Like it or not, the '80s were cool. Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was encouraged. But a very special thing happened in February of 1989: the Mazda MX-5 was born.
It all started with the first-generation Mazda MX-5, the NA. It had an 85kW/130Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine up front, rear-wheel drive and it weighed under 1000kg. It was affordable too, with prices starting around the $29,000 mark.
Since then, the Japanese soft-top has evolved through several generations, well and truly cementing its title as the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car.
And now, twenty-six-years later, Mazda has launched the all-new fourth-generation MX-5, the ND. But how does it compare to the original?
Here to help us decide is the owner of NA MX-5 we have here, Nick Bodey…