We drive the Mazda MX-5 GT Roadster.

We had the Mazda MX-5 GT and it rained all week

MX-5 GT – Sometimes the stars don’t align when you have a test car. That happened recently when I had the latest Mazda MX-5 GT Coupe.

2024 Mazda MX-5 GT driving overseas model shown Here I was in a cute two door sports car, and it rained all week. It does tend to limit the fun factor a bit.

The Mazda MX-5 was first released around 1990 and instantly became a success.

It was light, well balanced and designed purely for fun. The design philosophy of Jinba Ittai – oneness of horse and rider, was evident.

Fast forward to 2024, and while the MX-5 has grown a bit and become more laden with safety features, the core design principle still exists.

While the interior is comfortable for me, if you are over 180cm it will feel cramped and in fact impossible for some taller people to actually drive it.

You do notice just how low you sit compared to the majority of SUVs around now.

The MX-5 isn’t overly powerful or fast, but its balanced. By that I mean it engages the driver to explore its dynamics without overextending yourself.

It looks stylish and inside its well laid out and has most of the gear buyers want these days.

We need more cars like the MX-5 to remind us that in an automotive world that can get overcomplicated, that driving can sometimes simply be just FUN.

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Im Brianna Fraser

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Readers can find more details about the MX-5 GT HERE 


2024 Mazda MX-5 GT engine

What is good?

  • Despite its growing the balance is still there
  • Fun, Fun, Fun
  • Worthy updates for 2024

What is not so good?

  • Completely useless for taller drivers
  • Starting to get a bit pricey
  • Rotary infotainment controls are dated  

2024 Mazda MX-5 GT drivers instruments overseas model shown

Instead of the Mazda MX-5 GT Coupe buyers could look at:

Smaller sports coupes are a rare breed these days. There just isn’t much around at an affordable price.

Buyers could look at the: Subaru BRZ or the twin the Toyota 86

Slightly further afield is the  Toyota GR YarisSubaru WRX, or the Kia Cerato GT, Honda Civic Type RAudi S3,

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