For many people wanting a convertible sports car, the Mazda MX-5 also has style and handling in a winning combination. All of this and more is delivered which is why it is one of the best roadsters available today.
There are two engines to choose from; the 1.5 litre petrol will return 47mpg and emits 139g/km of CO2 and is sprightly and fun. The alternative is to choose the 2.0 litre which will return 40mpg and emits 161g/km of CO2. These figures make the world's most popular roadster also one of the cheapest sports cars to run. On an everyday basis the smaller engine is easy to live with but for those want impressive strait-line performance, then the 2.0litre unit will meet these needs.
Unlike many rivals, the Mazda MX-5 is comfortable to drive on the UK's roads thanks to its suspension which delivers a pleasant driving experience. The driving position is low and because the car is so light the handling is responsive and brings a real sense of excitement to drivers who may not be able to afford the more expensive thrills delivered by sports car rivals. The current incarnation of the MX-5 is safer than those that went before and it comes with more accessories and equipment - standard equipment includes climate control, satnav and Bluetooth connectivity. As you would expect, the boot is tiny for a car of this size but it's larger than some of its competitors. While many will be accustomed to the soft top version of the MX-5 there's also a folding hard top available which is electrically operated and will fold away in 12 seconds.
Essentially, the best way of understanding why the MX-5 is the world's best-selling sports car is to get in one and drive it - and then be impressed at what this little beauty can do. Mazda set out to create a fun sports car that was great to drive and fairly cheap to run; this is essentially what the MX-5 is all about. In addition, the MX-5 is also very reliable and it has barely changed its look since it first appeared on our roads 25 years ago.
Why not have a look at the MX-5 on the official Mazda UK company website and get the latest news about the MX-5 in the UK at The UK Mazda Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the MX-5 on the Top Gear website.
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