Mazda MX-5 2.0 [184] 100th Anniversary Edition 2dr Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP £30,010What Car? Target Price£29,210
Review

The Mazda MX-5 is a terrific two-seat convertible that's great to drive and won't cost a fortune to buy or own. It might not offer the blood and thunder acceleration of the more expensive machines in the sports car class, but with its free-revving engines, sweet gearbox and nimble handling, it’s difficult to beat for pure driving enjoyment.

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Built to celebrate Mazda's centenary in 2020, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition features bespoke white and burgundy paintwork and burgundy interior trim, alongside bespoke badging on the floor mats, key fob and alloy wheels. Just 100 examples will be sold in the UK, but its high price makes it difficult to recommend.

If your budget can stretch to it, this 2.0-litre engine adds a useful dose of power to the MX-5. Stiffer suspension (which is still comfortable) and a limited-slip differential all help it add up to a wonderfully capable and agile sports car, even if the outright acceleration is some way off its more expensive rivals. It still provides surprisingly good economy, too. Only available with Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech trims.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

130

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

155

g/km

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