2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata consumer reviews

$20,635 starting MSRP
side view of 2008 MX-5 Miata Mazda
96% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8
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Fun! Fun! Fun!

This is my second Miata (first was a 1990), and I love it so much! Retractable hardtop roof is SO convenient!! Love the manual 6 speed for all the pep, and gas mileage is exceptional. I would consider a new one if the traditional, bright red paint and retractable hard top were both available. Since they're not, I'll stick with what I've got and enjoy it many more years!


Best value ever for a Real 2 Seater.

As my 2nd MX5......fantastic. This has been one of the best purchases I have ever made to enjoy myself. The engineering is exceptional and the handling great, mileage with the 6 speed on a good drive is 34 MPG.


Some of the most fun you can have driving a car.

The car's handling and responsiveness is outstanding. It loves to be driven. It has excellent torque for a 4 cyl. engine. It puts a smile on your face everytime you drive it.


The most fun on 4 wheels

As a lifelong motorcyclist, I bought this Miata, my first and only new car, because it was the closest thing to a motorcycle I could find with 4 wheels and a roof. With a 6-speed stick, it's peppy, very responsive, and hugs the road. I love it. My only problem: the ideal conditions for a sporty convertible are the same as for a motorbike... and I usually choose the latter. My Miata doesn't get much use.


By far the coolest car I've ever owned!

I usually only drove it on sunny days and stored it in the winter. It hugs the road and is very responsive. It has a classic body style that created complements from people at stop lights. I bought it online and had it shipped up before I ever drove it. If I didn't have health issues, I would keep it for another 10 years!


Best car for fun

Bought this car to replace my Harley Motorcycle. Love it, same thrill, just don't have to worry about the weather!!! Lots of fun, handles great, and has great curb appeal...


Such a fun car to drive!

I bought this car two weeks ago, and now, all I want to do is drive it! It moves well, but takes the corners fantastically. I also got 31 miles to the gallon when I took a long trip with it. I am 6 foot one, but I fit pretty comfortably. I have never had more fun driving a car, even though I have driven a Porsche, A lexus, anAudi, and many Cadillacs. I would strongly recommend this car. I’m going for a ride right now!


Cool without the heavy price tag

This car takes you back to what driving is all about.You get to feel the road.It not a luxury car but that’s not what I wanted.It’s a 2007 but the style is timeless.


An Underrated Grandchild

The NC-generation Miatas are woefully underrated. They are a powerhouse as far as Miatas are concerned and while they certainly not the charming early 90s originals, they do NOT lack in style and head-turning appeal.


Make sure and check the Filters to Prevent Leaking

Be wary of leaking where you have to take out the seats to get to the area behind the seats where the filters are located. Apparently leaves can collect and the water drains from the convertible top down into the car. Do not use Robberson Mazda in Bend. The carpet behind the seats was dry when I dropped the car off at Robberson. After Robberson had the auto they wanted to charge $500 to dry the carpets, when they got them wet above and beyond the $422 Repair bill. Then they were supposed to overnight the 2 parts, so we could pick-up the auto to dry it out. 2nd part didn't arrive on time even though over-night was paid for. Then Robberson assured that they would dry the carpets because the repair was delayed. When I picked up the Miata the carpets were still very wet and starting to stink. I Don't recommend Robberson at all.