The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the took the top spot for a sports car once again in this year’s JD Power Survey. The survey’s vehicle dependability study placed the Mazda roadster in the lead by a considerable margin with a satisfaction rating of 82.4 percent, an increase on its high score from last year.
With almost 17,000 motorists from across the UK taking part in the highly-respected annual survey, owners of Mazda’s iconic two-seater rated their cars well above the competition for its driving dynamics, handling, low ownership costs, mechanical reliability and interior quality.
“Today, the Mazda MX-5 remains unrivalled as a rewarding sportscar that can also be used for everyday motoring all year round,” said Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda Motors UK.
The MX5 Miata is awarded the top position for a sports car in both UK and US rankings making it a worldwide victory. The car celebrated 20 years of production last year and although it has changed a lot in that time it still sticks to the concept of a simple, fun to drive roadster. With production figures over 900,000 units it is also the World’s best-selling two-seater roadster ever.
Rumours suggest that the next generation Mazda MX5 Miata will drop in weight by over a quarter. Substantially lighter in fact than even the first generation car. Plans to cut down the weight also include using a more efficient smaller displacement engine. The result should turn up the fun even more.