"Mazda has perfected the roadster formula with the new MX-5, and the latest ‘Retractable Fastback’ version that joined the range this year adds an extra touch of versatility by offering buyers even more choice.
All of the iconic two-seater’s best features remain, but the RF’s folding hard-top means it’s refined and comfortable when the weather’s less than perfect.
There’s little that comes close to the MX-5 for pure driving fun at this price, let alone something that’s as usable every day."
"The Mazda MX-5 RF is a very likeable car, with an unusual style all of its own.
Even though it’s a little heavier than the soft-top model, it’s just as much fun to drive, if not even more so – its slightly stiffer suspension means it has a little less body roll than its fabric-topped sibling.
It’s a shame the wind noise is so great when the roof is open, because when the roof is closed it’s quieter and more comfortable than the soft-top. Taller drivers, be warned – although the roofline is slightly taller, headroom is still very tight.
If you’re likely to cover more motorway miles than average in your MX-5, or particularly like the look of the RF’s lines, there’s much here to enjoy."
"Pound for pound, one of the most enjoyable cars around.
Driving never becomes a chore.
The quality of the construction is excellent.
The standard Mazda MX-5 is one of our favourite cars, and by adding a folding hard-top Mazda has done little to spoil that. True, the RF is not perfect in terms of how it deals with wind noise, and you pay a premium for the added security of a folding metal roof, but this is still a very successful addition to Mazda’s range, not to mention a great deal of fun."