1995 Mazda MX5 1.6i from Australia and New Zealand
A good looking and fun car to take out for a drive at the weekends
An annoying rattle from inside the a/con ducts, only occurring @ 2200 rpm (which happened to correspond to my favorite cruising speed in the suburbs of approx 65km/h). Took me weeks to hunt it down fixing with wooden wedges jammed between a/con and car body in the dash.
Left soft top clip does not lock as easily as the right clip.
Back window replaced by previous owner because it turned yellow and cracked (!!!). The new UV stabilized window is holding out in the Aussie sun very well so far.
A very well balanced machine with excellent dynamics; result= takes corners very well.
Stability and feel is even better with the Hard Top on.
Soft top / Hard top provides excellent seal on windows & there's no leaking problems in the rain.
Do go for the better quality and more powerful sound system on offer as you'll need to turn it up with the top down over 80km/h.
Can consume a surprising amount of fuel when pushed and the 48L tank goes very quickly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2003