Mazda MX5 Review from Croatia

1991 Mazda MX5 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance83000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

Please Mazda, never stop production of this car!

Faults:

Absolutely none until I totalled it last week.

Everything on the car was original until the last minute.

Minuses - inadequate rigidity of the body, poor brakes (non ABS model), not suitable for people taller than 180 cm.

Unfortunately, the poor brakes cost me the car (braked too early on a slippery road and I slid off).

General Comments:

One of the most beautiful, best built and most fun to drive sports cars of all time!

Awesome handling, superb shifter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2001

16th Jan 2003, 14:48

I know what you mean. I've managed to total my Eunos V Special twice now, but I still wouldn't have any other car.

Netty.

17th Oct 2004, 02:31

How can you total something twice?

Seriously, they are good for over 180cm drivers. I am 198cm and fit - the answer is a leather trimmed v-spec car - seats are thinner and Nardi wheel has more room under it.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review