By KBB.com Editors
Summary: In many ways the Mazda MX-5, previously known as the Miata, is the quintessential neo-British sports car. Its small dimensions, timeless styling and razor-sharp handling generate the same fondness fans of old MGs and Triumphs enjoy. Except that the MX-5 was born in Japan, fathered by Mazda, a company known for creating lively and reliable small cars. By combining British charm and Japanese reliability, the MX-5 has brought the fun of a roadster to a wider audience.