Mazda MX-5 Gets Carbuyer’s Best Convertible Award

The newly established Carbuyer website in its inaugural ‘Car of the Year’ awards announced recently that the Mazda MX-5 is its top pick in the ‘Best Convertible’ category. Its 4.6 star rating out of a possible 5 was enough to ensure a win against the short-listed models from Porsche, Audi, Peugeot and Volvo to claim the convertible crown.

“The Mazda MX-5 reins supreme as the ultimate drop top choice.  With a soft-top model, the clever folding hard-top Roadster Coupe and even an automatic option, there is something for everyone – and the tiny two-seater is great fun to drive," stated the Carbuyer judges, commenting on the Mazda’s success.

“Cars that are this much fun rarely make so much sense.  The latest MX-5 has a racy new look to match the rest of the Mazda 2011 line-up and comes with attractive prices. Build quality is brilliant and reliability first rate, while the 1.8 and 2.0 engines provide just the right amount of performance. Best of all, this sporty roadster is no bone-shaker, so it’s as comfortable as it is good to drive,” they added.

“This latest award for the Mazda MX-5 confirms what 900,000 happy owners worldwide and 100,000 owners in the UK already know. This is a great sportscar, hugely rewarding to drive, affordable to buy and own, with enviable reliability, good practicality and excellent residual values,” commented Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK, who received the award on behalf of the company.

The already large UK model range, which currently consists of 10 variants, will be boosted by the arrival of two more special editions, under the ‘Kendo’ name. The 1.8-liter soft-top version of the Kendo cost from £19,255 (OTR) and the more powerful 2.0i Kendo Roadster Coupe that will set you back £22,320 (OTR).
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