Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only thing that has gone wrong with the car is the clutch at 99k miles. I run the car on lpg having had it converted in 2005, with this the fuel costs are equivelant to 54mpg. there are many pattern art out there, abd because if this sevicing is relativly cheap. When running on petrol I still achive close to the 0-60 of 6.3 seconds, which beats most cars on the road. the suspension is a little soft- but its a jag and I like tat.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It is exciting and a pleasure to drive. Obviously it is impractical but I was surprised how much it can actually carry in the boot and its quoted overall fuel consumption of 37 MPG is totally on the button. My first annual inspection (12500 miles) is now due and I was pleased to discover that it is only going to cost £160

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Fun Fun Fun more so when theres Sun Sun Sun. Find a road with a few bends and no pot holes and it puts a smile on my face every time, looks fab too. P.S the battery died, that was it, took 30 mins to change myself with a new gel type one :0)

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant car for the money, great fun to drive, more practical than expected, very reliable, only dissapointment is wind and road noise especially on motorways and engine noise is also louder than expected. & roof seal occasionally leaks!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Its been a dream to own for 14 years, and apart from wear and tear, vandalism and idiots crashing into it when parked, nothing has ever gone wrong with it. It's a joy to drive and a wonderful piece of engineering.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent once suspension was sorted. Manufacturer's optional lower springs and a geometry check sorted skittish ride. Improvement in all ways on previous model apart from handling.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

The very best sports car for the price avaliable today, love it to bits, from the sporty ride, to the British Racing Green, cream leather, wooden steering wheel styling.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Its perfect,no worries about it. Could be better fuel efficiency,but it is a sports car after all !! service costs are reasonable compared with other manufactures.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I wanted modern Triumph Spitfire.

Had a '93 Honda CRX - definitely 90's model.

Moved on to '04 MX5. Welcome to the 21st Century! Love it :)

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great car,fun,practical,can drive it every day,does exactly what I expected it to do,puts a smile on my face every time I drive it.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
W-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

In ten years the only failure has been a coil pack. Still on the original clutch and cat. I fully intend to keep it until I die!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No issues yet. quiet and refined. Much thirstier than I expected. previously had 54 plate 1.8 mgtf which was much better on fuel.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has never let me down. it always starts and is a pleasure. Accept the cost of insurance for both having a new and sporty car.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a car which I just love to look at, and it's a joy to drive, too. It may not be totally practical, but I really don't care!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Our mx5 has never let us down in any respect. We have only had to put fuel into te car as yet, no other associated cost as yet.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great little roadster made even better by the fact that it`s a hard top convertible so more practical than the soft top.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

when the sun shines its absolutely brilliant!. However when you have to be at work at 6am and its icey not so good!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My car has been perfect from the moment I drove it out of the showroom. I would say good for the type of car it is.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down, no warranty work required in 2.5 years except some adjustment to the retractable hard top

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very pleased. Pretty good on tyres, oil and fuel. insurance ok but a little disappointed by car tax bracket.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is my first sports car and I love it. Driving it, whether withthe hood up or down makes me feel special.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A lovely car for those who don't NEED a car as a practical workhorse.
Makes me laugh out loud.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An absolute joy to own and drive yet not pretencious. Practicality is good for ttype of car.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never missed a beat. Fuel consumption quite high but wasn't bought expecting any better.

Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

For it's genre I think that it is the best but the Mazda dealer network let the car down

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time and completely trouble free. Insurance 4 and tax 3 but maintenance 5.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does what I ask, never let me down. No costs yet, very little on previous same model.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Everything works as it should. Fuel consumption a little high. no other bills as yet.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The MX5 is brilliant! Great to drive, great styling, great controls, it's all great.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

The car stands for a couple of weeks between drives, yet starts first time everytime

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Vlaue for money teh MX5 is hard to beat for fun to drive convertible experience

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No reason to question it to date. Have only had to consider fuel costs to date.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Always works - battery didn't last week due to a long period of no use. 56 ppm.

Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Back to basics no frills motoring that leaves you grinning like a cheshire cat.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

sports car not really expected to be practical so considering, it's great

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I love it despite it being a bit impractical and a bit skittish at times

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only had it 5 weeks, fine so far. Only had it 5 weeks, fine so far.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not really practical but car was bought for fun not practicality.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Easy driving when you want it, and fun driving all the time.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol

Never let me down. Not really an issue as I do so few miles.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Lovely - but difficult to get in and out of (that's my age!)

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

New car doing what it says on the tin. Haven't had any yet.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fun to drive in summer but a bit of a mare in ice and snow!

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent. Petrol consumption improves over longer trips.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not good on ice. Will know more after year of ownership.

Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Perfect apart from door speaker replaced under warranty

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Great car but now I have a family not very practical!

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing has gone wrong. Tax and insurance is high.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

2nd mazda only time I called rac was for puncture

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent fun.
Quite practical for a 2 seater!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's good. Quite good for a small sports car.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent. As expected for this type of car.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good. Petrol and yearly service only.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Mid life crisis, what crisis!!

Great fun

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

it's not the most practical,but it's fun

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Purchased new, so should be a 5 anyway

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any issues. As expected.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Flawless. Satisfactory.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent. Good value.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Perfect. As expected.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good value for money

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Brilliant little car

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent. Good.

Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

perfect roadster

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It is brilliant

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far so good

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not one issue

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good fun car

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

100 percent

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

its awesome

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

great fun!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

very good

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

fantastic

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Good. Ok.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great fun

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

V good

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

fun

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5