2005 MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5

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2005 Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5

$3,789 - $17,201  MSRP Range
2005 Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

8 Reviews
Score Breakdown
3.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.6 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.1 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.1 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.4 out of 5 stars Performance
4.6 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic Roadster

by Roadster nut from Columbus, OH on Sun Feb 08 2009

I have a 2005 MX-5 Mazdaspeed GT in Mica Lava Orange. One of only 1423 made in 2005. This car has amazing handling, torque sensing limited slip dif, double-wishbones, double overhead cam, and is really the perfect roadster. I have driven many roadsters and (except for the Ferrari) this is the best handling roadster I have ever experience...even compared to the Lotus - but much more comfortable as a daily driver. You feel like you are part of the road. it is plenty quick - but for another 1 to 3K you can increase the Horsepower significantly - fast or faster than a Porsche Cayman S or Boxter S. This car just looks different than any other Miata with sleek aggressive styling and a powerful Bose Stereo System. More than 1000 modifications were made by the racing division at Mazda and it shows. Great...no frills roadster - the way they were meant to be.

5 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

Most fun you can have...with the top down

by SUVH8R from CA on Thu May 10 2007

Simply one insanely fun car. In stock form its a blast to drive, start modding this thing and its true potential becomes unlocked. By far the most fun of the 13 cars (so far) I have ever owned, she's a keeper!

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
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

best drifting vehicle ive driven

by carolina from Inman SC on Sun Jan 11 2009

great handling, great torque and speed. only dislike is lack of space in cockpit and trunk. this is a must drive vehicle. if your any kind of car lover you will love this car.

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
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Zoom, Zoom!

by JayB from Jacksonville, FL on Thu May 18 2017

Beauty, fun, sporty, and the turbo kicks butt. The added features of the Mazdaspeed trim makes this car stand out among the crowd.

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

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Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Love my Mazda Miata

by StuC from Boston on Thu Sep 28 2017

Great car. Love its performance and pep. Love the size - fits me well. Mazda Miatas are such great performance and handling cars.

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

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4 out of 5 stars

Zoom, Zoom!

by JayB from Jacksonville, FL on Tue Mar 28 2017

I don't know why Mazdaspeed only modified the Mazda MX-5 Miata for two years, but I think they should reconsider and modify the newer models as well. This little bugger is a blast to drive, and the Mazdaspeed styling and performance sets it apart from the standard MX-5's. Grab one if you can find one, especially one in stock condition. You'll love it!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 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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5 out of 5 stars

Great weekend warrior

by Joe from MD on Sun Apr 09 2017

After more than 4 years of ownership, this is by far the best looking MX-5 as well as the best performing. Minor upgrades make this car a blast to drive and get some good power out of the factory turbo with great reliability to boot. Handles like its on rails but that performance comes at the cost of comfort, not that you'll be thinking about it very much. Great car!

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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5 out of 5 stars

Perfectly quick

by MiataZoomZoom from Virginia Beach on Wed May 10 2017

The car is just the right amount of speed and fun with the turbocharged engine. Gearing is slightly low, so first gear passes quick. Handling is precise and on point.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 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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