The 1st generation of the MX-5 Miata has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.07. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1990–1998 MX-5 Miata model years have sent in 4 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the brakes (25%) followed by the electrical (25%) and the airbags & seat belts (25%).