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2019 Mazda MX-5 RF long-term review: Farewell

After months of driving the MX-5, did we find it practical and comfortable enough to live with?

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF long-term review: Urban driving

The MX-5 is a perfect city car, and in this update we tell you how it tackles the concrete jungle. ‘Max’ the 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF has had its fair share of spending time in the heart of Melbourne, and no surprise, it is a comfortable little two-seater to navigate through tight streets and carparks. The 2019 updates make city driving easier with its more powerful 2...

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF long-term review: Road trip

We take the little sports car on a road trip to Victoria's Yarra Valley to explore some windy roads. Our long-termer, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF, has spent all its time in and around the city since it’s been with us. It’s been itching to get out on the open road, though, and so have we...

Mazda MX-5 old v new: 1990 Limited Edition v 2019 30th Anniversary Edition

Bookmakers may well have offered odds of a million-to-one that a 20-year-old budding American motoring writer could single-handedly convince a Japanese car maker to build a new sports car. Especially when the manufacturer already had one. Yet Bob Hall’s brainchild for a lightweight roadster that revived the spirit of 1960s British MGs, Triumphs and Austin-Healeys not only made it into production but has gone on to surpass more than a million sales...

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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

2019 Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 GT manual

One of these things is quite like the other, but despite close ties, this pair of roadsters arrive at different outcomes.

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...

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Mazda MX-5 News

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Mazda open to electrifying MX-5 – report

Mazda is considering electrifying its iconic MX-5. Don’t worry, though – the company is being careful not to mess with the drop-top’s successful formula. Autocar reports Mazda management is considering hybrid or all-electric power for the next (fifth) generation of MX-5. Its low production volume, however, could allow the MX-5 to skate by without being electrified...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: LIVE from our 11-ute comparison

Join us for our first episode of Automotive Industry Insights with Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Josh Dowling, live from the Melbourne 4x4 Proving Ground for our massive 2019 dual-cab ute comparison! We get to know the new CarAdvice and Drive CEO, Alex Parsons. Kez Casey compares the 2019 Abarth 124 Spider and Mazda MX-5 Roadster...

2015 Mazda MX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2015 model-year ‘ND’ MX-5 sports car over concerns a metal bracket on the vehicle’s under-cover could come loose while driving. “The metal bracket may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users,” the company says in the recall notice...

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Mazda MX-5 Owner Reviews

2007 Mazda MX-5 Touring LE review

The NC MX-5 had been my dream car since my dad had an RC. I had accidentally sold my Micra thinking I'd get into a cheap 1998-2003 CLK, but when I found that car was boring to drive and the Micra had already been sold, I panicked, doubled my budget and bought the cheapest MX-5 I could see online. It took me five seconds of driving the MX-5 to make the decision...

2007 Mazda MX-5 Touring LE review

I wanted a coupe/convertible and was about to spend $40k on a 2007 BMW Z4 3.2-litre with low kilometres. I'd test driven a Z4, but as I'd owned a 1989 MX-5 brand new, and had liked it, I saw a 2007 MX-5 in a mate's car yard and took it for a spin. It has a 2-litre, 6-speed drivetrain, with a limited slip diff, Bose stereo, full leather upholstery, and reasonable boot space - considering the retractable roof...

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF GT (Black Roof) review

I've always enjoyed driving and after owning a tuned XR5 Turbo for 8 years, I had the desire to go back to a car that was all about the drive, not just power. Taking a Toyota 86 for a spin left me feeling a bit underwhelmed, however, after sliding in to the cabin of a Mazda MX-5 RF I knew I was onto something special...

2001 Mazda Mx-5 review

Best-selling roadster in history… Most raced car in the world… Hairdresser’s car…? Whatever label you use to describe the Mazda MX-5, its impact on the motoring world can’t be denied. For a vehicle to inspire such passion amongst its loyal, diverse and often obsessive fanbase across the globe, there clearly must be something pretty special about the two-seat roadster...

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