Comments - Why the MX-5 is Still the Best

Published: Feb 27, 2013
Description: After almost a quarter of a century on the market, the Mazda MX-5 is still one of the finest budget-oriented sports cars out there. In fact, it’s simply one of the best driver’s cars one can buy rega...
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Kevin Freeman Mar 03, 2013
If you notice Mazda is slowly designing its way out of the "smile" facia that made it a "girls" car. The next gen will follow the new MX5 and will become more of a "smirk" than a smile, already proven to be much more popular than the "smile" with men.
Kevin Freeman Mar 03, 2013
I have a 92 Miata and plan on looking at the all new version when it gets released. Remembering this I own it as a toy not my everyday driver....it's one hell of a toy, so much fun in such an honest little package! It rewards good drivers.
Austin Goodman Mar 01, 2013
People who hate on the miata are usually either muscle car fanboys or simply haven't driven one.
Austin Goodman Mar 01, 2013
I own an s2k and I agree its a better car than the miata will ever be, but I have a lot of respect for the mx5. It is a fantastic drivers car that is tons of fun to drive for very cheap.
Sam Biggin Mar 01, 2013
Such a good car to drive
Terry R Sweetser Feb 28, 2013
I'm sick of guys calling this a gay car. This car is nice looking...not feminine at all. It has a body and is not boxy looking like most cars today. The mx5 looks like my old 83 rx7 which no one dared call gay. Gay this gay that!!! It's getting old.
Jorge Gonzalez Feb 28, 2013
S2k or 2nd gen mr2 over this for sure if we're talking small roadsters.
Eric Michalak Feb 28, 2013
Lies! S2000 for the win!
Sean Gillespie Feb 28, 2013
This car is WAY to feminine by the way is looks, size of car, and name... If your a man that drives ones of these and your feeling offended... Your only proving my point
Diana De Van Feb 28, 2013
I read these comments and am left wondering whether I am in the midst of enthusiasts or morons. The miata is an enthusiasts ride and has always been. It's classic and consistently rated in the top lists everywhere. The homophobic comments are offensive unless gay=cool and confident.
David Hicks Feb 27, 2013
"Why the MX-5 is still the best"- because being gay is becoming more socially acceptable.
Lou Guerrero Feb 27, 2013
Love the mx-5. My brother has a 96 making about 220 whp. It was fun NA and a terror on boost. I like hopping in without opening doors and taking off lol fun cars for sure.
Dylan Bruder Feb 27, 2013
David I'm 6'2/6'3 and drove a mid 90's one head was almost completely over the windshield and I prefer my cars more torquey than the mx5 is just not my preference fun handling though
Adam Ouellette Feb 27, 2013
Exactly Matt, that's what I am saying. The quality and engineering in the s2k is way better than any mx-5 and now you can find an ap1 for 10-15 grand. You drop 10k in to it and its a corvette killer lol.
Matt Piccolo Feb 27, 2013
Yea I'd take an ap1 s2k for 10k Over this anyday.
Thai-Chau Ha Feb 27, 2013
How would a Ferrari or other sport car look given the same crash scenario described below?
Thai-Chau Ha Feb 27, 2013
Most could afford a 911 and it's maintenance cost 10 yrs in is not on this app browsing to kill time. Lol. They are busy working to buy their next 911. Why read about other cars when you really own a 911 in my stupid opinions.
Adam Ouellette Feb 27, 2013
A 10 year old s2000 is twice the car even a brand new miata is and ever will be. These ridiculous write ups crack me up.
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
I would want this as a first car
Shelby Cassandra Feb 27, 2013
Drove my professors Miata a few years back. It was fun for sure, just not enough power to throw you back into the seat. Not my type of car.
Patrick Schalk Feb 27, 2013
I wouldn't ever buy one but if someone were to give me one or I won one on a game show I'd probably keep it and turn it into an auto-x car.
Joshua Arnott Feb 27, 2013
Miatas are gay
Julian Pilinci Feb 27, 2013
I have never had a chance to drive one, but it's funny how everybody says that it's a lot of fun to drive and this makes me even more eager to know what makes this car different from other cars in the same category...please?
Braxton Omgbased Booker Feb 27, 2013
I own and dd a first gen im 6foot i fit lime a glove
David Guerrero Feb 27, 2013
I love the older ones, the flip up lights. BTW I'm 6'4" and really overweight and I fit perfect in that car.
Steve Liollio Feb 27, 2013
Great car to drive with the top down, but I would never actually consider buying one... Just my 2 cents
Jay York Feb 27, 2013
Drop a five litre in it and I'm there!
David Parenti Feb 27, 2013
Not sure too many convertibles would've survived that crash either. Without a roof the car could most definitely fold in half. The MX-5 isn't a freeway car anyways, it's made for twisting/winding back roads.
Jeric Joseph Feb 27, 2013
Correction Mazda, it's early in the morning.
Jeric Joseph Feb 27, 2013
And I used to think highly of the mx-5 before seeing how poorly Toyota had reinforced the body.
Jeric Joseph Feb 27, 2013
I will never ever own a mx-5. That's because I saw one wrecked on the freeway the other day. It had hit the wall and then was rear ended and when it was rear ended, the car folded in half, so the trunk and dash were touching and it killed the driver
Frederick Perez Feb 27, 2013
I will say it again- very fun to drive
David Parenti Feb 27, 2013
I'd have a hardtop MX-5 but I'd have to have a second car for a DD. The MX-5 doesn't have enough trunk space for me. It's still a fun drive.
