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2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review

The Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition gives keen drivers a more capable car, but is it worth the spend?

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...

Would you spend $10,000-plus to improve your lap time by two seconds?

This story has a long gestation, beginning as it does back in October last year. CarAdvice co-founder Tony Crawford, was given the enviable task of representing CarAdvice (and Australia)  in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational, an SCCA sanctioned race meet at the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California...

Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...

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Mazda MX-5 Videos

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...

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.

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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

2018 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specs

The updated 2018 Mazda MX-5 range has been detailed this week, headlined by new equipment, suspension updates and increased colour options. Price of entry has been increased by $100 to $33,440 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 1.5-litre Roadster manual, while GT models are $1320 dearer than before...

Owner Reviews: Best of January, 2018

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they're like! Here are our five favourites from January, along with the story that inspired the most comments...

Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition now on sale

The Mazda MX-5 Limited Edition has officially gone on sale in Australia, with just 110 available nationally. Priced at $55,790 drive-away, the MX-5 RF Limited Edition gets a host of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades to make the Japanese sports car even sportier...

Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition detailed

Mazda Australia is now taking expressions of interest for the MX-5 RF Limited Edition, which features several equipment and mechanical upgrades to give the Japanese sports car an even sharper edge. Just 110 units will be available locally, and the special MX-5 appears to be identical to the MX-5 RF RS revealed for the Japanese market last November...

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Mazda MX-5 Owner Reviews

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...

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF GT review

When the all-new MX-5 was released in September 2015, Mazda replaced the retractable hardtop model with a soft-top convertible – a retrospective step of taking the MX-5 back to its origins as a lightweight convertible sports car. It was applauded by motoring journalists and enthusiasts as a return to affordable, fun, top-down motoring the Mazda MX-5 had been known for...

2016 Mazda MX-5 GT Review

Mazda has put a lot of thought into this car and the end result is a very useable car that has an aura of quality about it. Great fun to drive and everything is easy to use. Seats are comfortable with a good driving position. The soft top is quick and easy to use. I am 1.8 metres tall and have not had any issues at all...

2005 Mazda Mx-5 Limited Review

Great car for any motoring enthusiast who appreciates handling and balance over outright power. You can have so much fun in this car, without it ever getting out of control - discover the limits slowly and safely and when you push beyond them, the car is communicative, balanced and agile enough to allow you to bring it back into your chosen line...

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2018 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specs

2018 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specs

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review
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