Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mazda MX-5 coupe?
Whether you're looking at a roadster or a Coupe Cabriolet, check the roof-folding mechanism, and that there are no signs of leaks, tears or damage. The Coupe Cabriolet's roof can stick half open, because of faulty position sensors.
Careless owners can leave the roof down in poor weather, so it's important to check for damp patches and water marks on seats and carpets.
Some owners complain of a strange buzzing noise from near the gearlever when the car is accelerating. Mazda says it's nothing to worry about.
The wheels can be incorrectly aligned, so check for any signs of uneven tyre wear.