We drove all four Mazda MX-5 generations on Wales' glorious roads

Darren Cassey

Mazda's MX-5 has been a class- leader in delivering soft-top fun and driver satisfaction since 1989. Now in its fourth iteration, no other rear-wheel- drive lightweight sports car
under £25,000 has ever been able to match it.

In April this year, Mazda celebrated the fact that the millionth MX-5 had rolled off the production line. 27 years after the Japanese carmaker started manufacturing the iconic roadster, we headed into the depths of the Welsh countryside with an example from each generation. We reminisced, hitting the winding roads in convoy to remind ourselves why we adore this little car.