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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...

2017 Mazda Mx-5 RF review

How much car do you really need? Do you need another SUV? Do you need a 5 door hot hatch? Or do you just need something to drive to work, get the shopping and go out in on the weekend? The ND RF MX5 presents a compelling argument to take over the role of your everyday car, not just a weekend cruiser. It is easy to drive. It is cheap to run...

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...

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...

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