The Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster is the Father of the modern convertible. Back in the 1980’s the convertible market had lost its way and almost completely dried up. In 1989 Mazda created a new car based on the principles of the 1960’s european sports car; a simple vehicle which is stylish and fun to drive but also affordable. It was an enormous hit and it is still the rule by which all other roadsters are judged.
This third major revision, known as the NC, remains true to the original concept. It may have grown a few luxuries but it is still a simple, affordable and above all fun car to own and drive.
In 2009 The MX5 Miata received cosmetic updates including the latest Mazda family grinning front grill.
The 1.8 base Miata isn't as quick as the 2 litre but it is still fun to drive and the roadster in its purest form. We'd save up a little more and get the bigger engine though as there really isn't much to lose economically.
Now in its third major revision it remains true to the original concept. It may have grown a few luxuries but it is still a simple, affordable and above all fun car to own and drive. The 2 litre is the more powerful of the two engines available; it is plenty quick enough without drinking too much fuel.