Sprint Review: 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: We actually tested this model before, about a year ago and in exactly the same colour. Back then I described its heavy automated roof (plus 160kg) and automatic box-o-cogs as giant flies in the otherwise enjoyable soup of MX-5 deliciousness. Has anything changed?

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Sprint Review: Mazda MX-5 RF  

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs

What you need to know: The Mazda MX-5 is dead, long live the Mazda MX-5! Where before you could buy the manual soft-top, manual gearbox roadster, Mazda S.A. decided to ditch that in favour of this new electric “targa” hard-top, automatic RF model. The main reason for this, I suspect, is to widen the target audience.

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Top 5: Cars of the Year 2016

So here’s something different. Each year we list our favourite new cars which were launched over the last 12 months but this time around, instead of us telling you which ones we liked, our Facebook page invited YOU to vote your favourite new ride of 2016.

The list of candidates was chosen from the launches we attended or vehicles we thought were brilliant newcomers and worthy of being included in this line-up.

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Tested: Mazda MX-5

The direct crisis

There’s an itching in your soul. Somewhere between cellphone bills, more grey hairs, meetings about meetings and the school run you feel a void of unhappiness. What you have my friend, is a mid-life crisis, and the only thing that’ll fix it is a little red convertible sports car. May I suggest the new Mazda MX-5?

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