What used Mazda MX-5 coupe will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Mazda MX-5 coupe?
Official fuel economy stands at 38.7mpg and 36.7mpg for the 1.8 and 2.0-litre models respectively, while the Sport drops to 34.5mpg. However, in the real world you'll struggle to achieve these figures if you enjoy the car's performance to the full.
The 1.8-litre is cheaper to insure, at group 11, compared with the 2.0-litre at group 13. The 1.8 generates 174g/km of CO2, with the 2.0 at 183g/km. Revised, more efficient engines when the car was facelifted in 2009, bringing the 1.8-litre down to 167g/km and the 2.0-litre to 177g/km.
Mazda dealers are excellent for servicing, but using one of the many independent specialists will save money, especially on cars out of warranty. A great reputation and desirable image mean that the MX-5 depreciates slower than most cars, so you'll lose less money in the long run.