2004 MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5

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2004 Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5

$6,588 - $15,464  MSRP Range
2004 Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

15 Reviews
Score Breakdown
3.9 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.9 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.9 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Blast

by daddyo from Waco, TX on Wed Aug 24 2011

Purchased the car new in spring of 2005. 78,000 miles to date. No problems! a real blast to drive. Handles like a dream. Quick with the accelerator. A little brutal on the highway. I wish it had cruise. Can't think of anything else I'd rather drive. Daily driver.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Fun for the Money

by Gigity7 from Chicago, IL on Sun Sep 16 2012

This car is a blast to drive! Miatas already handle very well but the Mazdaspeed version ups the ante BIG TIME! The turbo kicks in around 3500 RPM and gives a nice pull to redline. Short throw 6-speed trans is fun but just a little tricky grabbing 5th or 6th in a hurry. The best part is how amazingly quick & predictable the steering is! This car a twisty road carver with few rivals. We've gotten 30 MPG on the highway to boot. Also a very comfortable interior for the small size. If you're patient & can travel to buy one deals DO occasionally come up on these cars. Act quick when they do--you won't regret it!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Miata

by Zoom zoom from Schaumburg IL on Mon May 22 2017

After owning 3 Miata's I had the opportunity to test drive and buy a 2004 MSM Mazdaspeed Miata ...IMO this is the "perfect" Miata , the power to weight ratio is just right. Thank you Mazda ....zoom zoom for live ..

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

How Miatas Should Be From Factory

by charleskakareka from Harleysville, Pennsylvania on Wed Jun 27 2018

I like the added power that the turbo gives. Being that it's factory tuned, it is very reliable. Although the car is light and agile, the fuel economy isn't as good as naturally-aspirated Miatas.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Too much fun for mere mortals

by revvv from North Carolina on Fri May 01 2009

The regular Miata is a wonderful car, but if you really want to have fun, get the Mazdaspeed. It handles like few others, gets pretty good gas mileage, and has been absolutely bullet-proof on reliability. I've done a few simple modifications (changed exhaust and intake system) and I get 200hp at the rear wheels. You do the math- the car's only 2500 lbs. The best part is the "stealth" factor- everyone says "oh, the cute little Miata" until they are looking at its taillights!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Great handling

by Edmeston81 from Winston Salem on Mon Oct 10 2011

The car handles like a dream. You can go around most corners as fast as you dare. It is geared low. Using high octane gasoline and getting only 27 to 29 miles to the gallon. But it is quick from the start. Bumpy roads make a rough ride. Cruise control is an option not included on most models. Between the last two, this is not a long trip car. I have only had the car for a few months, I have had no problems with the car. I had a 1992 which is still running. Miatas are very reliable.

2 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Zippy fun

by Kitster from Richmond, VA on Mon Oct 25 2010

It's not the fastest car on the road, but it handles like it's on rails and it's got plenty of zip to merge onto the interstate or pass on a 2-lane, and I get lots of compliments from middle-aged ladies. Upsides: Handling, looks, turbo, 6-speed. Downsides: Mysterious check-engine light, wish it revved a little higher, Bose stereo is resistant to all upgrades, uses more gas (premium!) than a car this small should.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

must practical impractical car to own!

by zoom zoom from rochester ny on Mon Apr 17 2017

I have 2003 and have had nothing but oil changes and tire rotations in seven years ! Its lots of fun more comfortable than you think!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

MazdaSpeed MX5 Miata, WOW Fun to Drive

by wad442 on Mon May 14 2018

This is a great little sport convertible that is a blast to drive. And a very reliable car with no problems. IF your looking for the little RED sports car this is the one. However you will need to learn to how to drive a manual, which is easy in this car. But once you learned you will have more fun shifting through the gears. Don't worry, it's not that hard to learn a manual.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

About what you would expect from a miata

by AmoraPiccolo from San Diego, California on Fri Jul 07 2017

I think this is a great track and fun car. As for daily driving in a city I would rather have a simple cheap automatic car and not worry about anything.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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