Mazda MX-5 1989-2008 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Mazda MX-5 1989-2008

If you’re a regular commuter, think about the last time you saw an MX5 of any kind plodding its way through the morning peak. Lots of MX5s were sold in Australia and survival rates are high, however they just don’t seem to get much use and maybe that is helping values across the market to remain flat.

Very early cars can get above $12,000 but that’s still less than half the money these cars cost when new. There is great club support and as a fun car they offer very reasonable levels of comfort and weather-proofing even without the hardtop option.

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If you revel in performance, spend $20,000 on a low-kilometre NB Series Turbo.

MX5/Limited 1989-92 $8675 [32]

MX5 1993-96 $11,420 [7]

MX5 1997-99 $8040 [18]

MX5 2000-02 $10,350 [37]

MX5 2003-06 $14,525 [35]

MX5 Turbo $17,520 [16]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Japanese car Market Value Guide.


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