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2021 Mazda MX-5 GT RS review

The track-focused MX-5 GT RS isn't just a track weapon. The subtle changes make an already impressive road car even better. And it might be the last of its kind as well.

2021 Mazda MX-5 GT RS track review

The MX-5 has long been a popular option for club racers and weekend track blasts. Now Mazda has a slightly more track-oriented version ready to roll from showrooms.

On the skids – driver training post-COVID-19

I don’t need to tell you all twice that lockdown can have plenty of ill effects on the mind, body and soul. We all did our part, hopefully, for the greater good of our society, and it had to be done. Please understand this is merely an observation, and far from a complaint. With some restrictions easing, certainly in NSW, entertainment venues are now starting to open back up...

Project cars: 2005 Mazda MX-5 SE

Since starting at CarAdvice, I figured it would be wise to brush up on my driving skills. Naturally, we do a lot of driving, mainly on public roads. Reasonably frequently however, we’re out on the track, or at an event, driving cars well beyond our limits, and sometimes the vehicle’s too, in safe and controlled environments...

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...

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...