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MAZDA MX-5 Used Car Review

In 1989 this compact, lightweight Japanese roadster emerged to invoke fond memories of great, affordable British sports cars of the past. One of the world's most popular sports cars ever since, the MX-5 has won countless fans with its engaging dynamics, affordable pricing and a retractable (soft or hard) roof that accessed open-air motoring.

Pros

Cons

  • Loveable small-capacity engines that like to rev
  • Superb manual gearshift action
  • Brilliantly agile handling yet rides comfortably
  • MX-5 models lacked Bluetooth until 2015 model
  • Latest 1.5L not as flexible as 2.0L engine
  • Interior quality has been patchy over years
  • Some ergonomic interior issues
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2005 Mazda MX-5 NC30F1 Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Softtop

  • 190700 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2005 Mazda MX-5 NC Series 1 Softtop 2dr Spts Auto 6sp 2.0i [Rel. Sep] FEATURES & EXTRA'S - VERY FUN CAR TO DRIVE - 4 CYL, AUTO - EXCELLENT SERVICE HISTORY - VERY EASY FOLD DOWN ROOF - LEATHER TRIM - BLUETOOTH - CD PLAYER WITH USB / AUX - SPORTS FRONT SEATS - MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL WITH PADDLE SHIFT - CURTAIN AIR BAGS - ELEC WINDOWS - CRUISE CONTROL - ALLOY WHEELS - REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING - THE DRIVE AWAY PRICE INCLUDES 6 MONTHS REGO - A

$18,990Drive Away^
Strathpine, QLD

Dealer used
26/06/2022

Top2017 Mazda MX-5 ND GT RF SKYACTIV-MT White 6 Speed Manual Targa

  • 27127 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Amazing Low Klms, One Local Owner, Put the top down and feel the windin your hari as you cruise the open roads in this sporty convertible.

$34,995
Glenorchy, TAS

Dealer used
27/06/2022

Top2007 Mazda MX-5 NC30F1 MY07 Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Softtop

  • 72821 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

WELCOME TO OUR MASSIVE MULTI-FRANCHISE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP 2007 Mazda MX 5 Automatic Convertible 2 Door. Immaculate!!! Only one owner from new with books and service history. Watch the heads turn as you cruise the streets in this 2007 Mazda MX-5 convertible. If you want to join the sports convertible market you wont find a better example than this. Equipped with a punchy 2.0 litre engine & six speed automatic your ready for some wind in the hair touring or just leave the top on and enjoy the

$26,999
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

Top2018 Mazda MX-5 ND GT RF SKYACTIV-Drive Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Targa

  • 8350 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

JUST DIRECT FROM A MAZDA LOW K' CAR FINANCE WITH SAME DAY TRADES WELCOME We are the region’s highest rated dealer on with a 4.7/5 Star Rating, we offer unrivalled vehicle quality and high standards across sales, service and parts. Look at our reviews and see why our customers rate us as one of the best! Our specialized Mazda consultants know the iconic brand inside out and can assist you in matching you with your ideal vehicle. We have tailored finance and insurance packages to sui

$47,990
Arncliffe, NSW

Dealer used
24/06/2022

Top2021 Mazda MX-5 ND GT RF SKYACTIV-Drive Deep Crystal Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Targa

  • 1007 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

**** End of Financial Year Demonstrator Sales Event now on **** this one is priced to clear **** we desperately need used car stock so guaranteed best trade in prices will be paid this month, we trade all makes and models **** Pay less when you finance, Mazda Finance tailored rates with on the spot approvals available on site and ask about our Guaranteed Future Value with Mazda Assured **** includes our 10 year/175,000 km warranty **** located one hour north of Brisbane ****

$54,590Drive Away^
Maroochydore, QLD

Dealer used
20 hours ago

Top2017 Mazda MX-5 ND Limited Edition RF SKYACTIV-MT Light Grey 6 Speed Manual Targa

  • 36507 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4

WELL MAINTAINED MX-5 Hard Top Just Serviced by our Highly Trained Techs and Ready for a New Home! Comes Packed with Features including Heated Leather Bolster Recaro Seats with Suede Inserts, Multifunction Steering Wheel, 17" Blacked out Alloy Wheels, Navigation and Plenty more... Get in Quick this one will not last Long at all!!! Come in now for a hassle free test drive from our friendly staff! We carry out a Full 130 point mechanical inspection and safety check, we also complete a servi

$45,490
Willagee, WA

Dealer used
26/06/2022

2016 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-Drive Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Roadster

