Mazda MX5 Review from Spain

2001 Mazda MX5 Special Edition (6 speed) 1.8

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance33000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series


A babe-magnet!


The only slight problem is a scratch caused by an 8 year old pushing a shopping cart into the wing.

No complaint as you can't really see it.

Other than this the car is immaculate without having any faults.

General Comments:

Living in the Canary Islands it very rarely rains so the MX5 proves to be a great little convertible to own in this climate.

The car is a head turner - it is actually the 6 speed special edition - and benefits from extra performance due to the close ratio gearing. The car looks beautiful and is often mistaken for a Porsche.

The leather seats are comfortable and grip well, they do not collect heat meaning that the roof can be left down all day and you don't burn yourself getting in.

The cabin is well laid out with all components easily locatable to make adjustments without taking your eyes off the road.

The centre console is a great size and can be used to store all of those essential items such as the detachable Sony radio faceplate and in my case sun-tan lotion.

The glove box is lockable which means any thieving tykes can't make-off with the contents.

The best thing is its appeal to the fairer sex - women love the car and often stop and talk to me if I'm parked or waiting in traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th April, 2002

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