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Mazda MX-5: Open Top Motoring, Whatever the Weather
“The Mazda MX-5 offers a truly breathtaking drive and can be enjoyed by motorists all year round,” declared Mark Cameron, Sales Director for Mazda UK.  “Driving with the top down and the wind in your hair is a perfect antidote to the winter blues.”

The Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe boasts climate control air conditioning with an air circulation system featuring top-down settings, meaning you can still enjoy that wind-in-your-hair drive experience in freezing conditions.  An efficient wind-blocker at the back of the cockpit also helps to ensure occupants can drive with the roof down on bright, winter days and still remain snug.

Mazda is offering customers 0 per cent finance* on all Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe models and the Mazda Service Plan (valid for the first three annual services) free of charge on soft-top models until 31 December 2008.  Meanwhile, Mazda MX-5 models featuring a traditional soft-top also qualify for these great finance offers.

The legendary Japanese roadster was recently selected for critical acclaim by automotive experts, who named the Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe ‘Best Convertible’ in the 2008 Auto Express New Car Honours.  The Mazda MX-5 was also crowned ‘Best Roadster’ in the 2008 Auto Express Used Car Honours. This is the third successive year the model has won the coveted awards.

The third generation Mazda MX-5 also has improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 outputs, thanks to Mazda’s weight-reducing ‘gram strategy’.

The Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe boasts the world’s fastest-folding powered retractable hard-top ­ up or down in just 12 seconds, whilst the soft-top can be opened or closed in just a few seconds with just one hand.

The Mazda MX-5 range starts at just £15,420 on-the-road or £18,209 for Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe models.  Buyers can choose from three powertrains and a range of individual options and packages.

Mazda RX-8: Great Deals All Wrapped Up for Christmas
Powered by the unique 231ps twin-rotor engine, the new Mazda RX-8 R3 offers drivers a heightened experience with faster steering, chassis and engine responses, more refinement, more equipment and even greater value – making it the great gift for sports car lovers this Christmas.  Drivers can also purchase the new Mazda RX-8 R3 with typical 4.9 per cent APR** finance.  The latest rotary-engined, four-seater, four-door coupe is on sale priced at just £24,473 (on-the-road).

The Mazda RX-8 R3 boasts the appearance of a classic sports car to back up its performance with a powerful-looking and dynamic exterior design.   The Sports Styling Pack, which comprises a sport front bumper, side skirts and rear wing all finished in body colour, now comes as standard.

The new model’s front wings no longer feature the air-extractor vents behind the wheel arches and accommodate the turn-repeater lights instead.  In addition, it also has a larger five-point grille, new front headlamps, new front fender designs, new twin round LED rear lamps and a redesigned rear bumper with larger exhaust pipes.