Here's Why the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Is the Best Miata Yet


Garrett Smith
Garrett Smith

I absolutely hate how manufactures "add" these cheap looking infotainment systems that seem to look like a cheap 20yr old tablet that was an after thought. Lets make a beautiful car and just throw this ugly little tablet up on the middle of the dash because we need some sort of menu system.......MAZDA???

Vor 10 Stunden
Marcus B
Marcus B

Love my 2014 mx5 club 😎

Vor 10 Stunden
M Daniel
M Daniel

The lock volume is probably a feature for international markets. In Europe they prefer the lock sound to be silent. They find it a safety risk to advertise where your car is when your car is when walking towards it.

Vor 13 Stunden
Stephen Powzinger
Stephen Powzinger

He pounced on that “$7,000” price for the RF model. The trouble is the convertible starts with the Base Sport model which the RF does not. A fair comparison is the base RF Club vs the conv Club or $32, 945 - 30,190 or $2,755 difference. Misleading Doug.

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Roy Beasley
Roy Beasley

Oh dear, oh dear. Those "unusual" little quarter lights on the side windows a unique feature of the 2019 RF? Been fitted on MX-5s for *decades*. Those neat little stowage slots by the sun visors that are unique features on the 2019? Been on the MX-5 for *decades*. That annoying hump in the righthand footwell, another unique feature on the 2019 RF? Been on the MX-5 for *decades*. Those innovative speakers in the headrests, unique feature of the 2019 RF? They had those on the NA back in the 90s. That locakable storage space between the seats? Been there since the NA. Changing the name to fit in with the rest of the model range? The car has *always* been called the MX-5 everywhere else in the world (except for Japan, where earlier versions were called Eunos). It's just in the dear old US of (so far up their own) A that it was called the Miata...

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XXEMERALDSBGXX
XXEMERALDSBGXX

Review a mazda cx-5 or any other cx model

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wolf3 3
wolf3 3

how many car dealers did he drive past?

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Justin L
Justin L

Any review that I found it said the Rf got more noise when top down than the soft top, can you clarify on that? Thanks

Vor 2 Tage
em745a
em745a

All I've read is that noise levels in both versions with the TOP UP were perceptibly similar.

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Chili _boi
Chili _boi

My dad: *sees NC Miata* omg I wish I had that car Me: it has the same engine as our cx 5 My dad: .....

Vor 2 Tage
em745a
em745a

NC MX-5's did NOT have a Skyactiv engine. The 2019 ND MX-5 has a highly modified version of the 2.0L Skyactiv-G developing 181 hp-- a far cry from the 155 hp in your dad's CX-5 (which weighs about 800 lbs more, BTW).

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Chili _boi
Chili _boi

+em745a and my point is that my dad is not a car person and thinks the Miata is a supercar. But the truth is the car he is driving has the same engine lol

Vor 2 Tage
Chili _boi
Chili _boi

+em745a we have a 2012 Mazda cx 5 Wich has the same engine as the Miata from it's time

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em745a
em745a

Years ago, the Toyota Celica GT-S's performance engine was nothing more than a souped up Camry engine. Your point? And BTW, it's the ND (not NC) MX-5 that has a MODIFIED 2.0L Skyactiv-G.

Vor 2 Tage
Klas Eronen
Klas Eronen

This MX-5 seems to offer pure delight of driving. I would like to have one of these.

Vor 3 Tage
Oniichan
Oniichan

BMW on the other hand is apparently offering to disable indicators since their drivers never use them

Vor 3 Tage
Jack Burton
Jack Burton

I would lose the cupholders.

Vor 3 Tage
Felipe Entrala
Felipe Entrala

Learn to fking dress

Vor 3 Tage
JIMMY SONG
JIMMY SONG

i believe 1990-1996 Miata 1.6L is best miata

Vor 3 Tage
pwrshots
pwrshots

how many mazda owners went and checked their key fobs? just noticed it on my mazda6

Vor 4 Tage
jj lad
jj lad

The purpose of all Mazda trunk lights is to drain your car battery when you leave it on and park your car while on an extended vacation.

Vor 4 Tage
jj lad
jj lad

The cup holders fit perfectly in the trash bin where they belong!

