Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,111 - $6,682
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
140
Seats
2
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,111 - $6,682
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
140
Seats
2

Mazda MX-5 Miata Models & Trims

2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata Owner Reviews

4.5

8 Reviews

63% 25% 13% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Two-years of ownership review.

My vehicle (Mazda Miata) has been overall a good car to me in my 2 years of ownership. The only major expenses I put into the cars are water pump, radiator, and coolant. Other than that, it has been a solid car for me. Some things I love about it is that it has great handling, you can take turns at high speed rates, and Dodge put holes, all thanks to the great handling. Another great aspect of the car is it is smooth clutch pedal and gear shifting. It is seamless and easy to change gears as you go. One con I can think of is the horsepower, with approximately 100 horsepower the car is not too powerful and would lose on a head to head competition against another sporty car in its criteria. however, it is so lightweight, parts are cheap, great tracking, smooth transition, and I can go on forever. So, clearly the pros outweigh the cons at least in my perspective. Another con, that came to my mind but not a total deal breaker is the fact that the car is a rear wheel drive meaning it sucks in the winter. Although, I can argue that last winter with regular all-season tires on my Miata it did not leave me stuck on the side of the road. Surprisingly, it did well in the snow, maybe because it is so lightweight and a stick shift, so you have more control of the car’s power. Also, maybe because the town does so good on removing snow the day after a snowstorm. In closing, the car is great I would recommend someone to buy it if they are somewhat into car’s and want something fun to drive. I rate this car 8 out of 10!

- Marco C

The Miata is a lot of fun to drive.

My Miata is a 6-speed manual transmission and has been reliable for the 3 years I have had it. The suspension was lowered by a prior owner and as I have arthritis in my knees, it is getting more difficult to enter and exit the car with any grace. It is a well made car and holds up over time.

- Fran F

Fun to drive this tiny sports car.

I love my Miata. I live in San Francisco where parking is difficult so having a tiny car makes parking easier. The only negative is the car is low to the ground and I am sixty-five with multiple areas of arthritis which makes exiting the car very ungraceful.

- Fran F

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,111 - $5,334
$5,003 - $6,556

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
140 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC MFI 16
1.8L DOHC MFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 in.
42.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5.1 cu. ft.
5.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
2
2
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
89.2 in.
89.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
30.2 ft.
30.2 ft.

Length

Length
155.3 in.
155.3 in.

Width

Width
66 in.
66 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2332 - 2381 .lbs
2332 - 2381 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 - 140 hp
138 - 140 hp

Torque

Torque
117 - 119 ft. lbs.
117 - 119 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.7 gal.
12.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 - 29 mpg
24 - 29 mpg

City

City
23 - 25 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
28 - 29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety