8Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5

4.4

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4.4 (17)
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4.4 (16)
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4.5 (17)
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3.5 (14)
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4.9 (15)
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4.2 (13)
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4.9 (14)
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4.6 (14)
Fuel Efficiency
4.7 (14)
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5.0 (14)
Interior Design
4.1 (15)
Boot Size
2.9 (15)
Comfort
4.0 (15)
Features
4.0 (15)
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Cameron
CameronNSWSydney, NSW110 posts
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CameronNSWSydney, NSW110 posts
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Ted the Magician
Ted the MagicianVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
  ND

Great car

Great car. Have never had any issues with it.

Very reputable brand

Sam
Sam
  NC

A fantastic sports car

I have owned my 2009 mx5 since 2019, I wish I had gotten it sooner. It's not a very practical car however the pure joy it gives you more then makes up for that fact. I commute from the Gold Coast to Brisbane in this car daily and at times in peak hour traffic I wish I had an automatic but the feelings you get when you drive the mx5 is amazing this has to be my most enjoyable car in the price range. I mostly service the car myself as it really is an easy car to work on and touch wood the car has not had any major issues. Honestly, if you want a fun sports car then I highly recommend a mx5 Show details
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Denis P.
Denis P.NSWSydney, NSW2 posts
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Agc96
Agc964211QLD, 421119 posts
  ND

It’s been the perfect purchase

I purchased my 2021 MX-5 in September after seriously struggling with customer service from another Euro brand .The staff at Southport Mazda Gold Coast have been brilliant with everything. The car is fabulous it drives and handles brilliantly the MX5 just hugs corners. I highly recommend Luke at Southport Mazda GC he really has a complete grasp of providing exceptional customer service. Show details
Ozzy
OzzyTASHobart, TAS4 posts
  NB

The best fun on the best budget

Our Mazda has reached just shy of 300,000km on the ODO and the only maintenance has been a new fuel pump. This comes despite her being completely flogged reached the rev limiter almost daily. If you want to drive round corners fast and have genuine fun driving but don’t wanna be constantly worries about breaking a more expensive car, this is the one for you. Show details
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Ura A.
Ura A.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
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Mark
MarkQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  ND

Versatile sports car

Purchased my Mazda MX5 ND/RF 135kw in June 2020. As the owner of a number MX5’s since 1993 I have always found the ownership experience as been totally positive. I may not fit the normal sports car owner profile, my MX5’s have not been purchased as daily drives. This ND RF package is winner in all categories. Although I purchased privately, my local dealer has welcomed my service custom with open arms. Show details
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Dean S.
Dean S.NSWSydney, NSW6 posts
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Peter
PeterVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts
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Battery continually goes flat

I look after a 2017 Mazda Mx5 (2 litre) and the battery goes flat continually after 2/3 week of non driving. The owner lives overseas and I drive it every 1-2 weeks. I had the car back to the dealer several times and they can't find a fault, and I can't complain about their service, which is excellent. It is on its third battery and the problem persists. The internet is full of concerns from other drivers with the same issue and I'm wondering if others have had the same issue and is there a know fix for it.
Apart from that its a fabulous little car. Show details
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Kippers
Kippers2 posts
  NC

New toy

Just got new used nc on the weekend love it. This is the third Mx5 we have owned nb(2002) nc(2006) and now nc(2013)never had a problem with any of them .they are a great car for us older amateurs to play around with . Go and get one! Show details
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Joe P.
Joe P.12 posts
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325 km 1 month old and electric window broke

1 month old delivered Jan 2020-Mazda MX-5 RF GT top of the line- with 325km and the passenger window will not go up, broke first time used, unusable. Also the local Mazda dealer has absconded left town along with VW, Holden, and naturally Mazda (same dealer for 3 Manufacturers) and the nearest dealer is now 100kms. Very sorry this MX-5 was purchased. Waited 3 months to order and this MX-5 is a lemon. Show details
MARTYN
MARTYN
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Adrian B.
Adrian B.VICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC4 posts
  Verified ND

Miata is always the answer

I considered a lot of other cars before deciding to upgrade from my Mazda 3 to a 2016 Mazda MX5. Having had a '99 NB which I missed driving, I decided on the MX5. It was my daily driver, perfect for everything and a joy to drive. Sold it recently but can't wait to buy another one soon. Show details

Questions & Answers

Danny
Danny · MX-5 NC (2005-2014)

The inside light doesnt work.isit the fuse or the bulb? How can you reduce the fuel consumption to drive it economically?

Bob of gulf point
Bob of gulf point  

Light can be fussy. Use 98 petrol and drive at 5000 tp 6500 rpm. If that’s too expensive get a Hyundai.

Ron Shee
Ron Shee · MX-5

I have a 2006 mazda mx5. Is there any difference between a NC roadster and a NC coupe as there is a $220 difference in insurance premium between the two. Not sure to insure as a roadster or a coupe.

ShariKa
ShariKa  

The wiki page might answer that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_MX-5#Third_generation_.28NC.29 From what I can tell, there is a difference- I think soft-top vs hard-top (coupe).=?

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