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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mazda MX-5 (90-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Classic modern roadster, affordable.

CONS

Cheap 'Eunos' imports without history.

PROS

Classic modern roadster, affordable.

CONS

Cheap 'Eunos' imports without history.

Mazda MX-5 rivals

MG
F
3 out of 5 3.0
Toyota
MR2
4 out of 5 4.0

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.

Mazda MX-5 rivals

MG
F
3 out of 5 3.0
Toyota
MR2
4 out of 5 4.0