2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata consumer reviews

$20,545 starting MSRP
side view of 2000 MX-5 Miata Mazda
95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.5
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
Explore the 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata
4.6

fun, reliable, drives like a go-cart!

If you are looking for great fun, economical maintenance costs and outstanding reliability this is the car for you. I had mine for ten years with only normal maintenance. Winding back roads in a Miata are where you will want to be.

4.7

Hard to find a more reliable and fun car.

Like taking the roller coaster to work!...but with enough comfort, storage, safety, etc. to be quite practical. I can feel like I'm going really fast but actually be obeying the traffic laws.

4.1

People's sportscar

Budget Fr and all the pros and less the cons Handling Balance tire balance weight 50/50 Easy convertible for all Heavy hardtop need 2 people for ease Great top off Immeasureable parts and upgrades

4.6

A much better car than I expected

At 66 years of age, I had been involved with performance/special interest cars for 50+ years. Finding my commute of 90 miles needed some enjoyment added, I bought the Miata used thinking of the earlier days of English and Italian sports cars and I learned how a modern sports car can be reliable and have creature comforts. A much better car than I expected-I can see why these cars have such a loyal following and stay up in value.

4.9

Most beautiful and fun car I have ever owned.

It is still amazing how meticulous every owner has kept this car. The original paint just dazzles and is near perfect. Tires and brakes at 32,000 miles. Solid feel, tight as new, and no strange noises.

3.0

My First sportscar

I got hooked to this car because of Gran Turismo 4 game Miata means "Reward" in old German language For 1 year it was an excellent car no major issues after I put that Car Alarm from Best Buy! Viper it kinda screwed up my electrical it shuts off itself after a stop light (it is said some this is common) So finally some research "99-00" models are prone in 3 major problems EGR! Coil Pack ($400) recently then second catalytic converter! but other than that the car works. So I taken the Viper alarm cause one time keeps alarming without stopping! drives me insane. These cars are meant to be garaged if you want it safe. The car rejects the alarm same with the Honda Del Sol, plus NON FACTORY alarm is a waste of money! spend something else It's a $600 worth w/c is a waste. bottom part it is hard to enjoy the car when it is not performing normally cause it drives but depending on the traffic from 15-45 mins if you're lucky! I recommend get a 5/6sp on these cause the Auto suck out the life of the experience!

4.7

Most fun car to drive

This is definitely the most fun car I have ever driven. I have driven a BMW convertible and while it has more power, it is just not as responsive and fun to drive. The Miata is also very low maintenance. I bought my Miata used with 117K miles on it. It now has over 210K miles and other than needing a new top, it is still going strong. I've had to replace the oxygen sensor, computer, EGR valve and fix a leak in the radiator. It's not the quietest or most comfortable car, but it makes driving fun.

4.7

Reliable, FUN, amazing design

My Miata has been the most reliable and fun car I have ever owned. I have had the car for many years, and have literally never had to spend money on repairs other than basic maintenance (brakes, tires, tune up, etc). The car gives you a feeling of being connected to the road. The steering is nimble, the ride is smooth, but you feel everything (odd combo). In true roadster fashion it turns heads and is a blast to drive and ride in. The gas mileage is not amazing considering, but not bad either. I probably average about 25MPG. Mine is a manual tranny, and shifting is a joy. I will probably always own a Miata. Once you own one, you become attached to it, and get used to the performance and reliability. Everyone should own one of these. Mazda has not radically changed the Miata over the decades, and there is good reason for that. They simply got it right. So why make drastic changes. A new Miata, although a bit sleeker, sexier, and more modern, is not all that different from one made in the 90s. And look around. You will still see tons of the 90s Miata models proudly being driven everyday. There is also a very loyal Miata following online, making it easy to find parts, accessories, tutorials, etc if you ever need it.

4.7

Fun in the sun, reliable with many smiles left.

Many fun road trips in this one. Always ready to go. Compact two person vehicle with rare tan top and interior. Well cared for four cylinda five speed manual rear wheel drive.

4.6

This bullet proof machine is a dream to drive

A car that you look forward to driving because it puts a smile on your face each time you buckle up and go ... rain or shine.