Vor 4 Tage
Anthony Keys
Anthony Keys

can you do a video about a hard top chrysler crossfire

Vor 4 Tage
Alex Robson
Alex Robson

Just got one of these almost identical to the one in the video and it's an amazing car. Looks like its worth 3 times the price too

Vor 4 Tage
James Coleman
James Coleman

Didn't they have speakers in the seats 20 years ago?

Vor 5 Tage
Noopi70
Noopi70

drive the mazda 3, I have the mazda 3 and I want you to give your opinion on it. :)

Vor 5 Tage
Nick Zomer
Nick Zomer

You forgot one little quirk. When you go over 3 MPH, the touchscreen doesn't work anymore. Because of safety...

Vor 5 Tage
Fritzer
Fritzer

Speakers in the headrest? Navigation? Motorized hardtop instead of simple targe-top? I'm sorry, this isn't a real Miata. The American consumerist market destroyed enthusiast cars.

Vor 6 Tage
em745a
em745a

Speakers in headrests aren't anything new. Nav is an option on lower trim levels. Ragtop still available. So what are you complaining about exactly?

Vor 6 Tage
TonyTube407
TonyTube407

If you compare a fully loaded grand touring soft top and a fully loaded grand touring RF the price difference is only around $5,000. :-)

Vor 7 Tage
em745a
em745a

You have to be careful with how you make these comparisons. Trim level and pkg. availability varies between the two models. So when people claim that the RF costs 7 grand more, they're unwillingly comparing a base GX soft top with a "base" GS RF. (There is no GX trim in the RF model, and GS is mid-level in the soft top.) Also, here in Canada, the "fully-loaded" GT soft top isn't available with the "Club" performance pkg. whereas the "fully-loaded" RF-GT IS! In actuality, the RF top adds about 3 grand to the soft top's cost.

Vor 7 Tage
Wuenceslao Ippolito
Wuenceslao Ippolito

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Vor 7 Tage
Kiet Tran
Kiet Tran

I love this car not because of the car itself but because of this great review video :D

Vor 7 Tage
박영준
박영준

I love his Queenstown t-shirts :P

Vor 8 Tage
Sanket pathak
Sanket pathak

Very nice, fabulous .....what is the price of this??

Vor 8 Tage
da Bob
da Bob

A touchscreen in a Miata is like ketchup on your ice cream :(

Vor 8 Tage
da Bob
da Bob

+Best fun affordable car mx5ND Congrats on your car - Miatas are wonderful cars and probably the only true automotive bargain left on the planet. I am HUGELY against touch screens in any car, let alone a great little roadster like the Miata where eyes should be on the road and hands are only for controls... tactile controls, operated by feel ONLY if necessary. I'd still buy a Miata, but am so against touch screens I'd spend forever looking for an older, hardly-used version like my sorely missed NB.

Vor 3 Tage
Best fun affordable car mx5ND
Best fun affordable car mx5ND

+da Bob I don't disagree with you in the touch screen on my ND I wanted a sport trim mx5. But not alot of people wanted that trim here in the San Diego Mazda dealers. So there were no sport trim level mx5s. So I just took a nd2016 GT 6 speed for 25k with only 3500 miles

Vor 4 Tage
da Bob
da Bob

Best fun affordable car mx5ND I've had chocolate ice cream with cayenne - mouth was burning and freezing at the same time; but I still don't like touch screens in cars, especially purist sports cars. (May my S2000 last forever!)

Vor 4 Tage
Best fun affordable car mx5ND
Best fun affordable car mx5ND

It actually doesn't taste bad in ice cream , you should try it

Vor 4 Tage
ronch550
ronch550

It looks pretty exotic to me.

Vor 8 Tage
Wesley Pipkin
Wesley Pipkin

7G is super steep, I just want to see a sound comparison

Vor 9 Tage
em745a
em745a

7G is grossly incorrect. It's actually around +3G for the hard top.

Vor 9 Tage
Jason Celi
Jason Celi

Failed to notice the center climate vents are shaped like the tail lights!!!!

Vor 10 Tage
Zoft275
Zoft275

The speakers in the seats were first introduced in the NA Miata.

Vor 10 Tage
uhh tubric
uhh tubric

miata rf and na is my dream car

Vor 11 Tage
Esteban Jaen
Esteban Jaen

MAZDA ES UNA GRAN MARCA QUE ES SUBESTIMADA....Y RELEGADA POR OTRAS COMO TOYOTA Y HONDA.

