May 01, 2007
Reviewed By Norm Mort
Price as Tested $32,765
Likes

Sophisticated, real, all-weather hard top adds increased security, Surprisingly little loss of trunk space-Pontiac Solstice take note. Same good build quality as ever, and still with the right blend of power and handling. Options galore.

Dislikes

Lots of wind noise with hard top up. Hard top’s abrupt lines diminishes sleek look. Added inches to accommodate top do nothing for the current blended styling of EX8 and old Miata.

Verdict

MX5 continues to increase in comfort and convenience with slick hideaway hard top and no noticeable loss in performance due to added weight. A thoroughly modern sports car at an affordable rice, or even an affordable racer. However, no getting around that this car has been around, in very similar forms, for a very long time. Sales continue to decline; will Mazda dramatically reinvent the Miata, or will it just wither away and die?

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats

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