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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...

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF long-term review: Cabin comfort and practicality

How much stuff can you fit into an MX-5? We find out!

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

In this update, we put the spotlight on the MX-5's infotainment system.

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

Meet ‘Max’, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF. Yep, we spent many hours coming up with that name for the latest addition to our long-term fleet. Over the next three months, we will report on how the MX-5 tackles day-to-day life, through the city, country, and a road trip thrown in for good measure. Also, we will take a look at its infotainment and interior...

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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...

What's the best fun car? 17 'hot' cars under $60k tested!

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

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...

CarAdvice podcast 159: LIVE at the new $65 million BMW Sydney showroom!

This week Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Paul Maric are live from the newly-refurbished BMW Sydney in Rushcutters Bay! In car news, Mercedes-Benz has slammed stamp duty increases on luxury cars, the 2019 Toyota HiLux will now feature AEB as standard, the Holden Commodore has some problems with its LS3 V8 fuel injectors, and Genesis has plans for a hydrogen car and massive SUV rollout...

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition sold out Down Under

Mazda's very orange MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition has sold out in Australia, with the majority headed for Victoria. A third of Australia's 30-unit allocation is headed to Victoria, while nine will make their way to New South Wales, four to Queensland, three to the ACT, two to South Australia and one to Tasmania...

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Mazda MX-5 Owner Reviews

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...

2007 Mazda Mx-5 Coupe review

My midlife crisis has been a lifelong affair. With 25 different cars under my belt in 32 years of driving, I’m about to turn 50 knowing I’ve been faithful to my wife but not a manufacturer. And for those contemplating purchasing the quintessential midlife convertible, read on. My grandfather owned 17 motorbikes in his life and the challenge to beat this number in any form of vehicle was an early goal...

2015 Mazda Mx-5 GT review

I had my ‘quarter life crisis’ towards the end of 2017. I realised that life’s too short to wait until you’re an empty nester to experience the thrill of driving through twisty mountain roads with the roof down, feeling the breeze through your hair (while you still have it). Hence why there is a red convertible sitting in my garage...

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