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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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Top2015 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-Drive Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Roadster

  • 24127 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE!!! TO SECURE THE VEHICLE SIMPLY GIVE ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY STAFF A CALL TODAY!!! We are only located 10 minutes north of the CBD, and all of our vehicles are workshop checked and tested, and we can arrange delivery anywhere in Australia. We also have competitive Finance & insurance packages available that can be catered to your specific needs. ENQUIRE NOW AND SECURE YOUR VEHICLE TODAY!!! (Price excludes government charges) FT

$35,998
Morley, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

Top2017 Mazda MX-5 K GT Red 6 Speed Manual Roadster

  • 26640 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2017 Mazda MX-5 ND GT Roadster 2dr SKYACTIV-MT 6sp 2.0i in red with blue tooth, allys, CD, air conditioning, central locking, airbags, These are just a few of the features associated with this vehicle, for more information, please dont hesitate to call our professional sales team directly, which is headed by Robert Wright our Used Car Manager who will make your next purchasing experience peace of mind decision. We are an award-winning 5-star customer service Toyota dealer. Thinking Finance,

$38,990
Ulladulla, NSW

Dealer used
10/06/2021

Top2016 Mazda MX-5 K GT Black 6 Speed Manual Roadster

  • 37669 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehicles available under cover at one convenient location, our best price first fixed-price philosophy equals better value for you and provides a simple no-haggle, no-hassle vehicle buying experience.

$35,977
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
10/06/2021

Top2016 Mazda MX-5 ND GT SKYACTIV-Drive Soul Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Roadster

  • 45285 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Stunning convertible coupe done only 45000 kms, full service history, powerful 2.0 litre engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, sat nav, luxurious sports style leather seating, push button start, paddle shift, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, alloy wheels, reverse camera plus more. Lovely vehicle.

$31,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
15 hours ago

Top2015 Mazda MX-5 GT AUTO GEM REAL HEAD TURNER FROM $111PW

  • 94000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

CHECK OUT THIS STYLISH HEAD TURNER ! GO TOPLESS ANY TIME YOU WANT IN THIS LITTLE BEAUTY ! AUTOMATIC / LOW KLMS / MECH A1 LOOKS AND DRIVES FANTASTIC 1ST TO SEE WILL BUY ! $25990 PLUS ONROADS OR FINANCE FROM $111PW EASY TERMS Www.stylishrides.com.au CALL THE STYLISH TEAM TODAY O42658O552 WE HAVE 3 ONSITE FINANCE BROKERS THAT HAVE ACCESS TO UP TO 40 LENDERS AND WILL GET YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME ACCORDING TO YOUR SITUATION ! CALL OUR STYLISH TEAM FOR MORE INFO O42658O552 Find us on Faceboo

$111
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
11/06/2021

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

  • 45285 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Stunning convertible coupe done only 45000 kms, full service history, powerful 2.0 litre engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, sat nav, luxurious sports style leather seating, push button start, paddle shift, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, alloy wheels, reverse camera plus more. Lovely vehicle.

$31,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
15 hours ago

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

  • 24127 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE!!! TO SECURE THE VEHICLE SIMPLY GIVE ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY STAFF A CALL TODAY!!! We are only located 10 minutes north of the CBD, and all of our vehicles are workshop checked and tested, and we can arrange delivery anywhere in Australia. We also have competitive Finance & insurance packages available that can be catered to your specific needs. ENQUIRE NOW AND SECURE YOUR VEHICLE TODAY!!! (Price excludes government charges) FT

$35,998
Morley, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

2015 Mazda MX-5 GT AUTO GEM REAL HEAD TURNER FROM $111PW

  • 94000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

CHECK OUT THIS STYLISH HEAD TURNER ! GO TOPLESS ANY TIME YOU WANT IN THIS LITTLE BEAUTY ! AUTOMATIC / LOW KLMS / MECH A1 LOOKS AND DRIVES FANTASTIC 1ST TO SEE WILL BUY ! $25990 PLUS ONROADS OR FINANCE FROM $111PW EASY TERMS Www.stylishrides.com.au CALL THE STYLISH TEAM TODAY O42658O552 WE HAVE 3 ONSITE FINANCE BROKERS THAT HAVE ACCESS TO UP TO 40 LENDERS AND WILL GET YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME ACCORDING TO YOUR SITUATION ! CALL OUR STYLISH TEAM FOR MORE INFO O42658O552 Find us on Faceboo

$111
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
11/06/2021

2016 Mazda MX-5 K GT Black 6 Speed Manual Roadster

  • 37669 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehicles available under cover at one convenient location, our best price first fixed-price philosophy equals better value for you and provides a simple no-haggle, no-hassle vehicle buying experience.

$35,977
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
10/06/2021

2015 Mazda MX-5 K GT Red 6 Speed Manual Roadster

  • 41226 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehicles available under cover at one convenient location, our best price first fixed-price philosophy equals better value for you and provides a simple no-haggle, no-hassle vehicle buying experience.

$30,989
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
10/06/2021

2017 Mazda MX-5 K GT Red 6 Speed Manual Roadster

  • 26640 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2017 Mazda MX-5 ND GT Roadster 2dr SKYACTIV-MT 6sp 2.0i in red with blue tooth, allys, CD, air conditioning, central locking, airbags, These are just a few of the features associated with this vehicle, for more information, please dont hesitate to call our professional sales team directly, which is headed by Robert Wright our Used Car Manager who will make your next purchasing experience peace of mind decision. We are an award-winning 5-star customer service Toyota dealer. Thinking Finance,

$38,990
Ulladulla, NSW

Dealer used
10/06/2021

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!

Contactless
$28,000
Maroubra, NSW

25/05/2021

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.