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Mazda MX-5 Convertible review

1990 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £13,750 - £22,410
Used prices £556 - £1,853
Road tax cost £325 - £395
Insurance group 23 - 31
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 327 - 396 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Classic modern roadster, affordable.


Cheap 'Eunos' imports without history.

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Pretty much every manufacturer builds a convertible and it was the MX-5 that got us all back into drop-tops in the first place. With rear-wheel drive and sharp, responsive handling, it’s fun to drive although it’s not hugely powerful. Being a Mazda, it’s also superbly reliable and well-engineered. If you’re after a fun car then make sure you stick this on your list of possibilities.