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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...

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...

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Mazda MX-5 Videos

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...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Review : 2-litre at Laguna Seca

Like the 1.5-litre version we drove in Scotland earlier this year, this more powerful version represents sports car design in its purest form. But now armed with 118kW and 200Nm (up from 96 and 150) this scalpel sharp MX-5 is an enthusiast’s dream, with noticeably more go whenever you need it, especially when scooting out of corners...

2016 Mazda MX-5 track day review – Sandown Raceway

It's 10 years since the third-generation Mazda MX-5 first went on sale in Australia and more than 25 years since the nameplate debuted back in 1989 – I was six. And now, the iconic Japanese drop-top is back, powered by its smallest capacity engine ever. But is it still fun? Time for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test… Last time we were at Sandown Raceway in an MX-5, it was in the previous generation car and it was 2014...

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...

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Mazda MX-5 Comparisons

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 AWD, new turbo rotary hero both ‘possible’

Although cagey on the topic, the man in charge of all-wheel-drive development for Mazda reckons there’s no reason the new 2016 MX-5 couldn’t be fitted with an AWD system - if the driving dynamics weren’t affected, and if the market wanted it...

Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class

Crash safety testers impressed with Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, Infiniti Q30 in 2015 Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has named the cars that impressed most in crash safety tests carried out through 2015...

Mazda overtakes Holden in 2015: First full-importer to finish second overall

By beating Holden in the 2015 sales race, Mazda has become the first full-line vehicle importer to crack the top-two in the Australian market for a full calendar year. The Japanese brand sold 114,024 vehicles in 2015, representing healthy growth of 13.2 per cent over 2014. This propelled the company from bronze to silver, given local hero Holden shrunk 3 per cent to 102,951...

Mazda MX-5 tops November sports car sales

The Mazda MX-5 hit the top of the sports car sales charts in November for the first time in years, on the back of the new model’s greatly improved pricing. The fourth-generation of the now iconic budget convertible series managed 221 sales in November, edging out the Toyota 86 (209), BMW 2 Series (176) and Hyundai Veloster (149) to lead the segment...

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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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