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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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Mazda Mx5 Nb8a Automatic

  • 197000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Great looking car , presents very well Green metallic colour with tan interior Soft top is in great condition Straight body with good paint , little clear coat peel on the boot only Interior presents well Auto g box as you can see 197,000kms Car is still registered Can help with getting rwc separately Car has coilovers For more info msg me Can ship Australia wide

$8,000Negotiable
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

7 hours ago

2021 Mazda MX-5 RF GT Automatic Premium Soft Top Convertible

  • 0 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Brand New 2021 Mazda MX-5 RF GT Automatic Convertible Soft Top (June 2021) Don't wait to have your dream car! - Includes Premium Upgrades! * Includes 5 Year Warranty & 5 Year Road Side Assistance & 12 Months Registration & 3 Years Free Servicing Through Mazda Dealership * * Mazda Internal and Extrernal Protection Package (Worth Over $3000) * * Advanced Keyless Entry * * Premium Machine Grey Matalic Colour * * Blackview Premium Gold Duel Dash Cameras * * 9 Bose Audio Premium speakers

$66,000Negotiable
North Lakes, QLD

23 hours ago

2017 ND Mazda MX5

  • 111000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ND Mazda MX5 2017 Paint is called Ceramic Metallic Cream leather interior. Custom Exhaust (stock is available) Android Auto Upgrade After market wheels (stock available) Michallin pilot sport 4 tires Slotted and rotors and upgraded breakpads Upgraded swaybars Cold air intake Carbon fibre duck tail spoiler Regularly serviced with the best fluids and filters. Available immediately, test drives require a deposit. I'm located in Eglinton but happy to come to any serious buyer. I genuinely love t

$26,000Negotiable
Eglinton, WA

15/06/2021

1989 Mazda MX-5 NA Manual Sports Car

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$15,990Negotiable
Kotara, NSW

11/06/2021

1990 Mx-5 NA - Unfinished Project & Parts Bundle **Read Description

  • 180900 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual

Unfortunately selling my unfinished project mx-5 Mechanically perfect, except some lifters tick (which is a common and not serious issue with these vehicles). I have already bought a heap of accessories to fit, however I no longer have the time to work on it, and have already poured heaps of time and money into it. The car was originally red, the previous owner had painted it yellow (for some reason), and I am in the middle of having it resprayed, and was painting it the colour of the newer Mx-

$9,600Negotiable
Tamworth, NSW

07/06/2021

Wanted: Looking for Mx5 / Miata nb, na or nc

  • 0 km

Would rather a manual hardtop convertible nc, but looking for all kinds of mx5s or miatas around the 12k range

$12,000Negotiable
Blackwater, QLD

06/06/2021

Wanted: WTB: Mx-5 Na******1997 1.6

  • 120000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Wanting to buy a Mazda MX-5 NA that is moderately good condition. >130,000kms Hardtop and or soft top Minimal rust Working clutch Paint and dents do not matter as much Either 1:6 or 1:8litre Manual Ideally the car is close to Brisbane

$10,000Negotiable
Loganholme, QLD

04/06/2021

FOR SALE MX5 NB

  • 220000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

For sale MX-5 NB 1999 New soft top roof replaced New clutch replacement with machine flywheel Major service done Regularly serviced and maintained with mechanic receipts 220,000kms Rego until December 2021 Excellent condition with excellent paintwork for its age. Car is completely stock with no modifications done other than some interior cosmetic. Come and inspect price is negotiable.

$10,500Negotiable
Lidcombe, NSW

02/06/2021

1990 Mazda MX5

  • 270000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual

Have owned this car for nearly two years now and as much as it pains me to do this, I'd like to get a bit more serious about racing. So, rather than turning my lovely little drive to the track roadster into a dedicated race car, I'd love to see it go to a new home and continue to be enjoyed as it is. During my ownership I have replaced and refurbished the current soft top, had the front bar, sills and window frame restored professionally, spent thousands of dollars at SB auto tuning and workin

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$17,500Negotiable
Wollongong, NSW

02/06/2021

1990 MX5 na Miata manual

  • 225800 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Selling my 1990 Miata as l have other cars and don't have time to look after every one. Rego until 13th July 2021, all works done by MX5 Mania ,have all receipts.The body is in good condition, no rust. Feed BP 98# only. Pros Major service 2 months ago , New timing belt, New water pump, New cam cover gasket, New rear main seal, New tyres, New shift boot and rubber and rebuilt the shifter, New clutch, New radiator and thermostat, New alternator, New battery, Aftermarket exhaust and suspension, N

$19,500Negotiable
Parramatta, NSW

01/06/2021

1999 Mazda Mx-5 5 Sp Manual 2d Convertible

  • 185200 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Original unmodified 1999 Mazda MX5 in above average condition. Always kept undercover in a locked garage. Original soft top in good condition. Paint in good condition. Wheels in above average condition with very few marks. Service history with books. Tonneau cover. Good Bridgestone RE003 Tyres. Timing belt replaced at 143K. New front brake pads. New clutch master cylinder. Always run on 98 octane fuel. Upper and lower gear shift boots replaced. Leather gea

