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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

With the launch of the RF, Mazda has given buyers a stylish alternative to the soft top MX-5. As you'd expect, though, the characters of the two vehicles are very similar.

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.

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...

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...

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