There’s nothing quite like driving down a well-paved, scenic road in a sports car – and a convertible, at that. If you’ve been dreaming of this scenario for months and have now just finally made the decision to make that purchase, kudos to you. You definitely won’t regret it – especially if you choose the right sports car. But that’s the question, isn’t it? Which roadster do you choose? Amongst the many choices out there, the Mazda MX5 definitely stands out. If you don’t know much about this roadster and would like to get as much data as you can, here’s everything you need to know about the Mazda MX5 – and why it’s a brilliant choice.

The basics

The Mazda MX5 is already on its 4th generation, and for good reason. The most basic fact you should know about it is that it’s the only roadster until now which gives good value for your money – it’s affordable and you don’t have to break the bank to get it. Whilst there may be another affordable roadster out there, the fact remains that the Mazda MX5 is a better deal, considering it’s a convertible as well. This lightweight car has always been a popular choice, and it can be had with either a 1.5-litre or a 2-litre engine.

Driving made easy

This guy loves his Mazda MX5 - and you will too

The Mazda MX5 is surprisingly easy to drive. And even if the roadster has only two engine options with four cylinders, don’t think that it doesn’t have the power output you need. Since the car is lightweight, just a little push can already bring it to a good pace. If you opt for the 1.5-litre model, you’ll have more of a brisk and bracing drive rather than a really fast one, and it does require some engine revving. The 2.0-litre version also requires a bit of revving, but even if you rev it on full power, it’s still easy to handle.

Additionally, the weights on the pedals are smooth and easy to manoeuvre, and modulating the brakes is a breeze as well. If you’re looking for something that’s outright fun and easy to drive, the Mazda MX5 is for you.

A comfortable ride

Another plus factor for the Mazda MX5 is comfort. Even when driving across a rough road surface, you’ll still be comfortable. The roadster handles speed bumps with ease, and it isn’t unsettled or bothered by cumbersome or unwieldy cambers.

If you’re looking for accurate steering, a comfortable, light-footed drive, nimbleness and agility (as well as affordability) in one sports car, then it goes without saying that the Mazda MX5 is a brilliant choice. One last tip: if you’re buying one, make sure to buy only from a specialist supplier, preferably one that has been offering this vehicle for a long time. This way, if you need MX5 parts in the future, it will be easier to find the parts you need as well.

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