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Should I buy a used MX-5?

Asked by Brendan Burke

I've reached the time of life when I want to splurge a little on a fun car and am thinking of a used Mazda MX-5. What do you think of them?

Answered by CarsGuide

17 Feb 2017 Graham Smith

The MX-5 is a great little sports car for someone looking for some fun on the road.

The earliest ones are getting a little long in the tooth and are looking a little tired.

Go for an NC model, that's from 2005-on, and you shouldn't go wrong. They're reliable, user-friendly, they look good, and they're great fun to drive.

Look for a low-mileage example and avoid any that look like they might have been used in competition.

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