Mazda MX5/MX6 1987-2009 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Mazda MX5/MX6 1987-2009

Mazda’s ageless sports car might be coming to the end of its tenure, but the used market maintains its desire for early MX5s. The original 1.6 isn’t fast but is packed with character and most still cost less than $15,000.

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Eunos imports are even cheaper but be wary of sketchy history. Cars from the late 1990s are more powerful and only a touch more expensive but then you move into the 21st Century and they begin to climb. Within this age range you also find factory turbocharged cars – as opposed to the ones commissioned by owners and not worth much at all – that can now reach $30,000.

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Bigger, cheaper and still interesting are MX6s which came initially with a turbo motor and abundant torque steer, then a V6.

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MX-5/Limited/Eunos 1989-93 $12,850 [20]

MX-5 1994-98 $13,320 [11]

MX-5 1999-02 $13,140 [20]

MX-5 2003-06 $17,125 [26]

MX-5 2007-09 $19,815 [19]

MX-5 Turbo $26,945 [9]

MX-6 1987-90 $6565 [3]

MX-6 V6 1991-95 $5865 [7]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 Japanese Classic & Performance Value Guide.

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