Auto Express's reliability 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.
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

When I didn't use the car for a while last winter I had to have a new battery. I have also had a leak into the boot, which finally appears to have been fixed after the third attempt, but although the car is not yet three the windows mist up a lot and the car has a slight musty smell like an older car might have. mazda did give me a waterproof cover as a goodwill gesture because of the problems I have had, but I am still upset about my car which was my dream car! Insurance is reasonable, but I have never had a claim. tax is high and it is not economical but I knew that when I bought it, I wanted a fun car, which it's.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This is my third MX5, they have all been so reliable and the mark 3.5 is again an improvement, I feel that the MX5 goes from strength to strength and it is now an icon. I love the gear change, slick and precise and the handling is second to none, point and go.
The car lacks power in comparison to some other sporty cars but the handling and fun factor more than makes up for it.
I went for the coupe for the first time and it doesn't disappoint, quick and doesn't take up any space from the small boot.
I will be looking at a mark IV in 2012.
Mazda deserve a medal for this car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Confident in the model, the manufacturere to keep me on teh road, the dealer to look after me mitchells fill me with confidence to keep me on teh road and lok after my car. my car looks , good but is reliable both key valuable customer outcomes. Being a wel built reliable car this has proven to run extremely well for three years from new, the service plan I am offered save my pocket and keeps my car in shape, whcih gives me confidence on the road.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Have owned mx5's since 1990 never had one single problem with any of them. keep them serviced and they are really bomb proof. This is a 2 litre sports car so you wouldn't expect fantastic fuel economy though for what it is I am more than satisfied servicing is simple and not too expensive (I always use main dealers) and because of fantastic reliability no costs are incurred other than tyres. never replaced an exhaust on any mx5.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

For a period there was what turned out to be a soft ware problem this caused the engine warning light to keep coming on this was diagnosed after several sensors had been replaced unnecessarily this has been corrected most satisfactorily, otherwise I have had no issues with reliability. As a performance car it has proved as economical as the manufacturers claimed.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems encountered to date. routine franchised dealer servicing carried out. Servicing costs reasonable although varies with franchised dealerships, thus pays to haggle and shop around. av mpg - reasonable return given the cars penchant for being driven in higher revs on country roads to get the best fun from it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had 3 mx5s over the past 9 years and have never had a breakdown in any of them the only thing I have ever had to pay for is the servicing of them so I would consider that to be utterly reliable. I only have to put petrol in and as we all know that is not cheap so my cars running cost is just that.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent, never any problems except when it snows and the rear wheel drive makes it impossible to drive on and around estates off the main roads. Not the cheapest to run but exactly what I expected so not disappointed I roughly knew the costs when purchased the car so no complaints.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

This is my fourth mazda. apaart from a faulty gearbox on my first one, I have never had a problem. It seems to drink petrol on long journeys. I use the cruise control most of the time and am not sure whether this contributes to fuel consumption.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Third mx5 I have owned. have never been let down or had any problems. Servicing not cheap after first service but alway good service from dealers. not the most economical but it wasn't bought for that reason. road tax I feel is pretty steep.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a sports car so it will never double up as a people carrier, but it does exactly was it was decided for. It is fun, great to drive, reliable and other drivers don't get angst when they see you as they do if you drive a BMW.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No breakdowns or other problems. only visit to garage for service/mot. For a petrol engine mpg fairly good given the proportion of about town versus long distance runs. maintenance costs are nil and insurance below ł200 p.a.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I love it! It's 20 years old and doing very well for its age. The problems are minor considering its age and it just makes me feel happy to drive it. Due to it's age it's got real class and style. It's my life companion now.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has developed squeeks from rear suspension, dashboard and both front seats, but mechanically it is good. Fuel consumption is reasonable at low speeds/revs but push the revs up and fuel consumption rises considerably.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Almost 5 years old and has never failed. total reliability in all weathers.. Fuel consumption and road tax banding have been improved on the newer model, however, for this type of car I feel they are still very good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Less than a year old so I'd expect reliability. last car was same model, 5 years old, never let me down. Only used home to work and office based through week, I don't monitor running costs but petrol keeps going up.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Absolutely stunning no problems at all. best car I've ever owned (and I've owned over 30). Obviously this is not supposed to be a super economy model - it is built for fun and it provides it - by the bucket load!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. On service plan which is very reasonable, not needed any spares so cannot comment. insurance less than I was expecting.using more fuel than my previous car mazda 2 sport but this was to be expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No mechanical problems whatsoever in 4+ years. Petrol consumption is acceptable because of low annual mileage.only running costs apart from tax, insurance and petrol have been an annual service.road tax is high.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

