Face-liftedMX5 drives like a dream

Whether on Italy’s Amalfi coast or the wild west of Ireland, the classic Japanese roadster will eat up the road

21st March, 2009

The iconic Mazda MX-5 sports car has dominated the roadster segment for decades and recently I was lucky to have the opportunity to the new face-lifted version along the Amalfi coast, south of Naples.

The departure from Naples airport was one of the most harrowing experiences I have had for some time. Every Neapolitan driver seems to believe that maximum speed is the only way to get about. Thank God for the diminutiveMX-5, because the...

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