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Mazda MX-5: You don’t mess with imperfection

Like something of a blank canvas, over the last 30 years the Mazda MX-5 has become the launching point for all manner of modified motoring fantasies. You’ll find them crammed full of GM V8s, Ford V6s, Mazda’s own rotary engines, or a massive variety of turbocharged and supercharged upgrades. Some have been lowered, some have been lifted (yup, off-road and rally roadsters are a thing)...

Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

The Mazda MX-5 has become a default choice for people who want a light, simple sports car. But what is the two-seat convertible like to live with? Here's a diary of our time with the CarAdvice MX-5. Think of this as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable. You'll find the most recent entries at the top, and the older instalments at the bottom...

2018 Mazda MX-5 1.5 review

The Mazda MX-5 continues to set the affordable roadster standard as the years roll on. Here we test the 1.5-litre to find out whether it's as much fun as the engaging 2.0-litre engine.

2019 Mazda MX-5 review

Mazda has taken a deep dive into the heart of the MX-5 and massaged more power and torque out of its naturally aspirated engine. Though you may not notice any changes from the outside, climb behind the (now reach adjustable wheel) and this latest evolutionary chapter speaks volumes.

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Mazda MX-5 Videos

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition revealed in Geneva

Mazda is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its wildly popular MX-5 roadster - now in its fourth generation - with a uniquely styled and accessorised version of the current ND model.

Miataland - Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion

See the full article here. The Mazda MX-5 – or Miata as it’s also known – holds the title as the world’s best-selling two-seat convertible sports car. So as you can imagine, there are plenty of die-hard fans all over the planet. Fortunately, thanks to Mazda Australia, we got to meet one of the most dedicated Miata fans you’re ever likely to come across, Andrea Mancini - the founder and proud owner of Miataland...

Todi to Orvieto in a Mazda MX-5 Open Race | A CarAdvice Feature

See the full article here Finding himself in central Italy for one day, Dave Zalstein takes on Umbria’s picturesque SP373 in one very appropriate Mazda MX-5 race car.

Mastering Laguna Seca in a Mazda MX-5 Cup car

See the full article here. Opportunities to properly compete in an SCCA sanctioned race meet at the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California don’t come around all that often, especially if you’re an Australian motoring journalist. It’s pure bucket list stuff and thanks to Mazda Australia, CarAdvice was lucky enough to do that...

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Mazda MX-5 Comparisons

Mazda MX-5 RF vs Mazda MX-5 comparison

If you have about $45-50k to spend on a convertible, there aren’t many good choices. The default pick is, of course, the Mazda MX-5, and as we discussed previously, it would be our pick over its Italian cousin, the Abarth 124, but now there is a new MX-5, one which throws mud at tradition and seeks to attract a new type of buyer to the brand...

Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...

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...

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Mazda MX-5 News

2019 Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition unveiled, 30 for Australia

Mazda's ever-popular convertible is turning 30. That's right, the MX-5 (Miata if you live in some parts of the world) has hit the big three-oh. To celebrate, it's been decked out in a special shade of Racing Orange, in following a theme initially laid out by the 10th Anniversary model...

2015-19 Mazda MX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-19 model-year MX-5 sports car, over concerns auto-equipped examples could have faulty transmission software. The company reports affected vehicles may have Transmission Control Modules (TCM) that could incorrectly interpret the electrical signal from the gear selector...

CarAdvice podcast 137: 2019 Suzuki Jimny reviewed

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Alborz Fallah, and Mike Stevens. Check out the classy shirts the guys are wearing below... Kez Casey joins us for car news, where we discuss the Toyota Supra sold for US$2.1 million. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 has been snapped, while BMW and Mercedes-Benz are discussing a joint front-wheel drive platform, and Tesla has increased its Supercharger prices as it slashes seven per cent of its workforce...

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition teased

Mazda has previewed the MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition with a blurry image (above) this week, ahead of its official reveal at the Chicago motor show early next month. The Japanese roadster turns 30 this year, and Mazda is debuting the limited-run special at the same place the original MX-5 did in 1989...

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Mazda MX-5 Owner Reviews

1989 Mazda MX-5 review

It’s almost 30 years since the covers came off the original Mazda MX-5 at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. Since that time, well over a million MX-5s have been delivered all around the world. It can probably be argued that the MX-5 is both the genesis and ultimate expression of Mazda’s 'zoom zoom' philosophy...

1993 Mazda MX-5 Clubman review

With a lovable smile and cheeky wink, the Mazda MX-5 arrived on Australian shores in 1989. Arising from the ashes of the Lotus Elan and its contemporaries, the MX-5 combined the British roadster charm with Japanese reliability – a formula that reminded Mazda what ROI meant. Fast-forward to 1994, and the updated MX-5 was released with a new 1...

1990 Mazda MX-5 review

Last month I bought a new car. And when I say new car, it would have been new back in April 1990. These days my original NA-series Mazda MX-5 is 28 years old. In an age of increasing technological features and safety standards, squeezing into the tiny MX-5 is like stepping back to a bygone era. The first thing you notice is the diminutive size of the vehicle...

2005 Mazda MX-5 review

An MX-5 review, or as I like to think about it, my Ferris Bueller fantasy. The story of this car begins with the death of my father, who was a mechanic and used car salesman. I grew up watching him buy, repair and sell hundreds of different cars over the years. He was a bit of a boozer and a rat bag, but he was my dad, so naturally I became a car nut as well...

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