What used Mazda MX-5 sports will I get for my budget?
Prices for a Mazda MX-5 start at around £14,000 for a 1.5-litre version, which is a good price considering the popularity of the car means it tends to hold on to its value very well. If you allow around £15,000 to £18,000 you should have your choice of good used MX-5s, but to keep up to date with used prices use our free valuation tool to make sure you are getting the best deal.
How much does it cost to run a Mazda MX-5 sports?
Since even the more powerful 2.0-litre petrol has a combined average fuel economy of 40.9mpg, fuel costs are very reasonable. The 1.5-litre unit has an even better combined average of 47.1mpg.
Road tax for pre-April 2017 cars is £135 for the 1.5 or £190 for the 2.0. In April 2017, the tax system was altered to be a flat rate of £140, applied to all vehicles registered after this date.
Servicing costs are not quite as cheap as mainstream rivals, but they won’t be the worst out there. And if you do find a cheaper like-for-like service at an independent garage, Mazda will aim to match it.