Used Mazda MX-5 1998 - 2005 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Ownership cost

Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mazda MX-5 Open 1998 - 2005

Ownership cost

What used Mazda MX-5 sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mazda MX-5 sports?

For a sports car, it's easy on the wallet. Insurance is reasonable at group 11 for the 1.6, 12 for the standard 1.8 and 13 for the 1.8 Sport.

Servicing and spares are, in the main, a little dearer than for a mainstream small family hatchback, but the car's simplicity and reliability mean repairs are seldom needed. Even fuel consumption is excellent at up to 36.7mpg overall for the 1.6 and 32.5mpg for the 1.8s.