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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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2015 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-Drive White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Roadster

  • 111651 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2015 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-Drive White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Roadster

$27,980
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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

  • 22088 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

ONE OWNER FROM NEW VERY LOW KLMS LOG BOOKS SERVICE HISTORY 2 KEYS CLASSIC SPORTS CAR MAZDA MX5ND GT Roadster 2dr SKYACTIV-MT 6sp 2.0i Price $37,998* Excl. Govt. Charges Kilometers 22,088 km Colour White Transmission 6 speed Manual Body 2 doors 2 seat Convertible Engine 4 cylinder Petrol Aspirated 2.0L Registration Plate 1HHY566 Build Date October 2017 Compliance Date October 2017 Stock 61751 ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM PERTH CBD TC

$37,998
Morley, WA

Dealer used
14/06/2021

Mazda Mx-5 Roadster Manual ND 2015

  • 71500 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

For sale is my 2015 ND MX-5 in manual with 12 months registration. - 2.0L - 71,500 km - average fuel use has been 7L/100km (always filled with 98) - full service history - ceramic white metallic paint in fantastic condition - very reliable and fun car, only selling because I have a newborn coming. - comes with loads of extras worth around $4000 and stock parts. Extras: - Whiteline front and rear swaybars - Cusco front and rear strut brace - Goodwin motorsports superstreet exhaus

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$27,000
Kingswood, NSW

12/06/2021

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

2015 Mazda Mx-5 Gt 6 Sp Automatic 2d Roadster

  • 40387 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Selling without plates. If you would like to keep the plates, they will be extra. The car has also been fitted with racing paddle shifters and a sports exhaust. The misses and I are expecting our first, so I bought a CX-5 already, hence, selling our MX-5. Regrettable as this is truly an amazing 2 door car!

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$29,999
Maroubra, NSW

25/05/2021

2019 Mazda Mx-5 Roadster Gt 6 Sp Manual 2d Convertible

  • 9289 km
  • Convertible
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Lowball offer will be ignored Negotiation on Price if u really love it Fantastic driver’s car 6sp manual with light weight and ND2 horsepower is increased around 30hp. more fun than ND1 Full car no damage and scratches on the paint. Car is in Showroom conditions Feel free to ask questions and inspect. this car colour is pearl white. It’s Said to sell it because I need bigger car for work. Car is perfect condition. No accident. No issues with it. 9H ceramic coating for the whole car including

$39,970
Rosebery, NSW

23/04/2021

2017 Mazda Mx-5 6 Sp Automatic 2d Roadster

  • 28000 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Selling my mx5 2017 soft top Like new Full history No movi or damage at all $1000 worth paint protection with 15 years warranty Quick sell and slightly negotiable

$35,000
Calamvale, QLD

08/04/2021

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.

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$34,000Negotiable
Camden, NSW

22/02/2021

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.