Mazda MX-5 1.8i Sport Review

Mazda MX-5 1.8i Sport
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Mazda MX-5 Review

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The Mazda MX-5 is a car that begs to be driven and the more you drive it the more addicted you become.

How It Drove - Performance

The Mazda MX-5 is a car that begs to be driven and the more you drive it the more addicted you become.

I would not say that the car is quick (0 – 62 mph 8.4 seconds - 129 mph), but that is subjective and depends on what you are used to driving. For me driving isn’t always about speed, it is what you do with it that makes driving fun. Put the roof down, select your favourite music and go for drive, that is what the MX-5 is all about and, if you enjoy driving it is not going to disappoint you.

Around town the MX-5 is easy to drive although the gearbox can be a little notchy in slow traffic. However, on 'A' and 'B' roads the car comes into its own, the 6-speed gearbox is perfectly matched to the 1.8i engine and delivers the power in a precise manner allowing you to perfectly match each gear change in the correct power band. This is helped by the new V V-T (Variable Valve Timing) which adjusts the intake valves boosting low speed torque and high speed power.

The MX-5 is more than capable of Motorway speeds but road noise can be a problem and because of its low seating position larger traffic can be intimidating.

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Mazda MX-5 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda MX-5 1.8i Sport
  
Body TypeConvertible
Colour
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.4 seconds
Top Speed 129 mph
  
Transmission6 Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypePetrol - Unleaded
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban23.7 mpg
Extra Urban39.2 mpg
Combined31.7 mpg
  
Insurance Group13
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 11/10/03)£ 18,000.00

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