Mazda MX-5 1.8iS Reviews
Product Type: Mazda cars
Newest Review: ... a sixpence! I had the matching silver hard top roof and chrome roll bars and i think they were an amazing addition to a truly ... more
Customer Mazda MX-5 1.8iS Reviews (6)
by - written on 31/01/09 (Very useful, 596 readings)
Hairdressers car? Boat on wheels? Yes we've all heard it but who cares! Maybe i would if these people drove it and still said the same thing! I bought my MX5 around a year ago, its a UK 1996 mk1 in black. I was in desperate need of a reliable car and Mazda don't seem to ever let anyone down! I bought mine off a young lady who had kept it serviced and in good condition, and duly snapped her hand off. If you are looking to buy a mk1 mx5 (pre-1997) when you are going to view please note the following; - Do you want a Uk car or an import? An import will generally be more expensive to insure, but the car will usually be in better condition due to it being ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/05/01, updated on 31/05/01 (Very useful, 793 readings)
I've just got to the end of my first seven months with an MX-5 and I love it! I have an X-Reg 1.8iS, with the optional hard top and a CD player. With the hard top on, the car feels like a normal sporty two seater, plenty of acceleration and a dream round corners. You may want to bear in mind that before the MX-5 I had a Fiat Cinquecento, so I may be colouring my experience based on the upgrade. On the motorway, all you need fear are supercars, motorbikes and sales reps, you have the power to get out of most situations with a quick blip of the loud pedal. About town, the car has plenty of low end for pulling into traffic safely and is nimble ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/05/10 (Useful, 309 readings)
This car is perfect. The best roaster on the road. It does beat all roasters and have done so for years (according to car magazines) It is reliable, classy, speedy. Once you have driven this Mazda, it is very hard to drive anything else. The roof is manual and it is not a problem at all, as it is compact enough and managing the roof is very easy. I had mine for 10 years and all MOT's and services have passed with no problems, and no extra costs. This car will look after you if you do look after it. It is reliable. The downside of owning this car is the car tax £200, not fair I think. Do not leave it in the garage for 2 months with the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/09/00, updated on 16/09/00 (Useful, 4177 readings)
I am now on my 3rd MX5. I started with a basic mk1 1.6i and have been hooked since, ny second was a special edition (Berkeley) 1.8i and my latest is the mk2 1.8is ICON. The difference between the mk1 and 2 is very noticeable, the mk1 is great to drive handles and corners like a dream but it is very noisy inside and no matter how hard I tried I could not stop that plastic back window from getting scratched, but besides that the car never once let me down in over 2 years and those pop up headlights look superb. The mk2 is quicker it does handle better and is a much more solidily built car. The glass rear window is a definite improvement and makes it even ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/10/00, updated on 26/10/00 (Useful, 530 readings)
The MX5 has to be Mazda's most successful car, and it should be too because it simply is the best Mazda and probably the best open top budget sports car available to buy at the moment. Some people say that it has lost some of it's good points, and that it no longer looks as good, but I think it looks much better. The car has a lot of style and really is the class leader, no other manufacturer can beat this car at this price (from around £16k to £20k). the only serious competitor is Toyota MR2, but that hasn't got a boot so it clearly isn't as practical. If you are interested in finding out more about this fabulous car then go to ... Read the complete review
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