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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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2021 Mazda MX-5 ND GT RF SKYACTIV-Drive Machine Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Targa

  • 1 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Feel pure excitement with the Mazda MX-5 RF with standard features such as Auto Retractable roof, Cloth trim seats, Advanced keyless entry, 17? Alloy wheels, Reverse Camera, Rear Sensors, Satellite Navigation and Climate control air-conditioning. The RF is equipped with a powerful 2.0L 4 cylinder DOHT petrol engine. Available in both Manual and Automatic transmission. Feel the excitement today! Here at Mazda, we are proud to offer our customers a full range of serv

$55,836Drive Away^
Hillcrest, QLD

Dealer new
14 hours ago

2017 Mazda MX-5 K MY17 RF GT Grey 6 Speed Automatic Convertible

  • 17301 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2017 Mazda MX-5 K MY17 RF GT Grey 6 Speed Automatic Convertible

$38,999
Dapto, NSW

Dealer used
10/06/2021

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

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF GT Automatic Convertible

  • 33000 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto

Please no time wasters This 2017 Soul Red Crystal 2-door Mazda MX-5 RF ND is powered by a SKYACTIV 2.0-litre engine with 6-speed sport automatic transmission which can output 118kw and 200Nm. This MX-5 is in mint condition. The vehicle has ONLY travelled 33000kms. -Low kms -Soul Red exterior -Ceramic coating -Black leather interior -Electric Targa top -Keyless entry -Push button start -Blind spot alert -Heated seats -Bose sound system -Headrest speakers -Automatic climate control -Cruise contro

$37,880
Adelaide CBD, SA

06/05/2021

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

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.