Used Mazda MX-5 2005 - 2015 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Our recommendations

Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)
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  • Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)
  • Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)
  • Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)
  • Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)
  • Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)
  • Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)
  • Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)
  • Mazda MX-5 Open (05 - 15)

Our recommendations

Which used Mazda MX-5 sports should I buy?

There are far more roadsters than Coupe Cabriolets on the market. The first is cheaper to buy, but the second does have a slightly higher spec as standard, so it's not bad value.

Avoid the entry-level model, which come with steel wheels, unless it has the Option Pack fitted. This adds alloys, a leather steering wheel and cabin trim, and a stereo upgrade. The 1.8-litre model is fast enough, and slightly cheaper to run. However, if you want to make the most of the MX-5's agile chassis the 2.0-litre is best. The larger-engined model also comes with electronic stability control and side airbags as standard. The Sport, only available as a 2.0-litre, has alloys as standard, as well as leather upholstery and heated seats.