- Mazda MX-5 claims ‘Best Roadster’ crown in Auto Express Used Car Honours 2007 for second year in a row
Mazda’s position as Britain’s favourite sports car brand received a further boost this week with publication of the 2007 Auto Express Used Car Honours, announced in Auto Express magazine today (Wednesday). The judges from the UK’s best‑selling weekly automotive magazine ranked the Mazda MX-5 as ‘Best Roadster’ for the second year in a row.
Selecting the Mazda MX-5 for critical acclaim, the magazine states “affordable and fun - that’s the winning combination which makes this car so hard to beat. It is too good at too many things.”
Commenting further on the Mazda MX-5, which beat Porsche and Audi models to take the crown, Auto Express declared: “When the sun’s out, there are few better cars to be driving at any price. Entertaining rear-wheel drive handling, a great gearchange and responsive engines are the stars, while low running costs and excellent build quality mean the MX-5 won’t break the bank. The simple folding roof is key to the little roadster’s appeal, so it’s easy to take advantage of even the shortest bright spell.”
Collecting the ‘Best’ awards at a glittering ceremony in London, Mazda UK's fleet and remarketing director James Hopkins commented: “It’s always rewarding to have a high profile motor industry and consumer publication, such as Auto Express, confirm that our products are among the best on the market - whether new or used.
“One in every five new sports cars sold in the UK is a Mazda, and demand for our Mazda MX-5 roadster and RX-8 coupe as used cars is incredibly strong. As well as being fun-to-drive, both new and used they represent a great investment as their residual values are robust and their reliability legendary.”Published 11 April 2007