Mazda MX-5 1.6i Review

Mazda MX-5 1.6i
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Mazda MX-5 Review

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It's hard to believe that the ever popular Mazda MX-5 is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

It's hard to believe that the ever popular Mazda MX-5 is celebrating its 15th anniversary. On the 5th March 2004, the 700,000th MX-5 rolled off the assembly line at the Ujina1 plant near Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan.

Originally the MX-5 was conceived to fill a specific niche in the open-top roadster market, little did Mazda know that it would become the best selling roadster of all time. The MX-5 appeals to men and women of all ages and all levels of driving experience. To reflect this there are now three engine's available the 1.6i ( the engine variant we feature in this road test ), 1.8i and 1.8i sport [ tested here ].

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Mazda MX-5 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda MX-5 1.6i
  
Body TypeConvertible
ColourEbony
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.7 seconds
Top Speed 119 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypePetrol - Unleaded
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban27.7 mpg
Extra Urban44.1 mpg
Combined36.7 mpg
  
Insurance Group11
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty from date of registration with unlimited mileage in the first year
6-year anti-perforation warranty
3-year unlimited mileage paint and surface corrosion warranty
The Mazda 3-Year manufacturers warranty includes Mazda European Assistance
Price (when tested on the 24/03/04)£ 15,000

The information contained within this Mazda MX-5 review may have changed since publication on the 24 March 2004. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Mazda dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2018