of the 2008 Mazda MX‑5 Miata. Base trim shown.
Engine:166-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
Transmission:5-speed manual w/OD
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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Six-speed manual
- Quick hardtop operation
- Tilt steering wheel
- Same trunk size with top up and down
- Confining cabin
- Dwarfed by other vehicles
- Cruise control optional
- Power locks and windows optional
- Sirius is only satellite radio offering
- Soft-top or power-retractable hardtop
- 2.0-liter four-cylinder
- Choice of three transmissions
- Standard side-impact airbags
- New driver's seat height adjustment
- Standard tire pressure monitoring system
Cars.com's Mike Hanley takes a look at the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata hardtop convertible. It competes with the Pontiac Solstice and Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder.
Mother Proof's view
Upon hearing that I was testing a 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata, my friend Meredith told me her Miata story. When she went to buy her first car after her daughter was born, she settled on ... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel's view
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Great car for a trip!
I bought this car to be my only car which means it has to be good on trips. Mission accomplished. Just completed a 1200 mile round trip and the car did everything I wanted. Very comfortable. My last ... Read full review
So much fun!
This is one of my all-time favorite cars. Fast as xxxx and just a joy to drive! Great gas mileage and drives on rails! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a convertible. Great value for ... Read full review
The 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata currently has 0 recalls