Avg. Price Paid:$10,689 - $12,198
Original MSRP: $20,635 - $28,210
MPG: 22 City / 27 Hwy
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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Recalls & Reliability


There have been no safety recalls issued from NHTSA.


Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
Overall Dependability 4_0
Powertrain Dependability 5_0
Feature & Accessory Dependability 4_0
Body & Interior Dependability 3_0

1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.

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  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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Mazda offers warranty coverage on all of its cars, including a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Mazda also offers a standard five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Forbes praises: "The track record of Miatas is excellent. These have been reliable cars, and there's no reason to think they won't continue to be." Newsday similarly comments, "Mazda had taken the European concept of a roadster and had added two typically Japanese ingredients: affordability and, more important, reliability." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tops off the praise, saying, "Now in its 18th year, the MX-5 Miata delivers high quality and reliability."

Warranty information last updated: 2/17/09

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