Mazda MX-5 1.8i Sport

Since its launch in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 has become a motoring icon. It is the car that brought back affordable fun and inexpensive sportscar motoring – an experience that over 600,000 people worldwide have rediscovered. Now, 14 years later, popularity of the world’s favourite roadster (as certified by the Guinness Book of Records) shows no signs of waning and sales of the Mazda MX-5 in the UK during 2002 hit an all-time record level with over 7,150 models sold.

For the 2003 model year, all Mazda MX-5 cars received increased specification across the range, with little or no change in price. This improved value was combined with a technical enhancement programme introduced during 2002, which focussed on developing the key dynamic elements of driving pleasure that have made the Mazda MX-5 the best-selling two-seater sportscar in the world.

In developing this latest generation model, Mazda set out to expand and further express the fun aspect of this front-engined, rear-wheel drive car, while retaining its distinctive styling. Subtle enhancements included the adoption of Mazda’s distinctive five-point grille, new headlamps and rear combination lamps.

Mazda improved the engine performance, strengthened the bodyshell, fine-tuned the suspension, enhanced the safety features, and also improved comfort and convenience.

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Published : 15/01/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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