Mazda MX-5 2017
Carsguide Deputy Editor James Cleary had this to say at the time: Since the original NA version burst into life in 1989, more than a million MX-5s have rolled out of Mazda’s Hiroshima plant and into the hands of enthusiastic owners at all points of the globe. It is, as they say, a massive success, and a modern classic.You can read the full review here.
This is what James Cleary liked most about this particular version of the Mazda MX-5: Distinctive looks, Huge fun to drive, Value
The Mazda MX-5 is also known as the Mazda MX-5 Miata (North America), the Mazda Miata (North America), the Eunos Roadster (Japan) and the Mazda Roadster (Japan) in markets outside Australia.
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Mazda MX-5 2017 Price and Specs
|Mazda MX-5 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|RF GT||Convertible||2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$26,990||$38,500|
|RF GT||Convertible||2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN||$26,990||$38,846|
|ROADSTER GT||Convertible||2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$34,980||$36,999|
|ROADSTER GT||Convertible||1.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$34,980||$36,999|
Mazda MX-5 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda MX-5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Should I buy a used MX-5?
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.
Best options for a fun convertible?
The easiest question on record. Get an MX-5 and you'll have all the sunshine and fun you want. The only problem will be choosing between the 1.6 and 2.0-litre engines. Most prefer the "big-bore" engine but I like the engagement you get with the smaller one.
Mustang, 370Z, IS350F, 86 or MX-5?
If you don’t want a convertible, which rules out the MX-5 as my easy first pick, then the 86 is the car for driving enjoyment on a reasonable budget. But don’t overlook its Subaru twin, the BRZ, which is my choice of the two. Both get The Tick, having shared our Car of the Year award.
Mazda MX-5, Toyota 86 or Mustang for long-time V8 driver?
Wow, that is a major change of direction. Before you make such a change I would suggest you actually test drive each of the cars you're thinking of to see if they really suit you. The Mazda MX-5 is a two-seater and not very practical for instance. It's hard to advise you because we don't anything about what you want from the car you buy. If it was me I would probably buy the MX-5, I would have no problem with a two-seater.