Revealed by Which? Car Magazine
A survey released by Which? has revealed that the new Mazda MX-5 is the UK’s most reliable sportscar, the survey is one of the biggest conducted in the UK for car satisfaction and reliability. The reliability score for the MX-5 was a massive 97.4% for models up to three years old and 91.1% for those over the three years.
A statement from Which? said “for a sportscar that will last for years and won’t cost a fortune in repairs, head to your local Mazda garage. The MX-5 has the lowest number of faults and no annual repair costs in the first three year.” For MX-5 models between 1998-2005 the magazine added “the Mazda MX-5 is the automotive equivalent of a double espresso. Near-telepathic steering and handling make other cars (even some sportscars) feel woolly and dull by comparison. You can pick-up a decent used MX-5 for just £1,500. We suggest you do.”
Jeremy Thomson, Mazda UK managing director said “the 2013 Which? Car Survey findings are a wonderful endorsement of our products and our brand. I’m sure that our all-new Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 compact SUV with their innovative SKYACTIV technology will claim top rankings in future Which? surveys. Meanwhile the iconic MX-5 is still winning friends more than two decades after its introduction, recently being nominated as ‘Best Convertible‘ by Carsite.co.uk and earning the title ‘Most Popular Roadster‘ in the Honest John Awards earlier this year.“
Ten model range
The Mazda MX-5 underwent some upgrades late last year. The upgraded version has enhanced safety features and refined driving attributes, together with exterior and interior improvements to make it even more attractive. The Mazda MX-5 ten model range is priced from £18,495 for the 126ps, 1.8-litre SE Air Con soft-top with five-speed manual transmission and peak at £23,695 for the 160ps, 2.0-litre Powershift roadster coupe with six-speed automatic transmission. The trio of 2013 Venture Edition models, with 17-inch Bright finish alloy wheels, heated tan leather sports seats and tan leather door inserts, plus tan fabric roof (on soft-top), cost from £18,895 to £22,295.
There is also now the choice of the new Limited Edition Mazda MX-5 ‘Sport Graphite’. This fantastic summer sports car is priced from £20,995 and only five hundred models are available. The car boasts unique styling and sporty performance with generous specification, another one to consider if a two seater sports car is your choice.