1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Mazda MX-5 Miata

    • The steering is perfectly weighted

      - American Woman Road and Travel
    • The six-speed manual makes the Miata more pleasant to drive because the engine doesn't have to rev as high at freeway speeds.

      - Automobile
    • Best-shifting manual transmissions in the business

      - AutoWeek
    • Truly outstanding, classic sports car handling.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Styling remains simple and timeless

      - New York Times

    What reviewers liked least about the Mazda MX-5 Miata

    • Ineffective windblocker

      - Edmunds.com
    • Practicality doesn't apply here.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Its tonneau cover is a bit fiddly to install, and at best, rudimentary.

      - Road & Track

    Mazda MX-5 Miata Comparisons

    • The Toyota MR2's handling is less playful but more secure [than the Miata].

      - Automobile
    • Unless you travel solo, the Miata is more practical [than the Toyota MR2].

      - New York Times
    • The mirrors are bigger and more effective than those found in BMW's more expensive Z3.

      - Savvy Motoring

    Best one-liner about the Mazda MX-5 Miata

    • Helps you feel as if the road were created just for you and this car at this moment.

      - American Woman Road and Travel
    • The most fun you can have while driving with your pants on.

      - Edmunds.com
    • The destination is unimportant; getting there is everything. Viewed from this perspective, the Miata is just about perfect.

      - Savvy Motoring

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