Our Cars brief update: Mazda MX-5 (month three), CAR+ March 2016

Published: 17 February 2016

► Month three with our Mazda MX-5
► It's fixed! No more tyre pressure lights
► Skyactiv Tech keeps the mpg figures high

After a month of religiously checking, whatever was going on with the variable tyre pressures has apparently resolved itself. They haven’t budged since I last set them, so perhaps someone fell victim to a rogue forecourt inflation machine.

No matter, the important thing is that the MX-5 is now fully thrashable again. Which brings up the rather sticky issue of the fuel economy: I can barely get it to drop below 40mpg. And while that’s largely due to average-speed cameras on my commute, it’s pretty embarrassing for a sports car. Damn you, Skyactiv Technology…

Read the previous long-term update here

Logbook: Mazda MX-5 1.5 Sport Nav 

Price: £22,445 
As tested: £23,105 
Miles this month: 943 
Total miles: 5501 
Our mpg: 39.9
Official mpg: 47.1 
Fuel this month: £114.71
Extra costs: £0

Read more from the March 2016 issue of CAR magazine

By CJ Hubbard

Former CAR magazine associate editor, road tester, organiser, extremely variable average wheel count

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