Since 1990, Mazda took the idea of the charmingly eccentric British roadster and infused it with Japanese reliability. By remaining true to its nature of fun and affordable performance, the Miata has thrilled and inspired hundreds of thousands of buyers, from money-conscious workaday drivers to weekend racers. With its handling agility, revvy four-cylinder engine, easy-to-fold manual top, and precise manual shifter, it's the quintessential modern roadster.
Mazda's cheeky, lithe, and zoomy Miata convertible is the epitome of the expression, "It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow."
The MX-5's sparkling combination of nimble fun and thriftiness has made it a favorite at our test track -- and the current model holds to the standard.