  • 45082 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Buy with confidence knowing when you buy your Pre-Loved Car Blinkr you will drive out with complete peace of mind in a vehicle that has been inspected, tested and approved buy our Licensed Technicians. For your peace of mind 1. 12 Month Protection Plan. 2. 12 Month Roadside Assist. 3. 7 Day Money Back Guarantee. 4. No immediate expense i.e.: registration, Servicing on your car. Located 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD and 10 Minutes from Melbourne Airport we have over 300 cars to choose from,

$37,870Drive Away^
Strathmore Heights, VIC

Dealer used
59 minutes ago

2017 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-MT Red 6 Speed Manual Roadster

  • 57101 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Up market two door roadster with the punchy 2 litre engine, sporty six speed manual floor shift, luxurious leather trim, heated front seating, soft top convertible roof, keyless locking and unlocking, push button start, automatic aircon, SatNav, Bluetooth, safety of blind spot monitoring, ABS brakes, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, sporty 17inch alloy wheels. Low 57,000 with full service history. Immaculate condition throughout. We are a friendly and efficient company, t

$36,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2007 Mazda MX-5 NC30F1 MY07 Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Softtop

  • 72821 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

WELCOME TO OUR MASSIVE MULTI-FRANCHISE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP 2007 Mazda MX 5 Automatic Convertible 2 Door. Immaculate!!! Only one owner from new with books and service history. Watch the heads turn as you cruise the streets in this 2007 Mazda MX-5 convertible. If you want to join the sports convertible market you wont find a better example than this. Equipped with a punchy 2.0 litre engine & six speed automatic your ready for some wind in the hair touring or just leave the top on and enjoy the

$26,999
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2001 Mazda Mx-5 6 Sp Manual 2d Convertible

  • 130000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Only had 2 owners, 130,000kms on the clock and original kms The exterior and interior is very clean, manual convertible with clips in great working order, sheepskin seat covers. RWC Provided Selling for my father in law-Please call if you have any questions or like to view the car

$18,000
Kinglake, VIC

11 hours ago

2016 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-Drive Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Roadster

  • 61919 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.5L

The wind in your hair as you drive along the coast as the sun goes down you pullover and lift the easy to operate soft top roof into place with 2 simple clicks and you're protected from the elements. Life in this sporty Mazda MX-5 Roadster will be full of fun drives and good vibes! Short of Time? Buy Online!!! We offer a complete purchase option from the comfort of your home via our easy, stress free online purchasing plan. Our customer experience specialists are ready and waiting to tailor y

$31,990
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2016 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-Drive White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Roadster

  • 34430 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

This white 2016 Mazda MX-5 GT Roadster auto Convertible is a genuine one owner vehicle with logbooks and full service history. Immaculate condition!! Need Finance? Complimentary no obligation credit score assessment? Our expert Business Managers can tailor a car finance package to suit your individual needs and budget. We are located only minutes away from the M1 and M2 Motorways. Trade-Ins are always welcome and we can deliver to any state. Book a test drive today with one of our professional

$34,777
Pennant Hills, NSW

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2017 Mazda MX-5 K MY17 RF GT White 6 Speed Manual Convertible

  • 30263 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

GREAT FINANCE PACKAGES THROUGH TOYOTA FINANCE PERSONLAIZED RATE FIND OUT YOUR WEEKLY PAYMENT INQUIRE NOW REGISTERED MAY 2023 2017 MAZDA MX- 5 GT CONVERTIBLE 6 SPEED MANUAL IN GREAT CONDITION, ONLY 30263 KM WITH COMPLETE SERVICE HISTORY AS FOLLOWS 21/07******2016 KM 07/05******8436 KM 26/11/2019 17691 KM

$39,888
Waterloo, NSW

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2007 Mazda MX-5 NC30F1 MY07 Roadster Coupe Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hardtop

  • 129478 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2007 Mazda MX-5 NC30F1 MY07 Roadster Coupe Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Hardtop

$21,990Drive Away^
Pialba, QLD

Dealer used
15 hours ago

1999 Mazda Mx-5 5 Sp Manual 2d Convertible

  • 200000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Up for sale is my 1999 Mazda Mx-5. Has been a great little car, only selling because my partner keeps telling me I have too many cars. - 200,000km’s - Has already passed and has a current Roadworthy and will be sold with registration - Red leather interior - Soft top in good condition - Freshly serviced with new oil, filters and iridium spark plugs - Aftermarket head unit - Cat-back exhaust - Has the Mx5 SE suspension (slight height drop) but will also come with the stock suspension - New Cen

$12,000
Archerfield, QLD

16 hours ago

1990 Mazda MX-5 Manual Convertible

  • 124000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Up for sale, 1990 Eunos NA MX5, BRG, V Special edition. Very low kms and in great condition, have been told the price is too low however Im looking to only get out of the car what ive put in. The car has been an absolute pleasure to drive, I have owned it since early 2021, however due to work commitments I am not driving it much and regretfully looking to sell it, I was going to put plates on the car as seen in the pictures, they can come with the car. The car has 124,000kms, The car h