This is my 3rd mx5, I find the reliability second-to-non. my wife also owns a mazda 2 which again we find faultless! The costs are quite high because it's a 2 litre car, but I did know that when I bought it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Absolutely faultless in over 20,000 miles. Fuel consumption very good for hard driven sports car, tyre wear insignificant, service costs very reasonable and completed to a high standard. very, very pleased.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Zero problems so far. Reasonable fuel economy and road tax, very low insurance, servicing costs lower than expected. rather high fuel consumption in the city traffic, but that's to be expected, really.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Almost completely reliable - only ever 2 no-drive problems: 1) a puncture! and 2) wouldn't start - flooded after moving it for puncture repair!! Would be better with a higher top gear, or 6-speed box.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Experienced no issues, although as this is a second car the mileage is low <4000 miles annually. Less than ł400 servicing costs for three years - paid in advance. insurance less the ł200.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never had a problem with it. The car is driven as a drivers car for fun. top down, plenty of revs and use the gear box. not the most economic way to drive, but thats not it was bought for.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Perfect... no [problems at all *compares v favourably with daughters bmw... many problems!). Service yearly, no oil conmsumption, insurance reasonable... and they keep their value.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my 3rd mx5 and there have been no problems with only routine maintenance to carry out. Only routine servicing required but mazda spares and hourly rate seems high to me.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Have never broken down in over 3 years motoring. Necessity of servicing every 12.5k becomes expensive on the mileage I am doing, but given the reliability, is probably worth it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only had it for a month but perfect so far. I bought it partially because of it's reputation for reliability. No parts required yet. fuel consumption is ok, what I'd expect.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Keeping my fingers crossed, I have had no problems so far,. I was expecring more miles to the gallon, and much better co2 imisions. ie road fund licence far to much.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have owned mazda's for around 6 years and always found them to be reliable. I'm happy with the running costs in as far as you cannot control the price of petrol.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

On going fuelling fault readings, change into second terrible when cold. been in the franchise approx 6 times for the fuel fault in first year. Mpg not so great,.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Battery did go flat when we left boot open and boot light drained the battery; otherwise faultless. Suppose by today's standards, it could be more economical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

This is the fourth mx5 and they've all been fault-free. stunning! The main reason, apart from convertible, for choosing the mx5. running costs are negligible.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have already owned a mazda mx5 and it was very reliable and this one seems to be the same. No real costs as yet as I bought it from new in november 2012.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No mechanical breakdowns since bought. Can't fault it - slightly more expensive than average family car but this is a sports car so you would expect more.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had almost no problems and never a breakdown. Fuel economy is not the best but it is a sports car. otherwise, I am happy with the cost of running.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Mechanically superb, no problems at all but quality of paintwork and trim are poor. 1.8 mzr petrol engine ought to be more fuel-efficient in my opinion.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only problem in warranty period was failure of front drop link which is apparently a weak point of design! Never required oil top up between services.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable, one minor fault fault with interior light repaired promptly under guarantee. Very god fuel consumption and reasonable service prices.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Nom issues other than thermostat required renewal. No major costs other than dealership servicing and purchase of 2 rear tyres costing approx ł120.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems with it. Not had to pay for any parts yet and fuel consumption is good for type of car. service costs are also reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Third one of these cars that I have had, reliability had a lot to do with it. I had no problems with my first two in the 3 years that I had them

