Anyone here own a Mazda 5 Miata? 2010 forward, specifically 2014 onward?
Still own one? Happy with it? Problems with it? Consumer Reports rates Mazda, of any vintage, as an excellent car. Used M 5 Miata tend to be pretty expensive, though, not losing much value over time.
First, the internet simply groans under the virtual weight of Mazda Miata owners' forums, I am sure
Second, what do you plan to do with it, what's the goal?
Excellent quality, as mentioned, regardless. although in my experience, some cars with less than good reliability ratings from CR are from things like radio controls and cup holders that fail. Yes it is a factor of build quality of course, but I balk at calling a car 'unreliable' becasue of a door handle. Then again I used to spend my time with classic cars which to be frank were built like garbage anyway, so to me "unreliable" means 'car don't go'.
I spent four wonderful years with a similar and less practical (if that's possible) car which was a semi-competitor to the Miata, that has gained the moniker of unreliable. I drove that car, with negligible trunk space, only two seats, for six months a year totaling 54K miles and I regret selling it very much. My car had noisy door latches which were a known factory ill and once they were replaced, the only problem I had was the dealer damaging the damned car. Anyway. My point is that if you're a 'car guy' and you appreciate the function and experience of the car and it's intended role and you like driving for fun, I'd say happy motoring. If you are not, and it will be a daily driver, weight the pros and cons quite carefully. I had no qualms about piling the groceries up on the passenger seat and pass. side floor for example. Some people won't put up with that.