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   Consumer Reviews of Mazda MX-5
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OVERALL RATING
 
4 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
4.5/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4.5/5 Interior Design
4.5/5
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Value for money
3.5/5 Engine Performance
4/5
4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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Rronnie
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4 reviews
12 points
0 forum posts Joined on 25-Jul-2006
Put a smile back on your face  Posted on 21 Sep 2017
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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After having owned and driven the previous 3 generation of the Miata, I am glad to say with the 4th generation, Mazda improved what we already thought was difficult to improve upon.
This little car is small, and fun to drive and it puts a big smile on your face each time you take it out.
This current version is set up slightly softer, hence it provides a more comfortable ride along Singapore expressways, but it does feel like it rolls in the bends, especially on the smaller twisty roads.
But overall great car, a lot closer to the original 1st Gen Miata.

What I like
The weight and the size are just perfect now.
The 1.5L really pulls all the way up to 7000 rpm
The sky activ engine is reliable and ecnomic

What I do not like
If I have to really find a complaint, there are no glove box and the boot is slightly small.
The biggest problem is while the 1.5L can be currently purchased for slightly over $110K, but it's available from PI only. Get the agent car and that will set you back way way more expensive.. Too expensive in fact, even for a 2L version. It just doesn't make sense at those prices.

Sitikchai
Neutral Newbie
6 reviews
19 points
2 forum posts Joined on 13-Aug-2009
The best affordable roadster but it could use some improvements  Posted on 27 Feb 2016
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 3/5
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I owned an NC 2005 MX-5 until June last year. It was great fun. Simple. Reliable. Playful. Great-sounding. Cheap interior plastics but very well-built. So I was looking forward to the ND series. The car surprised me and not all of it was good. Read my likes and dislikes below for a summary.

What I like
1. The way it looks inside and out. More aggressive and less feminine now.
2. Much improved interior plastics.
3. Bose speakers in the headrests.
4. Lighter than before.
5. Relatively affordable for an open-topped sports car built on a purpose built platform.
6. Small-sized the way a proper sports car should be.
7. Accurate linear steering.
8. Smoother automatic gearbox.
9. The roof - being lighter and shorter - is now much easier to raise.
10. Handles well but still rides with a well-damped firmness.
11. Mazda build quality. Everything feels solidly put together.
12. The wheel arches are now correctly sized. Mazda cars tend to have gigantic wheel arches that make even big wheels look small.

What I do not like
1. The body rolls more than expected.
2. The electric steering lacks feel.
3. The engine doesn't sound that great.
4. Stubborn Mazda still refused to give it at least 200 bhp. BBR of UK managed to extract 190 bhp from this engine without turbocharging.
5. NO GLOVEBOX!!!
6. Irritating removable cup holders.
7. Top of windscreen is now too close to the driver's forehead.
8. Roof is so light that now it doesn't drop down and lock in place automatically like in the old car. You have to reach over and push it down.
9. The seat is still mounted too high! It needs height adjustment. It needs to drop down another 1.5".
10. The brake pedal now feels soggy. The old one was firm and solid underneath your foot.
11. What happened to the old car's twin exhausts??? This is a sports car. How can you only have the exhaust on one side? BBR of UK fortunately has an aftermarket twin exhaust system that looks the part.

Lcsacc
Neutral Newbie
2 reviews
23 points
9 forum posts Joined on 20-Jun-2013
Exciting little roadster  Posted on 24 Dec 2015
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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If you like open-top and don't mind only 2-seater, this is a car that you would not regret. The driving is fun, especially when the top is opened. It sounds great, looks great, and handles great :)

What I like
- The driving of it, especially when open-top.
- Bose sound system with speakers on the seat headrest
- Quick and easy seat hood cover, even though it is manual.
- Blind-spot detector

What I do not like
- Engine sound not exciting
- Area around handbrake gets warm after some distance (above 20km)
- Rubber pedals. Should be alumnimium pedals instead.
- Auto start-stop works properly only when air-con is off. Otherwise it always fire prematurely before the brake pedal is lifted.
- Height of the seats cannot be adjusted
- Agent's car delivery experience and car servicing have lots of room for improvement

toyotapower
Neutral Newbie
7 reviews
24 points
0 forum posts Joined on 25-May-2015
What a lovely car!  Posted on 20 Nov 2015
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Have been looking forward to giving this car a try, and i was no disappointed. It's been very heavily anticipated, and the reviews so far all seem very good, so i was looking forward to trying the car.

It's a wonderful thing to drive. I drove a friend's previous gen mx-5, and i remember how happy it made me feel. And this car feels the same. It's driving characteristics are awesome, handles well, very stable, comfortable when you need it to be. And the joy of driving a roadster will never subside.

its actually quite well equipped for a sports car. There's a very usable touchscreen, even cruise control and what not. So i think it's actually a very usable everyday car.

the striking exterior of the car may not be for everyone's tastes, especially if you like the older, curvier models. That being said, i felt that it definitely grew on me, the more i looked at it the more i loved it.

What I like
- tons of fun to drive
- surprisingly usable and comfortable
- aggressive looks
- roadster joy
- just a really cool car

What I do not like
- styling takes some getting used to
- not much boot space to use i guess? its hard to not like this car

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