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Utterly reliable. Tank not linear. first quarter seems to take the longest to be consumed then consumption speeds up from half full downwards.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's never been any trouble at all. it's been as reliable as we expected. The car has been excellent value, no costs other than expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far this car is fantastically reliable in cold weather. Little high on petrol but everything else not bad for a sporty little model.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Just one small problem with emissions control valve since purchase 6 months ago. otherwise ok. Quite good mpg and insurance costs low.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mechanically fairly faultless , let down by cheap leather on the seats which failed after 3000 miles and not rectified under warranty

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems to date as you would expect from a 2 year old car. Thirsty. servicing costs are high when compared to ford/vauxhall.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mazda has always been reliable as a result of good quality build. It is probably one of the better convertibles for lower costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since new. Parts are a little more expensive than average, but because of the reliability the overall cost is good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all yet,but would like better rust proofing from new! Expect fuel consumption to improve as car does more miles.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have had no issues with mechanical reliability as the car has only completed 2700 miles. As expected given the type of car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Reliability has been excellent. Very reasonable for a car of this type, but efficiency isn't on a par with more modern cars.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far I have had no issues with the car but it is less than 1 year old. So far I only pay out for fuel so its' reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Overall very reliable. Fuel consumption not great at approx 35mpg, but tyres and other consumables seem very reasonable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Awsome piece of well developed motoring equipment. It is a joy to own and I cherish every minute that I get to drive it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Perfect reliability in every respect. No costs other than fuel and routine servicing by main dealer at reasonable cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems but with very low mileage from new this is to be expected. Happy with running cost - not high but average.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem with it. Low mileage so running costs not such an issue. fixed price service from dealer is good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Its a mazda - it is well built, so far no problems. A bit costly on fuel but you expect this with a car life this.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No breakdowns, just an anoying squeak from the seat belt buckle. Just fuel, insurance tax tyres bre#ake pads etc.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely no problems to date. Servicing competitively priced. as fuel costs rise mpg continues to be an issue.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems exept a flat battery which was my fault. Its a lot cheaper to run than my works mini I used to own.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems with starting. Tyres are dear and it guzzles fuel, but it is a sports car so it is what I expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Service costs not the cheapest, but reliability saves money by never needing to buy spares parts.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all. The car is only used locally,with the occasionly longer run on country roads or motorways.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No reliability issues as such but paintwork is not to an acceptable standard and marks and chips far to easliy

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had any problems. Good value for money given it is a roadster, and much better than other roadsters.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Pretty reliable considering mileage and car's age. About as I'd expect for a roadster of this vintage.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems whatsoever! Petrol and standard services are the only costs. excellent cost effectiveness.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far. So far just high fuel costs but I knew that when I bought it, it did not deter me.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's a good fun car, with good dealer support. It is reliable and it does what a sports car should do.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Bluetooth stopped working - otherwise no problems. New car - so no real running costs yet - only fuel.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Other than the remote key fob problem, the car has performed faultlessly as expected. It is brilliant.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

The car is 18 months old I have owned for 6 months and driven some 2000 miles, so to date no problems

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have not yet had a single issue to deal with. So reliable I have not had to buy any spare parts yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No problems in ownership. Around ł250 per year for servicing 'main dealer. only other cost is fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 2 yrs + whatsoever. Not brilliant mpg, but that's more to do with type of motoring.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far entirely reliable, no problems. By modern day standards perhaps a little thirsty on petrol.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. At present mainly used about town. touch wood nothing has gone wrong yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only one fault from new, fuel gauge failed requiring new control panel replaced under warranty

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I love it. This is the fourth one I have owned and I hope to carry on driving one until I die

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

This is the fourth mx5 that I have owned & I have never encountered any problems. Acceptable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always reliable, never had a problem. Not very good mpg possible due to being a power shift.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems whatsoever. Fuel economy less than my previous diesel mondeo but fully expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not happy with driving on heavy ice/ snow. back end spinning very easy. Car too new to say.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem.. Pretty good mileage. have not had to buy any parts yet or service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Its my 3rd mazda mx5 and I've found them all to be pretty reliable even at high mileage

