1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Available in 2 styles:  MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible shown
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Asking Price Range
$883–$11,127

Estimated MPG

22 city / 27 hwy


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4.8 out of 5

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6 out of 6 people recommended this car.


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A True Driver's Car

by nashVegas from Cookeville, TN | June 21, 2014

I had owned a '91 Miata in the mid '90s and while it's handling made it a blast to drive, it was a bit underpowered. In '94, they solved this problem with the 1.8 liter engine. I think this is the sweet spot of the Miata experience because shortly thereafter, they replaced the true sport car rack and pinion steering with power steering, began sizing up the outside and oddly, sizing down the inside. I have owned a '66 Triumph TR4 and last model of the MGB and these cars were a blast to drive but stunningly unreliable. The Miata is just like an MGB except it works. The top is the easiest to put up and take down of any ragtop I've owned, including the power top on my BMW 325i. Just driving it to the corner market will put a grin on your face. I've owned 45 cars, including a number of high end imports, many sporty, some pure muscle and this little, unassuming car is hands down the most fun to drive. I lucked into a '94, garage kept, literally by a little old lady, with 50k miles. I hope to continue to enjoy it as long as she did, until they took her kicking and screaming to the nursing home.

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Great Car

by Baby Boomer from New York | September 7, 2013

I owned a Miata for nearly 10 years and absolutely loved it. Aging joints (on ME!) caused us to part ways, but if I could have been agile enough to keep it, I would own it until the end. A bit noisy, but that was easily remedied with some strategically place sound proofing materials. A great memory of a Fiat Spider I owned way back when, only far more dependable and water tight!

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performance and value

by robindoe from South Eastern South Dakota | October 10, 2011

The MX-5 is a thrill a minute to drive. Handeling is top notch, the Miata makes it's power at the 4000 rpm range and above. Could use a 6th gear as your running 3700 rpm at 75 mph. Smooth shifting easy throws. Top is simple to raise and lower, some wind noise as you would expect. Driving this you are looking up at everybody including Harleys as you pass by. Car is very dependable, fun inexpensive to own and operate. This is our 2nd Miata, enjoy.

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Sold MGTD to buy Miata

by Whit from Quincy (Boston area) MA | March 11, 2011

I heard Miatas were called MGA's with reliability. It's true. They're fun to drive, with quick response, good acceleration, and good looks. They're enjoyable for a trip of moderate length (Mine even has speakers in the headrests to overcome wind noise. I would certainly buy another.

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A sportscar to LOVE!

by Elaine from Mesa, AZ | April 9, 2010

I moved to AZ a year before my husband for a job that required relocation and I brought our black '94 Miata to drive during that period and what a WONDERFUL TIME I had driving Arizona's highways and byways. Corners beautifully, 32 miles to the gallon, and with the hardtop is very elegant looking and with the fabric top down is perfect for our sunny AZ weather.

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In the family

by happy owner from San Jose, CA | July 23, 2009

Leased 1994 "R version" Miata for son at college graduation. He put 35K miles on it in 3 years. Bought it from dealer off lease for $10K in 1997. It has 96K miles on it today. Still gets over 30 MPG on the road and peppey as ever. Stock except Jackson Racing cold air induction, header and exhaust system. No engine repairs yet. Origional red paint and top. Still fun to enjoy the California sun at age 66!

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