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Exploring Mulholland Drive: Top down in LA in a Mazda MX-5

It’s a name almost as well known as the city itself – Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, California. A 15-odd mile (24km) stretch of historic tarmac that winds its way from a defunct Nike nuclear missile silo in Encino to the 101 Freeway in Hollywood...

2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0 GT Review: Long-term report one

Living with a new Mazda MX-5 really highlights why everyone needs to own a convertible once in their life.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave makes his Mazda MX-5 return to Sandown Raceway, but this time it's in the all-new 1.5-litre fourth-generation car...

2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre Review

The 2.0-litre Mazda MX-5 adds some extra zing to an already-sporty package...

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Driving Mulholland - exploring Mulholland Drive in a Mazda MX-5

Read the article here. Now, Mulholland is very, very accessible. It's just north of Beverly Hills. It's only taking me maybe 15 minutes to get here on a Tuesday morning, and that's in a bit of traffic. Having never been along here before, it does feel instantly familiar...

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

Read the article here. Like it or not, the '80s were cool. Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was encouraged. But a very special thing happened in February of 1989: the Mazda MX-5 was born. It all started with the first-generation Mazda MX-5, the NA. It had an 85kW/130Nm 1...

2016 Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop walk around at New York Auto Show

Read the article here. The Mazda MX-5 RF made its world premiere in New York, bringing a new twist to the traditional idea of how to produce a folding hardtop. The ‘RF’ in Mazda MX-5 RF, as you’re no doubt wondering, stands for Retractable Fastback, which outlines what you need to know first and foremost about this new take on the world’s most popular convertible...

2016 Mazda MX-5 1.5L v 2.0L track comparison

Read the article here. That Mazda offers a choice of 1.5- and 2.0-litre versions of its fourth-generation MX-5 Roadster begs a simple and obvious question: which is the better buy? The answers, though, are numerous and more complex, each starting with the words ‘it depends’. It depends if you plan using it as a daily driver or as that ‘third car’ for sunny weekend touring...

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Mazda MX-5 Comparisons

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...

Mazda MX-5 1.5L v Mazda MX-5 2.0L: Track Comparison Review

The fact that there is a choice of 1.5- and 2.0-litre versions of the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 begs a simple and obvious question: which is the better buy? The answers, though, are numerous and more complex, each starting with the words ‘it depends’... It depends if you plan on using your 2016 Mazda MX-5 as a daily driver or as that ‘third car’ for sunny weekend touring...

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

Mazda MX-5 gets five-star ANCAP rating

The Mazda MX-5 convertible has received a 2016 date-stamped five-star rating from independent crash tester the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Interestingly, the five-star result is in contrast to the four-star score given to the MX-5 by ANCAP’s sister organisation Euro NCAP in October last year...

Mazda MX-5 takes top prize at Good Design Australia awards

It's already World Car of the Year's best car overall and best-designed car, and now the new ND MX-5 has added another styling trophy to its cabinet with a win in Australia's annual Good Design awards. Nominees for the prize were announced in April, with aesthetically adventurous rivals like the Citroen C4 Cactus and Kia Sportage throwing down with the MX-5 and more classically styled contenders in the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7...

Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...

Mazda MX-5 takes unprecedented double at World Car of the Year Awards

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 this week achieved an unprecedented double at the annual World Car of the Year Awards in New York, picking up the gongs for best design and the overall best car. The fourth-generation of Mazda’s iconic MX-5 convertible, released last year and racking up record sales, took all before it...

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Mazda MX-5 Owner Reviews

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...

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...

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