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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

Does the new MX-5 RF targa fastback design enhance or inhibit the experience of Mazda's iconic roadster? We hit the streets of Tokyo to find out.

Mazda MX-5 Generations: We drive every generation, from NA to ND

I never had posters of the Mazda MX-5 on my bedroom walls as a kid. I had a Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Diablo, and McLaren F1, but no MX-5. Somehow, though, without supercar looks or performance, this humble little Japanese convertible has captured the hearts of many across the world...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational: no podium, but at least a chequered flag

Any hope of a top 10 finish at the inaugural 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational were all but dashed the moment I read the bios – on the US drivers alone. These were a mix of past champions, hard-charging rookies, seasoned teenage prodigies and retired Fortune 500 executives who had been competing in the MX-5 Cup series since its very inception...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Car Review

The Mazda MX-5 Cup car is the first full-blown MX-5 race car built from the ground-up, although it isn't prepped by Mazda but by Long Road Racing in the United States. For now, it's only produced in left-hand drive, though RHD versions may well follow.

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Mazda MX-5 Videos

Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

Read the full article here. The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Review

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF adds a cool new party trick to the familiar roadster's roofline, a cool folding targa top. Curt travelled to Japan to sample the stylish new variant, but will the extra weight compromise the little Mazda's driving dynamics?

2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational

Read the full article here. Any hope of a top 10 finish at the inaugural 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational were all but dashed the moment I read the bios - on the US drivers alone. These were a mix of past champions, hard-charging rookies, seasoned teenage prodigies and retired Fortune 500 executives who had been competing in the MX-5 Cup series since its very inception...

Mazda MX-5 Generations: NA to ND driven

Read the full article here. Our own David Zalstein gets the chance to drive all four generations of Mazda MX-5 back-t0-back, spanning 27 years of the world’s best-selling, two-seat convertible sports car.

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Mazda MX-5 Comparisons

Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...

Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...

Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison: First-generation NA v fourth-gen ND

Whether you're old enough to remember them or not, the 1980s were cool. Icons such as Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was wholeheartedly encouraged. But on February 10, 1989, something particularly special happened: the Mazda MX-5 made its global debut at the Chicago motor show, giving birth to one of the world's most successful nameplates ever...

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Mazda MX-5 News

Mazda reveals two MX-5 specials for Tokyo Auto Salon

Another pair of special Mazda MX-5 show cars have been revealed ahead of their debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January. First of the two roadsters is the MX-5 RF Custom Style (above), which appears to be based on the MX-5 RF RS that is already on sale in Japan...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Mazda MX-5 RF RS: Red-hot model under consideration for Oz

Mazda Australia has expressed strong interest in the new flagship 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF RS model that will soon join the company's Japanese-market range. The MX-5 RF RS sits as the priciest of the three-tier domestic Japanese RF range, above base 'S' and the higher grade 'VS' variants, which respectively align themselves with the forthcoming Australian base and GT versions...

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Mazda MX-5 Owner Reviews

2016 Mazda MX-5 GT Review

Mazda has put a lot of thought into this car and the end result is a very useable car that has an aura of quality about it. Great fun to drive and everything is easy to use. Seats are comfortable with a good driving position. The soft top is quick and easy to use. I am 1.8 metres tall and have not had any issues at all...

2005 Mazda Mx-5 Limited Review

Great car for any motoring enthusiast who appreciates handling and balance over outright power. You can have so much fun in this car, without it ever getting out of control - discover the limits slowly and safely and when you push beyond them, the car is communicative, balanced and agile enough to allow you to bring it back into your chosen line...

2016 Mazda Mx-5 Review

I am absolutely in love with this car! I've always loved the idea of a small low slung sports car, and have always had an eye for convertibles. Theres something so old world about them that makes you feel nostalgic for a time you've only experienced through books and films...

2002 Mazda MX-5 Review

Why an MX5? I was looking for practical, fuel efficient daily transport but didn't want to compromise on driving enjoyment and having read little but praise of MX5's in various motoring publications over the past 2 decades, I had to see what all the fuss was about. For a mere $8000, it was hard to say no...

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Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

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