$16,000
Brisbane City, QLD

16 hours ago

2006 Mazda MX-5 NC30F1 MY07 Roadster Coupe Red 6 Speed Manual Hardtop

  • 155081 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

YES VEHICLE IS STILL AVAILABLE!! Immaculate condition after new paint. On the wova but repairs and passed Dept of Transport inspection. Please inspect and test drive. We are a family owned Business with two great locations who have been buying, Selling, and Trading pre-loved vehicles for over 25 years in the same community. We have an onsite Vehicle Loan Specialist to make Financing your next car Fast and Easy. Every vehicle sold includes Safety Certificate and most come with an Australia Wide

$19,990
Morayfield, QLD

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2001 Mazda MX-5 NB Black 6 Speed Manual Convertible

  • 121555 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

This MX-5 is in Excellent condition for its age and with only 121000ks you wont find better ! You wont see another one like this so call us no w as it wont last ! We are PERTHS LARGEST HOLDEN GMSV ISUZU UTE SUZUKI and CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP with over 500 Vehicles in stock all undercove r with " THE BIG ROOF " so we will always have a vehicle in stock that suits your needs. Quick and Easy same day Finance to approved customers .

$19,998
Cannington, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

2008 Mazda MX-5 NC30F1 MY07 Roadster Coupe Burgundy 6 Speed Manual Hardtop

  • 62009 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

We are Tasmania's largest and most reputable automotive dealer; stocking one of the largest ranges of vehicles throughout Australia. We have a variety of competitive finance and warranty options available and have an after sales team that provides service second-to-none. We welcome trade-ins and guarantee a competitive price for your existing vehicle or vehicles. Take delivery of your used vehicle at any of our locations throughout Tasmania or we can deliver it to your home if it makes things e

$24,990
Glebe, TAS

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2018 Mazda MX-5 ND (K) MY17 Roadster GT White 6 Speed Manual Convertible

  • 38949 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

This one owner 2018 Mazda MX-5 GT hardtop Convertible is now available for viewing and comes with the following: - 2 Keys, Service history & log books - SKYACTIV 6sp manual transmission - Unique Ceramic Metallic in colour - Optioned with Nappa leather heated seats and Electric Black Hardtop! - Infotainment screen displaying Reverse camera, GPS navigation system & Bluetooth connectivity for making calls safely on the go - Multi function steering wheel, designed to improve driving safety b

$44,888
South Hurstville, NSW

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2021 Mazda MX-5 ND GT RF SKYACTIV-Drive Deep Crystal Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Targa

  • 1007 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

**** End of Financial Year Demonstrator Sales Event now on **** this one is priced to clear **** we desperately need used car stock so guaranteed best trade in prices will be paid this month, we trade all makes and models **** Pay less when you finance, Mazda Finance tailored rates with on the spot approvals available on site and ask about our Guaranteed Future Value with Mazda Assured **** includes our 10 year/175,000 km warranty **** located one hour north of Brisbane ****

$54,590Drive Away^
Maroochydore, QLD

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2006 Mazda Mx5 auto $18000

  • 120000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Full logbook service 120000 km on the clock Full body ceramic coating Always fuel 98 Park indoor at all time

$18,000
Perth Airport, WA

21 hours ago

Wanted: WTB Mazda MX5

  • 200000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Must be manual And in good condition

$15,000
Glenorchy, TAS

21 hours ago

MX5 Mazda NA Roadster

  • 159000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

TRY TO FIND A BETTER ORIGINAL ONE WITH LOW KMS! More a dozen listed on Car Sales for over $20,000 & up to $30,000 for similar low kilometre examples! Bought off an old guy who had bought off an elderly lady! True! All original condition & never been tampered with! Even got the original Factory Roadster floor mats! Always been garaged on concrete floor! Absolutely no rust! Original factory hard top roof! Worth $3,000 min & in perfect condition! Soft top as well, but never have used it & win

$17,000NegotiableWas $22,000
Lindfield, NSW

Yesterday

2016 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-Drive Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Roadster

  • 61798 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Mazda MX-5 Dual Front Airbags Package Anti-lock Braking Bluuetooth Connectivity Cruise Control Electronic Brake Force Distribution Multi Function Control Screen Multi Function Steering Wheel Trip Computer Traction Control System Brake Assist AUX/USB Input Socket Multi Award winning Toyota Dealership NSW Number 1Toyota Certified Dealership Personalized Finance Packages Available Warranties and Insurances Available All Vehicles Fully Workshop Tested by Qualified Technicians One of Australia?s La

