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1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Rear-wheel drive



2 trims

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  • M Edition

  • Base


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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9
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Most recent consumer reviews


Only has 32,000 miles Runs like New !!!

If you are looking for a cheep Fun car , than look no further. This car is Great !! It Runs and Drives Great !!! For a 4 cylinder this car moves , and it is Great on gas ! Top folds down with two clips in two min . And back up in three. What a Great car !!


Simply one of the best cars a car guy could own.

This is the first car I ever bought with my own money. I was 18 and paid $1,300 for a rough and clearly abused M Edition with 170,700 miles on it. I've had to put some work into it, getting the air conditioning to work, getting a new radio, fixing the cruise control, etc., but mechanically this car has never let me down. It is always a joy to drive, great on gas, sounds good, aftermarket parts are abundant and cheap, it's easy to work on. If you are into cars, then this is one you have to own. It can be whatever you want it to be, aside from a people or cargo carrier, although it does fit a surprisingly large amount of stuff in the trunk and interior if packed correctly. I would not hesitate to buy one of these cars again and have even tempted two of my friends into buying their own, both of which have been nothing but pleased with them. It could use a little more power, but the car can still keep up with traffic and the raw driving experience you get from this car is unmatched by most.


Tons of Fun

Our 1996 Miata is in like new condition. The previous owner made it very easy to WANT this vehicle. It might be a little short on leg room for someone 6'2" but the ride is worth it.

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