The sun has started shining on us now that summer is approaching and what’s better than taking a ride in the summer heat with the roof down and your best girls by your side. Not all of us are all too savvy when it comes to knowing our vehicles. But that’s where we can step in to help. We think that you might like to consider the Mazda’s MX-5. It’s a small, high-quality sports car that provides drivers with a roadster experience on a lower budget than most other models. It’s the world’s best-selling two-seat sports car; a huge success, with nearing on one million being sold. It has also earned an iconic status amongst those who appreciate fun driving for pleasure. So, what’s so great about this vehicle?
The Mazda MX-5 is now in its fourth series, so has improved significantly over time. It is now much smaller, lighter and more efficient than the first model to be put on the market. Producers of the car, however, state that the spirit of the original edition is still intact. It is just as thrilling to drive as the original! So, you get the best of both worlds. A sleeker design that comes in 100kg lighter infused with the original, authentic sports car spirit.
You might be considering getting one of these vehicles second or third hand to save on price. This is a viable option, but you can rarely be certain of the true condition of a vehicle that has been in somebody else’s hands. Chances are, you will also only be able to find older models. So consider treating yourself and going with a brand new, beautiful car. Contact Mazda dealers to find the best offer for you. We’d always recommend negotiating with a dealer, as they have your best interests in mind and your consumer rights are respected. You can also chat with friendly sales staff who will be able to recommend what’s best for you.
The car comes with a choice of two engine sizes. The 1.5-litre engine or the rather impressive 2.0-liter engine. Both are hooked up to a six-speed manual gearbox (no automatic here, we’re afraid). This gives the car plenty of push on the rear-wheels to get things going. It’s not the most fuel efficient or economical vehicle that you can get your hands on, but what sports car is? The thrill of the wind blowing through your hair as you wind through country lanes is worth the fuel consumption.
The MX-5 has two types of the convertible: manual or electronic. Both are fine, though electronically is much easier and more convenient to operate. The soft roof gives the car a beautiful appearance and easily slides back to let the sun’s rays bathe your skin. For safety’s sake, make sure that you close the roof when your car is being left unsupervised. Many people will leave it open while they pop into the shops, but this leaves it open to becoming damaged or even stolen.