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For the price you cannot get a better handling or more fun sports car. My son's Porsche 911 is faster but has no more room in it than the MX5 and for 1/3rd the price the MX5 handles as well. Quite an improvement over the British sports cars it was designed after.
Pros: The handleing
Cons: The lack of a readily accessable space to accomodate a kleenex box -us old people need that
Advice: If you can't afford one,don.t drive one - because if you drive one you'll buy one.A superb second car - obviously not a family car. A realy fun way to get from point A to point B - even when in town. This car is a dream come true for me. I'm a retired Ford engineer (and, yes I feel guilty about buying a car made in the Orient) but I've given up waiting on Ford to produce a similar product, domesticaly. Yes I know Ford holds a sizeable interest in Mazda and even ultilizes some of Mazda's platforms, but I still feel guilt. My rationale is that I'm old now (79)- the kids have vacated our abode - I can afford the car - the MX-5 is a great summer car - and who knows how many summers I have left?
Pros: The new body style
Cons: The gas cap cover hinge is a bit wimpy, when waxing it is easy to push it down. Then you must bend it back.
Advice: BUY!!This is the first MX5 I have driven. We looked at an older BMW Z3. No contest, the MX5 was the car! The BMW was faster but the MX5 was much more responsive and more fun to drive. Quick and corners fantastic. I had owned Triumph when I was younger, TR 3A and TR 250, so understand the feel of the sports car. The MX5 is the most fun car I have ever driven.
Pros: Handling is superb
Cons: Standard radio not the best.
Advice: Get oneWhat a fun car. Very solid like my old 911.