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Mazda MX-5 Miata Powertrain and Chassis Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending September 30, 2017

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Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
30 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 11100 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Very good so far. Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.
2016
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  30 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 11100 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Very good so far. Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Mazda MX-5 Miata reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Mazda MX-5 Miatas with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Mazda MX-5 Miatas that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Mazda MX-5 Miata lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been recently.

To see how frequently Mazda MX-5 Miata problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Convertible 167-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Excellent design history and reliability, excellent curb appeal see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Be prepared for compliments and looks. This car attracts people. It looks good and is FUN FUN FUN. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2002 2dr Convertible 142-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic RWD
Very good reliability and value. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2002 2dr Convertible 142-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic RWD
Miatas have good reliability, and the Miata is the kind of car that makes everyone smile, and other MX5 owners wave. Really. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review