Probably the most fun car i have had the pleasure of owning.
Great feed back through the chassis and sharp pin point steering.
Very simple and easy to use soft top, roof can be up in seconds not minutes. Only draw back is the servicing costs if you use a main dealer.
Fun to drive and reasonably practical for every day use to and from work. Good on longer journeys eg motorway driving. Not at all tiring. Can carry an amazing amount of luggage and/or shopping so long as there is no passenger!
Fun with the top down. Bit skittish on greasy/icy roads but soon back under control. Excellent cornering.
Amazingly economical to run - compares favourably with a "hot-hatch" eg Golf GTi. Insurance much lower than you might expect for a spots car.
Only the second car I've owned (out of about 10/12 very different cars) that consistently puts a smile on my face every time I drive it!
Great dynamics, a taught chassis and flexible 1.8 engine combined with the low-slung sports car design mean Mazda have achieved "zoom-zoom" enjoyment.
The boot is a practical size for me and it's easily usable as a day-to-day car.
Combine this with Mazda reliability, a great dealer in Alan Gibson of Basingstoke and good residuals, I'm looking forward to at least 3 years of trouble free motoring.
My only complaints will be the very short 9k mile servicing intervals which really are only oil changes except for every 3rd service which should be unecessary with modern engines.
I have owned this car for four months. I've had many cars over the last 20 years of driving and, after being a bus driver for the last three years, I had got to the stage where I didn't like driving much.
I part-exchancged my Sedona for the MX-5 and it's like being born again. The hardest thing is trying to keep within the speed limit. The car feels so solid and safe you feel that you can take any bend at any speed - it just sticks to the road.
With the roof down, driving along country lanes, I'm in heaven. I'm six foot tall and there's plenty of room. The boot can take a couple of weekend bags easily, and I get around 30 miles to the gallon. I never fancied a sports car before, always going for big cars, but what have I been missing? What can I say? It's a fantastic car.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!