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 ].
Mazda MX-5 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Mazda Mazda MX-5 1.6i|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.7 seconds|
|Top Speed||119 mph|
|Fuel Type||Petrol - Unleaded|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||44.1 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-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|