Vor 11 Tage
Edward Cullen
Edward Cullen

Too bad I can't fit in one because I'm over six foot tall

Vor 12 Tage
Blake Breeden
Blake Breeden

The backup cam makes the rear look like a dolphin with a blowhole

Vor 12 Tage
Chris Waldrip
Chris Waldrip

The NA series had speakers in the headrests as well

Vor 12 Tage
Topher M
Topher M

“If I was an inch or two shorter...” Maybe the 5’3” Doug from an earlier video might fit.

Vor 12 Tage
ricky v
ricky v

The Miata was always a favorite of mine. Speaking of the Mazda Speed model. There’s one right down the street from me that I have always admired. This would definitely be a fun car to have.

Vor 12 Tage
James Barros
James Barros

Suspension upgrade Turbo. Now you have what a miata should be

Vor 13 Tage
em745a
em745a

- "The only way the car is correct is exactly from the factory" This is what MOST MX-5 buyers would believe, yes. THAT is the "light" you fail to see.

Vor 6 Tage
James Barros
James Barros

+em745a what can I say, I'm wrong about everything, including the critiques which DeMuro himself makes in the video. The only way the car is correct is exactly from the factory, and the fact that I've spent time in cars with this suspension is clearly a sign that I'm a brainwashed fanboy of some aftermarket company. Thank you for showing me the light.

Vor 6 Tage
em745a
em745a

Again, most MX-5 customers aren't weekend racers, and are therefore more than happy with the stock suspension. Even if we're to assume that these aftermarket shocks offer similar damping rates (doubtful), all of these kit lower the car (which makes the car look odd, given the stock car's already tiny wheel-fender gap), they also include stiffer sway bars, and in most cases, PU bushings. Sorry, but all these things WILL degrade ride quality, I don't care what the seller's claims. He's looking to sell his product(s), so of course he's going to stretch the truth a little/(lot).

Vor 7 Tage
James Barros
James Barros

+em745a I'm not alone in really enjoying the setup that Flyin Miata puts together, this one is obviously for the earlier NA8 which I am much more familiar with, but the newer miata, even the club, still rolls a bit. http://www.flyinmiata.com/na8-stage-2-5-koni-suspension-kit.html

Vor 8 Tage
em745a
em745a

How about you give me a link to this magical suspension of yours. As for turbos... Let's agree to disagree.

Vor 10 Tage
M In J’s
M In J’s

That hard top is ❤️

Vor 13 Tage
MARTINEZ
MARTINEZ

I think I've only seen a few references in the comments here, but when he talks about more power, does anyone even remember the Honda S2000 making 240hp stock from the factory floor? N/A?! Hell while we're at it, let's try a 3-rotor version of the defunct Renesis engine in here and see what happens!

Vor 13 Tage
em745a
em745a

The fact that the MX-5 weighs ~450 lbs. LESS helps a lot. Damn thing weighs as much as a Smart. Those wishing for "more power" very likely haven't seen one up close IRL, and don't realize just how small it is.

Vor 10 Tage
MARTINEZ
MARTINEZ

+em745a Very true. Excellent observation my friend. I was only noting the hp numbers for those who were talking about power. Perhaps in a straight line contest, it might have an advantage, but in the real world, absent Vin Diesel and trapper keeper modifieds, the Miata is serious fun.

Vor 10 Tage
em745a
em745a

Do note that the S2k's performance numbers are only a few 10th's better than the 2910 MX-5, even with the 60-horse advantage.

Vor 10 Tage
Brendan Duffy
Brendan Duffy

I love how you the NA Miata made you smile so much but you really didn’t seem to enjoy this driving experience quite as much.

Vor 13 Tage
Barsam Plazs
Barsam Plazs

The silver miata is much prettier than the other colours

Vor 13 Tage
em745a
em745a

Have you seen the red one in real life?

Vor 10 Tage
Ray Osullivan
Ray Osullivan

rub it on the carpet my daddy farts have more power

Vor 13 Tage
Barry Warne
Barry Warne

reminds me of how the original 240-Z looked and felt

Vor 13 Tage
Frutson
Frutson

rip pop up headlioghts

Vor 14 Tage
Jason Xu
Jason Xu

Why does it have two antennas? The Shark fin and the fender one?

Vor 14 Tage
em745a
em745a

Sat radio & AM/FM, respectively.

Vor 10 Tage
Vit. C.
Vit. C.

