The Mazda MX-5 comes of age

Brought in to Malaysia by Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the new MX-5 is sold here for RM226,000 and to some extent, it seemed to be on the costly side. But just like any other premium car out there in the market, that is the price you would have to pay for the character, the persona, and very importantly, for the drive. And a fast one as well.

Mazda has been long enough in this business to know better. The MX-5 has been around long enough to know its drivers and owners. As a matter of fact, the MX-5 has been around for 18 years and has had its own following despite all the Type Rs and the RSes and such. To hold the world record for the highest selling 2-seater convertible sports car speaks volume for itself.

Another thing about the MX-5 is that you can easily riff through the MX-5 with the top up and take the 2 seater for a spin. To begin with, being a 2 seater means that you will get very little space, but if you are in this car, that would be the least of your concern. After all, this is for the young, the stylish, the fast movers and definitely the one who travel light.

The car comes with a classic look which exudes its very own identity but of course, modern times has stricken its influence onto this car and hence you get the sporty bucket seats with its slightly modern dashboard. How can anyone not like the fact that this car comes with paddle shifters in within its 6 speed gear box.

Whatever you choose to believe, you will know for a fact that the MX-5 is really one crazy car to own. If it is personality and originality you are looking for, something shy of RM250,000, then this is your obvious choice.