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2016 Mazda MX-5 Review : 2.0-Litre Club-Spec drive to Laguna Seca

We put the more powerful 2.0L Mazda MX-5 through its paces at the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Roadster Review: Father's Day weekender

Father's Day: What better excuse to spend some quality father/son time out in the hills in the all-new Mazda MX-5...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Review

The fourth-generation of Mazda's iconic MX-5 rag-top has arrived at last. Here's the tale of our first taste on Australian roads.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Review

25 years ago Mazda re-invented the affordable roadster when they launched the MX-5. Now they're back with an all-new generation. Did they pull it off?

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Mazda MX-5 Videos

The Correspondent 2015 Grand Final

Read the article here. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. Hundreds of aspiring motoring journalists submitted their entries and waited with bated breath to find out if they were one of three finalists selected to compete for the inaugural CarAdvice Correspondent title...

The Correspondent – Top 10 tips for a winning entry

Thinking of entering The Correspondent competition? Why wouldn't you be? It's an amazing opportunity to win a paid job as a CarAdvice journalist and a trip to the Tokyo motor show (courtesy of Mazda). With plenty of entries already flooding in, here are our Top 10 tips to putting together the best owner review you possibly can. 1...

2015 Mazda MX-5 Review : Scotland first drive

Read the article here. The latest version of the iconic Mazda MX-5 isn’t just a new generation car; it’s a total rethink of the world’s best-selling roadster. With dwindling demand for its overweight and overpriced predecessor, the idea of a heavyweight investment in a brand new niche model was a bold move by the Japanese car manufacturer – just as it was a quarter of a century ago when Mazda first revived the convertible...

Sounds of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Listen to a collection of the amazing engine notes at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, from hot hatches right up to Formula 1 cars...

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Mazda MX-5 Comparisons

Mazda MX-5 Retro Road Test

The legend 20 years on Models Tested: 1989 Mazda NA MX-5; 1.6-litre, four-cylinder; five-speed manual; roadster - $29,550 (price when new) 2009 Mazda NC MX-5; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder; six-speed automatic; roadster - $53,655 (price as tested) The original Mazda MX-5 was launched in Australia in October 1989, and was immediately an unprecedented success for the Japanese brand...

Mazda MX-5 News

‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October

Sales of dedicated sports cars fell off a cliff last month, with industry database VFACTS recording a 23.6 per cent drop over the same month in 2014. This statistic is a significant outlier, given sports car sales as a whole are down by a comparatively modest 3.8 per cent for the year so far. Naturally, the concept of a ‘sports car’ is a slippery one...

Mazda MX-5 Speedster and Spyder introduced at SEMA 2015

The Japanese car maker has unveiled two concepts, the Mazda MX-5 Speedster and Mazda MX-5 Spyder, at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Created for a pared back "unadulterated, wind-in-the-hair driving experience, evocative of the open-top sports cars of the 1950s", the MX-5 Speedster (above and below) features a far greater number of modifications than its Spyder sibling...

New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 per cent male; noticeably younger buyers than before

The new Mazda MX-5 is attracting a younger and different audience than those of the previous-generation model. The new Mazda MX-5 - which launched with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine in August - has been a hit with early adopters, with the two-door sports car registering 220 sales in August and a further 97 in September...

The Correspondent 2015: Mandy Turner becomes first-ever winner

The inaugural CarAdvice Correspondent competition has been run and won, with Victorian Mandy Turner becoming the first-ever winner. Securing herself a three-month paid position with CarAdvice – including training in journalism, presenting and driving – Mandy will also join the team at October’s 2015 Tokyo motor show with thanks to Mazda...

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Mazda MX-5 Owner Reviews

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...

1991 Mazda MX-5 Review

It was not that long ago that my friends laughed at me when I bought my first MX5; a red NA '91 model. Since then, that has changed somewhat and the little 'girly' MX5 has become somewhat cool for young 'stancers'. I'm not a stancer, or a hairdresser, nor have I been over the past two years; I have however in this time owned all three models of MX5's – first a red NA, then 6 months later a black supercharged NC, and I now a silver NB SE...

2005 Mazda MX-5 Review

Prior to first driving the NC Mazda MX5, I must admit I was sceptical as to the reason why the little two seat roadsters have such a large following worldwide. I was always wondering why a vehicle with such a small capacity engine, compromised practicality and somewhat cliché symbol of middle age or hairdressers, could achieve such high praise...

1995 Mazda MX-5 Review

Let me preface this with an admission of insanity, and a request to withhold judgement as you would for anyone with such an unfortunate addiction. For the last 18 months I have owned a superb, immaculate and low kilometre example of Mazda's fantastic MX-5. An absolute riot to drive; its road manners are only matched by its excellent fuel consumption and reliability...

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