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Mazda MX-5 Miata repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 482 repairs.
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Mazda MX-5 Miata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (41%)

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Chart based on 388 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Mazda MX-5 Miata problems by year

before 1998 (1%)

1999 - 2000 (17%)

2001 - 2002 (16%)

2003 - 2005 (11%)

2006 - 2008 (37%)

2009 - 2012 (6%)

2016 - present (13%)

Chart based on 485 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata Personal Experiences: Pros
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Sporty, fun, easy to drive. The Miata is the best value in a two-seat convertible sports car. full 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2003 2dr Convertible 142-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Great handling, smooth shifting and all around fun to drive...ZOOM ZOOM! full 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2002 2dr Convertible 142-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual RWD
This is truly the most reliable car i have ever owned. I would buy a new one but I feel they killed the exterior looks. They took a step backwords and designed a car that looks like the 1 series. Interior and engine is better though. Great great car!!! full 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2000 2dr Convertible 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Great fun for a second car. full 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata review

Mazda MX-5 Miata Problems and Repair Histories

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