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
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My Miata SE is now almost 12 years old with 170000 miles on it. 6 speed manual. Mahogany in color. And I still drive it everyday. Fun car to drive. Handles great. Put a set of Bridgestone RE11's on it.. OMG !! Handles like its on rails..lol..The balance is darn near 50/50.. Great Bose sound system. Here is the only issue I have..It does run very hot with A/C on. My last 1990 miata did the same thing. Ran hot..I dont care for that at all. But that is the only thing I dont like about the two miatas I have owned. Bottom line, drive the car first with A/C on to see if it runs hot. If it does'nt, buy it ! You'll love it..


Great Car!

I've owned a miata special edition for almost two years and its been a great car. I would recomend the manual trans.


Fun car coil problem

Third Miata I have owned. Good overall car. It appears the 2000 had some ignition coil problems. Mine went out around 60,000, quoted by dealer to replace for $500. Burned out cat. Picked up 2 used coils at junk yard for $50. Runs OK now but I need to replace the Cat before next inspection. Terrible cut holders unless you are double jointed.


My 2000 SE

My 2000 Miata SE is now 6 years old and I love it as much as the first day I got it. It has only had maintenance and never had a repair. It is quick nimble and drives like the day I bought it. The Mica color and Nardi wood interior still gets looks. Like most Miata owners, you are a loyal owner and love your car. I only marked the car down for comfort, but that is a given before you buy it. You are getting a roadster in the old Brisitsh style and not a sedan so expect a stiff, loud roadster with you only about 6 inches off the ground. Hey! In an accident you only have to duck to go under the big rig! Actually I have avoided many an accident because of the quick on a dime handling of the Miata. I replaced the stock horn (weak) with some BIG RED airhorns and scare the hair off people that dont see me! On a canyon road with the top down, there is nothing like it in the world. You want cargo? Go get a SUV. You want quiet? Go get a sedan. You want 0-60 in a few seconds? Go get a Corvette. You want a car that will go for years, is fun to drive and is still unlike any other car built (including the bigger solstice, sky, etc)....buy a Miata. It is balanced to perfection and a ride that you will enjoy for years!!!