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Battery failed prematurely, otherwise ok. A little thirsty regardless of driving style.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems, so far. This car is a little more thirsty than the earlier model I owned.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no problems with it at all. Fuel consumption isn't great but it's worth it!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Lovely and fun to drive.
Completely reliable.
I prefer its looks to the latest model.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic reliability,always starts whatever the weather. Costs very little to run.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only 4 months old so no problem. Car has only done 600miles +only used at weekends.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Been great 1 small problem with aux input. Fairly expensive main dealer servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable most of the time but very poor in ice/snow. Don't really think about it.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I love it! Most fun car and most reliable I have had in 30 years of owning cars

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Electrics were tampered with by previous owner, so trouble with electric windows

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

We've only had it a few months, but have been told that mx5s are very reliable

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally reliable. no isssues. Acceptable for type of car and style of driving.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far, only had 3 months. No problems so far, only had 3 months.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem with it. Running costs as expected for this type of car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had any problems other than general wear. Reasonable for spec of car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Fantastic value, very reliable, fun, exciting, great car, can't be beaten!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem with it. Once a year service. tyres a bit expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Have not experienced any problems. So far my only expense has been fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Hasnt needed anything replaced. servicing very reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

one of the best cars i have owned,good to drive never had any problems.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not much more to say - only had just under a year. no problems so far

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

3 years no breakdowns, no major issues. Quite high fuel consumption.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

There have been no problems whatsoever. Slightly less than expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had any problems since buying new. Servicing very reasonable,.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far so good, no problems. Do not expect any major problems yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems since purchace ! Fuel and servicing once a year only.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No faults whatsoever. Rather high ved, fuel consumption mediocre.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Totally reliable. Just fuel, service once a year and tyres etc.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all since new. Ok for service and fuel economy.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

First class - extremely reliable. Very happy with this aspect.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Not fuel efficient. but then, its a sports car .

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issue at all with the cars reliability. Always fuel cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 3 years. Standard services only carried out.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems at all. Maintenance contract with main dealer.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No problems. Very good taking it`s age into consideration.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only had car four months and no problems found. As above.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem, very relable. Never required spares.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent, not had a single problem. Servicing and fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems since purchase. Good return on a sports car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Burried in snow for a week, then started first time! .

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problem so far. Could do better on fuel consumption.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems to date. Reasonable, even at main dealer.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My MX5 is fanastic, it is a pleasure to drive and own

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Motability therefore fuel only.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Haven't need anything ohter than fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The only problem we've ever had is a flat battery

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Ive only needed to buy fuel so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No significant problems throughout my ownership

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol

No problems at all. Not needed any spare parts.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only had 2 months so too early to say much! .

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Zero problems todate. No spares required yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Regularly serviced and no unexpected problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A sporty little number which is fun to drive.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems experienced. Is somewhat thirsty.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems encountered at all. As expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Extremely reliable apart from no spare wheel

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never has a problem. Not had it long enough.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Its a nice reliable car. It runs very well.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never missed a beat. No unexpected costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

2nd mx5 I have owned. never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never had a problem in 8 years with mazda

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great fun to drive and well worth buying

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not reliable in snow - rear wheel drive

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had any problems. Average prices.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had no problems. Just put petrol in it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Faultless. 23p/mile plus depreciation.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 30 months of ownership

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Very reliable, very enjoyable, small.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Not brilliant on fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is rely good never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent, no problems. Very good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 30 months ownership

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A thoroughly competent sports car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No faults to date. A bit thirsty.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since new in aug 2011

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Mpg could be better.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem. Reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not owned long enough to comment

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had any problems from new

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had the slightest problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, fun and easy to own.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Been back to the dealer twice

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have no problems. Average.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mazda reliability is great

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Average.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good , no issues. Ok.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

100% reliable so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable. Good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Faultless. Thirsty.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has failed to start

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems/faults

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

very happy with it

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never a bit wrong

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Totally reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very forgiving

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Can t fault it

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fan-tas-tic

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Faultless

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Luv it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5