Mazda MX-5 reviews | Expert and user reviews | carwow.co.uk

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Good

Useable every day

Not that

Not great for tall people

Mazda’s MX-5 is in the Guinness of Records as being the highest-selling of all time – and looking at the reviews it gets, it isn’t to see why. Even in its current it’s getting on a bit now, but the still works as well as the original car hit the streets back in

Interior

The MX-5 has never been known for a high-quality and this model is no exception. The works well enough, nice shapes, a sporty wheel and clear dials, but the used are a little on the hard and side in places.

There’s storage space though, and the is decent enough for a weekend The driving position is spot-on for people, with good though the very tallest of and passengers might want for room. There’s a bit of wind at higher speeds with the up, but roof-down refinement isn’t too

Driving

This is what the is all about. Revisions a few years cured some of the new car’s ills, such as iffy and handling that could out the unwary. Now critics say it rides, and steers as a sports car should.

It’s not quite as visceral as MX-5s, but it’s a much cruiser as a result, and still of fun on the right roads. There’s of grip and testers say it’s progressive at the limit. Stability will be welcome for those the sports car feeling without the car handling characteristics.

Engines

two engines here, a 1.8 and 2.0, naturally aspirated. Most the 1.8 in favour of the 160bhp two-litre, can accelerate to 60mph in 7.4 seconds and a reasonable 34.5mpg on average. also better equipped.

The 1.8 is worth a look though. not as quick, but the engine is a little there’s still enough to have fun with, and it’s to the basic spirit of the original Both engines are fairly and connected to one of the best gearshifts in the – tight, quick and

Value for money

You can’t fault the MX-5’s value, because there’s little to compare it with. MINI’s will soon be its most rival, but lacking the Mazda’s balance, and the Lotus Elise is in concept, but far more expensive.

Equipment levels are good, costs acceptable – the 1.8 do 40mpg – and prices at under £18,000, which is only mid-range family money.

Worth noting

are two roof options for the MX-5 a regular fabric roof, and a folding option. The former is and a little lighter, the latter a little more roof-up and a more secure option.

An gearbox is available too, but recommend against it – it from the fun, and it’s not the sophisticated auto around.

Conclusion

The MX-5 is well a look if you’re in the market for fun. It may lack the performance in some modern coupes and cars these days, but in of pure fun it’s one of the best out there, and won’t cost you a either. Perhaps best of it’s reliable, and you can use it all year

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