The iconic two seater Mazda MX-5 has been ranked the highest sports car in the 2011 J.D. Power vehicle ownership satisfaction survey. The Mazda MX-5 achieved a satisfaction rating of 82.4% which was an increase on last year’s score and a victory over its rivals the Volkswagen Scirocco, Audi TT and the Mercedes Benz CLK and SLK.
Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda Motors UK said “the Mazda MX-5 soft-top continues to offer the purest, fun-to-drive thrills, while the Roadster Coupe’s folding hard top provides a more refined experience, with that same exhilarating drive. Its low running costs and legendary reliability means the MX-5 remains an extremely competitive proposition as hundreds of very satisfied owners confirm. Whether potential buyers are considering purchasing any of the regular MX-5 models, or the latest ‘Kendo’ special editions, this J.D. Power survey result shows that they’d be joining a group of owners who simply love their cars,” adds Allibon. “It is little wonder that it continues to break records as the world’s best-selling open top roadster.”
Earlier this year, the regular 10-strong range of Mazda MX-5 models was boosted by the arrival of two special editions of the legendary roadster, called the MX-5 Kendo. Prices for the ‘Kendo’ models start at £19,270 and the remaining Mazda model range starts at £19,270.