Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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35 reader reviews for Mazda MX-5 Open.
  • 2.0i Sport 2dr

    monique burchell , united kingdom . Date: 30/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought this after much thought against Honda S2000 ... fantastic car handling awesome ... verging on the mental if you switch the DSC off!! ... Overall great car ... However is to petrol what george best was to alcohol .... do not believe fuel economy stats .. Interior excellent however lack of air con is an issue ... found it quite noisy on motorway compared to previous Audi A4 convertible and boot space laughable but hey ho .... if you want something to thrash about in at the weekend then nothing can touch it ... top fun ..

  • 1.8i 2dr

    Dominic Shaw , Norfolk . Date: 13/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    All the comments here are correct - the new shape MX-5 is excellent. My girlfriend and I are lucky enough to have one as a second car (first car BMW 1 series) and its proved to be great fun. The first car doesn't get a look in now!

    The build quality is superb and the drive always puts a smile on your face. I've had a couple of hairy moments when I've been a bit heavy with my right foot around corners but the car is so easy to control its never a problem.

    We did consider some other cars - the Mini Cooper convertible and the Peugeot 207 CC but none came close to the drivability of this car.

    If you are looking for a very competitively priced 2 seater I'd suggest at least trying one.

  • 1.8i 2dr

    Chris Howells Date: 18/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Great car. I previously owned a 3 series convertible and thought I would 'downgrade' to an MX-5 to reduce running costs. Not only have I reduced my running costs significantly- but I now have a better car.

    However, only buy if (like me) you do not have a family to consider- unless you plan to use this as a second car.

  • 1.8i 2dr

    Alison Hall , northumberland . Date: 21/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for eight months now and even in the muddy winter, I still love driving it.

    It looks fantastic and is really comfortable with a perfect, snug driving position. The only slight problem is that the seat does not go quite far enough back for me (at over 6ft).

    My partner and I spent two months touring Europe in the summer and managed to fit all our luggage in the car without too many problems.

    The highlights of the trip included reaching an indicated 130mph on the autobahn and a lap of the Nurburgring. The handling of the car is superb and in the dry it has so much grip and balance. In the wet, at least in rural Northumberland where we live, the car will slide its tail very easily in tight turns in low gears. It is easily controllable and great fun!

    In 15,000 miles, we have had one service at a very reasonable £90. Other than the 2.0-litre version, I cannot think of a better car for two 22-year-olds without kids. If you can live with two seats, buy one!

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