. Trunk space is okay at best, and there is no space
behind the seats; no large golf bags in this ride unless
you are teeing off solo.
want this car on a winding road and not in your driveway.
Road travel will be discouraged on long highway jaunts
but city driving is effortless and the MPG is right.
Once you get used to wrestling with the extremely tight
6-speed manual transmission, this grown-up go-kart will
become the ultimate tool for your sport driving moments.
Accelerations are brisk and quickly become noisy, but
power is transmitted with good dosage to the rear wheels.
cruise and audio controls are repeated on the steering
wheel. An aluminum hood and trunk have been mounted
to lessen the weight, and there are seat back bars for
added safety. From the back the MX-5 looks much pricier
than it is, due to the roadster-type design and dual
exhaust outlets. Best enjoyed with the (manual) top
down, but where is the seat heat?
a review of the 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring
and the 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata
4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty with
24-hour roadside assistance and loaner car program.