Did you saw saab cup holder? So how you can tell that this shitty solution is brilliant?

Vor 14 Tage
Robbie Zeigler
Robbie Zeigler

He reminds me of Jay Leno. He has many similar characteristics.

Vor 14 Tage
Matthew
Matthew

Every miata has always been an underpowered, overpriced piece of shit filled with cheap plastic. Edit: wait... what? The government has mandated backup cameras on new cars? Jesus Christ save me from the nanny state.

Vor 14 Tage
em745a
em745a

Jesus Christ save me from YouTube retards. ^^^

Vor 10 Tage
Green Flow
Green Flow

9:14 “the cock would remain small and in the corner” my boi Doug got caught lackin on some gay shit

Vor 14 Tage
TShirtCannon
TShirtCannon

NA Miata is best Miata

Vor 14 Tage
StringGene
StringGene

WANT... if it was mid-engine it would be perfect:)

Vor 15 Tage
em745a
em745a

RWD

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StringGene
StringGene

+em745a Of course you'd have to redistribute the weight:) Is it front or rear wheel drive? Me no likey front wheel drive:)

Vor 15 Tage
em745a
em745a

Weight distribution is already ~50/50, thanks to engine being behind the front axle. Mid-engine would (really) screw up the MX-5's legendary handling balance.

Vor 15 Tage
Slappy
Slappy

This is the least gay looking Miata yet, but it's still a Miata, so it's still gay.

Vor 15 Tage
em745a
em745a

#Retard

Vor 15 Tage
Ch Brown
Ch Brown

Can’t wait for body kits/rockbunny /lb walk

Vor 15 Tage
JOVAN PINTO
JOVAN PINTO

What color is this?

Vor 15 Tage
em745a
em745a

Ceramic metallic.

Vor 15 Tage
Jeeff
Jeeff

Headlights don't go up, headlights don't go down, we must start World War Brown

Vor 15 Tage
Igor Ralić
Igor Ralić

Ok, so, they went through much trouble to make the car lighter (or rather not, with the things just left out, which is good, because who on earth needs a trunk lid liner, or God forbid - a plastic to cover the engine) But then they've said: Oh, no no no, we HAVE to have an over-complicated electric roof with a 20kg mechanism which takes up trunk space ! I don't get it. Why not just pop the targa top out, slide the rear window down, throw the top in the trunk or leave it home. Like in a '92 Honda CRX del Sol.

Vor 15 Tage
Aurimas Laba
Aurimas Laba

Cheaply designed interior

Vor 15 Tage
Son of Jacob
Son of Jacob

Alot of people who keep demanding more power are those who have no driving skills. They just want something that would race away from other cars at a traffic light

Vor 16 Tage
Son of Jacob
Son of Jacob

This car is not meant for Americas straight roads. Its meant for the tight winding roads more commonly found in Europe.

Vor 16 Tage
da Bob
da Bob

You've apparently never traveled to or around in America

Vor 8 Tage
Kensu
Kensu

The passenger hump: Rx8 has this too. It's much larger and I always forget about it until I sit in my passenger seat for some reason. The temp gauge: The Rx8 could have really used this.

Vor 16 Tage
Richard E
Richard E

I’d rather own a NC then an RF ND

Vor 16 Tage
Jy Jym
Jy Jym

Every hairdresser will be chomping at the bit to get their hands on one.

Vor 16 Tage
em745a
em745a

#Retard

Vor 15 Tage
Remco van Vliet
Remco van Vliet

It's a 2018 Miata. Might be model of '19 but it was built this year was it not? Or did you bring it back in the trunk of Doc's DeLorean?

Vor 16 Tage
George B
George B

Doug the type of guy who’s debated whether Greedo or Han Solo shot first.

Vor 16 Tage
Utkarsh Sharma
Utkarsh Sharma

Doug the kind of guy to put up posters of Miata-chan

Vor 17 Tage
Patrick McDaniel
Patrick McDaniel

Hey Doug, you missed some extra storage. Mazda snuck a larger storage area behind the passenger seat.

Vor 17 Tage
Corn Pop
Corn Pop

Don't like how in the states you have to have the orange reflector on the side of the front bumper, also means in the UK version there is a blanking spot that stands out.