$36,990
Albion Park, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

1990 Rocket Bunny Mazda Mx5 Turbo

  • 40000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

1990 Rocket bunny Mazda Mx5 1.8l Turbo. Time has come.. I’m thinking of buying a house and I’ve got a work car so as much as I’ll regret this it might be time to move it on. All offers will be considered Engine bay: Engine was swapped out from a 1.6l to the 1.8l engine with a 6speed manual trans from a newer model Mx5 I believe the engine was built by the previous owner but have not opened it up as it’s been reliable and never needed to. So not sure what parts were used. All turbo fabricatio

$40,000Negotiable
Coconut Grove, NT

27/06/2022

2016 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-MT Black 6 Speed Manual Roadster

  • 115975 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2016 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-MT Black 6 Speed Manual Roadster

$31,990Drive Away^
Deer Park, VIC

Dealer used
27/06/2022

2006 Mazda MX-5 convertible automatic alloy wheels air conditioning logbook CD player abs

  • 149750 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Looking for a low klm sporty automatic convertible? You’ve just found it! This immaculate MX5 is the one you’ve been looking for. Features include Air conditioning Power steering Power windows Remote central locking Bose CD player Tinted windows Cruze control Abs brakes Airbags x4 Alloy wheels Driving lights Floor mats Full logbook service history

$19,990Drive Away^
Eagle Farm, QLD

Dealer used
27/06/2022

2017 MX 5 hardtop manual

  • 31000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Very lovely car , good condition inside out . Hardtop Only 31,000 km You won’t be disappointed. Selling due to getting an auto car for wife . Can be viewed in morley , Victoria park or Hillarys.

$38,500Negotiable
Morley, WA

27/06/2022

2017 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-MT Red 6 Speed Manual Roadster

  • 13800 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

THIS 2 SEATER CONVERTIBLE MX5 IS AN ABSOLUTE GLAMOUR! PRESENTS SUPERB INSIDE AND OUT! Only 13,800 KMS! THIS HEAD TURNING STUNNER IS SURE TO PLEASE AND JUST DRIVES SUPERB! IF YOU FANCY SOMETHING SPECIAL THIS COULD BE THE ONE FOR YOU!! Leather seats - Power steering - USB audio input - Satellite navigation (GPS) - Electric power assisted steering - Keyless start - Leather steering wheel - Remote central locking - Remote central locking - Hill holder - Cruise control - Power door mirrors - 17&quot

$37,988
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
27/06/2022

  • Common FAQs
  • The Mazda MX-5 is a classic-looking two-seater sports car available in either convertible or coupe body types.
  • The 2016 model MX-5's 1.5-litre engine can take you from a standing start to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds while the 2.0-litre powerhouse can beat that, hitting the mark in just 7.1 seconds, racing to a top speed of 215km/h.
  • Better than simply "good", the Mazda MX-5 can claim to be the "best" as the Wheels magazine's Car of the Year in 2016, beating 24 other nominees including the significantly more expensive marques such as the Audi TT and the Lexus RC.
  • The Mazda MX-5 is considered good value for money, and recent models (2017-19) on Gumtree command anywhere from $28,990 to $43,490 for a 6M RF GT. For those on a more limited budget, for example, a 2012 Mazda MX-5 can be snapped up for around $14,000.
  • The Mazda MX-5 1.5 L engine delivers 96 kW of power and 150 Nm of torque, whereas the 2.0 L engine gives a gutsier 118 kW of power and 200 Nm of torque.

Overview of the Mazda Mx5

Overview of the Mazda Mx5

In 1989 this compact, lightweight Japanese roadster emerged to invoke fond memories of great, affordable British sports cars of the past.

One of the world's most popular sports cars ever since, the MX-5 has won countless fans with its engaging dynamics, affordable pricing and a retractable (soft or hard) roof that accessed open-air motoring.

MAZDA MX-5 GENERATIONS

1989-1997

1998-2005

2005-2015

2015 on

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

1.5L 4-cylinder: 6.1 to 6.4 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder: 6.9 to 7.1 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder (pre-2015): 8.1 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO MAZDA MX-5

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: MAZDA MX-5 (2015 ON)

The first Mazda MX-5s have proven themselves to be very robust and durable, so it's no real surprise to learn that the all-new model from 2015 seems to represent more of the same.

About the only complaint we've heard is that some examples make a clunking noise from the rear suspension which has since been identified as a noise rather than a problem.

But we'd still drive any second-hand MX-5 through a commercial car-wash to check for leaks in the roof, but there's a high likelihood you'll almost never find one.

In the case of the sliding-roof RF model, make sure the roof works properly as it's a complicated set-up that requires proper alignment.

Beyond that, as with any sports car, check for accident damage. The rule of thumb is that if you can see where repairs have been made, they haven't been made properly.