David Justice Feb 27, 2013
Drive one, Julian.
William Downs Feb 27, 2013
I'm 6'2 and I wasn't even cramped with the roof up
David Parenti Feb 27, 2013
Dylan, I'm 6'0 tall. I've driven 2 MX-5's. the latest gen has the most leg room. I've driven the Mazdaspeed MX-5 the factory turbo'd version. It's a lot of fun. You hate the MX-5 because you've never driven one.
Julian Pilinci Feb 27, 2013
Why is it the best anyway?
Matt Piccolo Feb 27, 2013
These are super fun cars but I'd nvr buy one myself. I'll take an fr-s any day. These are too "happy."
Dylan Bruder Feb 27, 2013
Not my style of car and I dont fit in them so I don't really care for them
Description: The car is free from many modern electronic gizmos, remaining true to its purpose - particularly in Club trim - even if it has grown in size over the years.
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John Darwin Price Feb 28, 2013
These cars are so much fun. I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
Byakka Hirakawa Feb 28, 2013
Not a fan of ur pic, lol
Hans Wangsness Feb 27, 2013
Not a fan at all
Victor Pitts Feb 27, 2013
Don't knock em till you drive em!
Ben Bright Feb 27, 2013
I love mx-5s.
Jacob Burford Feb 28, 2013
I'd never buy one, but they are quite good fun to drive!
Terry R Sweetser Feb 28, 2013
My mx5 is more fun than my wife's brZ..Fun car but not a true roadster like the 5....test drive one people and see!
Dan Biller Feb 28, 2013
GT86 Is the new kid, the MX-5 is on its way out.
Author Norman R. Colson Feb 28, 2013
Lol this car looks so damn crappy
Donald Chip Schofield Feb 27, 2013
The club edition of this car makes it cool awesome
Laura Anne Feb 27, 2013
Wouldn't drive this if someone paid for the car and the gas.
Zane Turner Feb 27, 2013
It's happy.
Brittany Sawyer Feb 27, 2013
stereotypes aside, i love the car
Jordan Nishida Feb 27, 2013
Love to drive one of these
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
I'd love to drive one but I'd rather have a gt86 as a first car
Aaron Crisp Feb 27, 2013
Current Miata's look good, I'd rock the shit out of one.
Aaron Crisp Feb 27, 2013
Haha like :•D
David Parenti Feb 27, 2013
Alan, you mean....? :D <-- that look
Alan Baars Feb 27, 2013
I don't care for the cartoonish look of some of the Mazdas, this one included. It's different, and sounds like a wicked fun car though.
Alan Baars Feb 27, 2013
I've heard that comment before, this or that is a 'girls car', never understood that. BTW so what if you're driving a ' girl's car' auto or stick, if it's fun to drive, who cares?
Wyatt Gordon Feb 27, 2013
I personally love the way the modern MX-5 looks. Its a great looking thing
David Parenti Feb 27, 2013
Would a miata with a V8 swap still be a girls car? I've see a few in person and they are just a monster, go kart on steroids.
Taylor Garry Feb 27, 2013
Agreed vv. get over your small penis and go drive one
Frederick Perez Feb 27, 2013
Very fun to drive
Jake Dula Feb 27, 2013
Anyone who says this is a girl car either hasn't driven one, has some serious self-esteem issues (compensating much?) or a combination of the 2.
John Darwin Price Feb 27, 2013
Ian - it is if it's automatic. Otherwise, it's a drivers car.
William Downs Feb 27, 2013
Says who, these are a blast to drive
Ian Barger Feb 27, 2013
It's a girl car.
Matt Piccolo Feb 27, 2013
I love these, but I'll take the fr-s any day.
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
These things are crazy when tuned!
Wyatt Gordon Feb 27, 2013
These things make a great noise when tuned, we've got a guy over here with a 2011 MX-5, he's pushing 550 HP last I heard. Sounds like a Lancia Stratos, that car
Frederick Perez Feb 27, 2013
Nice!!
Thai-Chau Ha Feb 28, 2013
Good points there about vettes, Grt, and Ferrari having their own direction in term of cost control and being simple while being competitive, yet different.
Edmond Gebara Feb 28, 2013
Painfully mediocre, at best.
William Downs Feb 28, 2013
U gotta love those double standereds, same with the people that bitch about the gtr using computers but then praise Ferrari and shit for using all there fancy f1 electronics and shit
Jordan Smith Feb 27, 2013
I was gonna bring that up Justin, but I didn't want an argument to spark out of it.
Justin Routh Feb 27, 2013
Everyone says its simple and driver oriented in nice but then the corvette is shit because its that way...
Jordan Nishida Feb 27, 2013
Good interior
William Downs Feb 27, 2013
I wouldn't have a soft top on my mx5 it would be a hard top cause I can't stand the looks of a convert able top on a car
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
Simple is good
David Guerrero Feb 27, 2013
Fuck the windows, just take the whole roof down, did you see is in the video, takes 5 seconds from your seat.
Matt Piccolo Feb 27, 2013
@ William, I agree with u on this one, but I'd still want air conditioning
William Downs Feb 27, 2013
All my interior need to make me happy is a seat to sit in, 3 pedals, a steering wheel and manual trans, if your hot there are windows that can be put down
Jake Dula Feb 27, 2013
My in-car necessities list is covered here. Radio: check. Air conditioning: check. What else do you really NEED?
Gray Conron Feb 27, 2013
That's nice. Simple, driver oriented. Nice.