From the Mailbag: How do you like your NB Miata vs. your old NA?
The Mazda MX-5 fanbois will argue this all day, but the NA and NB are essentially the same car. The later NB has slightly more modern interior & exterior styling, a smidge more power and some chassis stiffening bits – but where it counts the two cars are pretty much identical. I prefer the interior and exterior of my NB to my old NA, but I’ve seen awesome examples of each in race and tuner trim.
On the other hand, the current NC MX-5 is a whole different car. Not a bad car, but a car that’s more sophisticated and not nearly as cheap or easy to maintain and modify. As long as there are used S2000’s on the market, I can’t see myself buying an NC.
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