1993 Mazda MX5 4cly gas from North America
The most practical 2 seater roadster ever!
The catalytic converter had a loud rattle, which we were told was just a loose cover. It turned out that it was defective, and had to be replaced. The new one cost about $300, and still rattled, but only for a while. Oddly, the rattle is gone after about a year.
There is a leak between the convertible top and the front parts of both windows, but the hard-top is leak free.
Other than that, its been great.
The car is fun to drive in town, but not ideal for freeway travel, as it is very loud, and you feel every bump in the road. You can forget about listening to the radio.
The car is lightweight, so it gets good fuel economy, 26 in town, 32 hwy. We throw extra weight in the trunk for traction in the snow.
It only seats two, so giving friends a ride isn't an option.
Because it is so small, we've had oversized pick-ups almost merge right into us, even though our car is bright red.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2008