Vor 17 Tage
Alex
Alex

11:28 than the roof clubs you in the head cuz your too tall

Vor 17 Tage
Jason Hamelin
Jason Hamelin

I have factory headrest speaker in my NA 1996....

Vor 17 Tage
hedunlap
hedunlap

Any Mazda Miata is a girl car.

Vor 17 Tage
em745a
em745a

@Corn Pop Agreed. Mustangs are sissy cars. :) Conversely, I've seen plenty of ND MX-5's since it came out... Only one had a woman in the driver's seat.

Vor 16 Tage
Corn Pop
Corn Pop

You could say that about any car, I saw more woman driving mustangs in Canada then I did men. So the mustang must be a girls car.

Vor 17 Tage
Neko Paradise
Neko Paradise

My nc isnt odd looking :(

Vor 17 Tage
YX Yang
YX Yang

How can a car be so gay?

Vor 17 Tage
em745a
em745a

How can a comment be so retarded?

Vor 17 Tage
klavier285
klavier285

Too much wheel gap, would look much better lowered.

Vor 18 Tage
Jean Moins
Jean Moins

yes that's a great car ! "not much" hp (even if for me 180 is a lot !), light, manual gearbox, and no unnecessary features It is really an old-school car with new technology and that's what I like

Vor 18 Tage
Jean Moins
Jean Moins

"You can change the tuen signal volume" yeah I thought this was common, but maybe not so in the USA so ? I mean, even my dad's Espace has that function, with 3 volume settings (high, medium and low)

Vor 18 Tage
DJI Mavic
DJI Mavic

5 advertisements half way through this. Unreal!

Vor 19 Tage
pros siack
pros siack

Hey Doug do review on 2018 mazda 3 gt

Vor 19 Tage
kervs
kervs

Doug, i enjoy you channel but you occassionally i feel you miss the point when i comes to the design of a car. The MX5 was never meant to be a race car, i was designed to be a fun car that is well balanced. May i suggest that when making and advising the public you try to understand and share the concept of the car and then rate accordingly. Complaining it is a small car is just ridiculous, it was designed to be a small car, complaining that it didnt have power is also kinda ridiculious too.

Vor 19 Tage
Jim C
Jim C

Doug still eats captain crunch for breakfast.

Vor 19 Tage
《 Samurai 》
《 Samurai 》

I love This miata how much € does it cost and can I buy one in Europe pls can anyone respond

Vor 19 Tage
Jose Coby
Jose Coby

2019 MONSTER MIATA!

Vor 20 Tage
Keith HELENO
Keith HELENO

Have some imagination with the trunk light. You could have a 30 pack of beer with the trunk open and not use the car battery. 🍻

Vor 20 Tage
Billy Bob
Billy Bob

Doug the type of guy to rest his hand on the gear stick

Vor 20 Tage
Mark Bray
Mark Bray

What's with the cheapo black plastic aerial? It looks shite!

Vor 20 Tage
woodcookstove1
woodcookstove1

ur jay leno's son

Vor 20 Tage
Max S.
Max S.

My Mark 4 Golf has a digital trip odometer, and it still has that stick-button to reset.

Vor 20 Tage
Max S.
Max S.

The speaker-headrests are something Mazda already did on the NA.

Vor 20 Tage
Kenny Hoang
Kenny Hoang

Dough the type of guy to apologize for his opinion on the quirks he finds interesting.

Vor 20 Tage
dk6024
dk6024

The relative lack of technology is a 10. It has what it needs and nothing more. You didn't pay for what you didn't need.

Vor 20 Tage
davidhunternyc
davidhunternyc

This car definitely needs more legroom! We're living in the age of CAD. Mazda can design more space to we are not cramped.

Vor 20 Tage
Keenu Reevs
Keenu Reevs

Mozda!? 😂😂

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Lars Ulrich
Lars Ulrich

Center glove box & speakers in the head-rest... Pontiac Fiero!

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Hocus Smokus
Hocus Smokus

I would worry about the roof leaking.

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MrNickelbrille
MrNickelbrille

MX5 has always and only been MX 5 here in Germany.Never heart Miata till I watched us car shows

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maplefreak64
maplefreak64

An engine is sold 1.6 liters at Asia and Europe, but there is different charm. The small lightweight engine is sharp by High rotation type. Rev limit can be used and enjoyed. I wish that even the United States is sold.

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Ernst Mayer
Ernst Mayer

19:15 - What the heck...

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