2004 Mazda MX5 Review from Australia and New Zealand

2004 Mazda MX5 1.8

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres


There is no credible sports car competitor in this price range


No issues in first year of ownership.

General Comments:

Car has tremendous feel and balance - a very engaging sports car.

Steers, handles and brakes unbelievably well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2005

15th May 2006, 20:50

I remember when the Mazda Miata first came out. WOW!! It was classed as a British Style & type post war sports car that does not leak oil. Humour? Well as I certainly know about British engineering and especially Lucas electrics "aka" wiring by the Black Prince. I went I saw and I liked. It took me more that 10 years to get my Miata 2004 Yes it was tan top and British Racing Green and 6 speed. It is just an magic car to drive. I have driven it across Canada a few times, and as a good cigar is a smoke this car is a good ride. Plain fun.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review