$11,750Negotiable
Royston Park, SA

26/05/2021

1999 Mazda Mx-5 4 Sp Automatic 2d Convertible

  • 161500 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Car is really good condition mechanically and aesthetically Bluetooth capable stereo HID Lights Original rims also available Air conditioning Rego expires 03/03/2022 I can bring the car to you around Sydney for you to have a look at it Make an Offer. Open to all reasonable offers

$12,999Negotiable
Bankstown, NSW

26/05/2021

2007 Mazda MX-5 6 Sp Manual 2d Convertible

  • 83857 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

June 2007 build MX5 2.0l 6 speed manual convertible with folding hard top. Very low mileage, and well looked after. Tan leather seats and door cards. The VIC rego was renewed only this month, so almost 12 months rego is included! Bose sound system, with exception of the head unit which is a more modern bluetooth unit. 90% tread left on the Pirelli P Zero tyres, 205/45R17, which is part of the factory upgrade package with Bilstein suspension. New battery and battery cover in the last few mon

$19,800Negotiable
Stawell, VIC

21/05/2021

1998 Mazda MX-5 Automatic Convertible

  • 429103 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

1 owner, regulary serviced. 12ths regerstration, Roadworthy Certificate available. 6 Stacker CD player in boot, rear spoiler, rear mudflaps, airconditioned, central locking. Minor body damage. Soft top in very good condition.

$9,950Negotiable
Moolap, VIC

19/05/2021

2016 Mazda Mx-5 Rf Gt 6 Sp Automatic 2d Convertible

  • 55000 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Up for sale is my beloved MX5 GT RF Black Roof Auto with the 2.0 SKYACTIV. Finished in Machine Grey metallic with the body and terracotta leather interior in great condition. Car has had full Mazda service history. Tyres and brakes with a long life ahead and new wipers recently changed. Am happy to provide previous service report. Mazda warranty valid until 27/9/21 and will be sold with rego. As standard this GT RF has - Electric targa roof - Auto wipers - Auto LED head lights - Bose s

$35,250Negotiable
One Tree Hill, SA

16/05/2021

Wanted: WTB: Mazda Mx5 NA

  • 0 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Wanting to buy a Mazda MX-5 NA that is in any condition that I can use as a base for a project car

$6,000Negotiable
Dora Creek, NSW

15/05/2021

Wanted: WTB MX5 NB for PARTS

  • 0 km
  • Other
  • Manual

Wanted to buy in good condition mechanically an MX5 NB. Body damage OK.

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Richmond, TAS

12/05/2021

2003 Mazda Mx-5 6 Sp Manual 2d Convertible

  • 220000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2003 MX5 NB8B 1.8L VVT TURBO. Engineered mod plated. 2 months Rego. *Doesn’t come with hardtop* Hi all, I’ve decided to sell this as I’m a apprentice and I have more important financial responsibilities adding up like buying equipment and bills. It has 2 months rego left, spent a bit of money tidying it up to get it registered. I work a lot and late hours too so I don’t really have a lot of time to actually enjoy it so I’d prefer if it went to someone who could make the most out of its poten

$16,500Negotiable
Keilor Downs, VIC

07/05/2021

2010 Mazda MX-5 COUPE Manual Coupe

  • 142822 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Great condition, always been garaged, nice interior. 4 months rego

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$20,000Negotiable
Bli Bli, QLD

04/05/2021

Mazda MX5 na 1990 mariner blue

  • 382000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Mazda MX5 na 1990 model manual power steer AC (needs regas)rego till 31/7/21 382000km on the clock but was told by previous owner it was rebuilt 90k ago no receipts but head definitely looks like it’s been overhauled. Had major service done including water pump timing belt seals diff and gearbox oils replaced 5000k ago Due for a oil change Recently overhauled rear calipers and fitted new discs and pads. Vehicle does have a couple of issues Rear main is leaking Idle is a little high rust arou

$9,500Negotiable
Botany, NSW

03/05/2021

Wanted: WTB: MANUAL NB MAZDA MX-5 SERIES 2

Want to buy Manual Series 2 NB Mazda MX-5 project car, have cash waiting willing to travel for right car.

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Mortdale, NSW

14/04/2021

Wanted: Mazda MX5/Miata in any condition.

  • 200000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

I am looking for an old Miata in any condition. I am happy to buy a worn out paint or worn out clutch or any condition, working or not working anything will go. Please contact me through message or on .

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Adelaide Airport, SA

31/03/2021

Mx5 2002 Titanium Limited Hard Top

  • 183000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Looking for quick sell. 2002 MX5 limited TitaniumEdition *Hard Top Only 150 made. I was going to keep this but my circumstances changed and not allow me to keep it. Very sad to see it go. Great condition. Long rego almost One year Cold aircond just regas. All services done included major services. New timing belt New water pump New thermostat New radiator New breaks pad all 4 Changed coolant Changed oil and filter Changed transmission oil New BC coil-over 6u9 wheels with Simi slick 90% treads.

$15,000Negotiable
Pyrmont, NSW

13/03/2021

2017 Mazda MX5 ND 2L GT

  • 24000 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual

2017 Mazda MX5 ND 2 litre. Only travelled 24,000km, log books and service history available. Great car to drive, price negotiable. Call for more information.

Contactless
$34,000Negotiable
Camden, NSW

22/02/2021

  • 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.