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Mazda MX-5 RF vs Mazda MX-5 comparison

If you have about $45-50k to spend on a convertible, there aren’t many good choices. The default pick is, of course, the Mazda MX-5, and as we discussed previously, it would be our pick over its Italian cousin, the Abarth 124, but now there is a new MX-5, one which throws mud at tradition and seeks to attract a new type of buyer to the brand...

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