Why The Second Generation Mazda Miata Is Better Than The First, Despite No Pop-Up Headlights

If the answer is always Miata, has anyone ever asked which Miata?

Most people say the Mk1 Miata. Certainly, that has one of the most well-known faces in car history. But is it great because it’s great or because it’s the OG Miata and we’re a pack of nostalgic losers?


Look, I’m not here to start shit. I’m genuinely curious. Do technological advancements, a cheaper price tag, improved aerodynamics, a six-speed gearbox and theoretically less rust make the Mk2 better than the Mk1?


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