It's hard to believe that the ever popular Mazda MX-5 is celebrating its 15th anniversary. On the 5th March 2004, the 700,000th MX-5 rolled off the assembly line at the Ujina1 plant near Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan.
Originally the MX-5 was conceived to fill a specific niche in the open-top roadster market, little did Mazda know that it would become the best selling roadster of all time. The MX-5 appeals to men and women of all ages and all levels of driving experience. To reflect this there are now three engine's available the 1.6i ( the engine variant we feature in this road test ), 1.8i and 1.8i sport [ tested here ].
This is a 17-year+ news article, from our Mazda archive, which dates back to the year 2000.
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