Video: Mazda MX-5 vs. Mini Cooper S Cabrio

Touring car driver turned Fifth Gear host, Jason Plato had a chance to compare two lightweight convertibles that you wouldn’t normally put in the same category. He admits to liking the Mini Cooper S Convertible but he says that the Mazda MX-5 is much more fun. So which is quicker around their test circuit the Japanese roadster or the BMW owned Brits?

Check out the video to see for yourself.


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  (449) posted on 01.31.2011

Miata wins this hands down: more fun to drive, better looking, more reliable, RWD, PRHT option for added coolness factor and increased security, putting the top down does not lose you trunk space, and who needs a backseat people can’t fit in anyway?

  (613) posted on 01.31.2011

In this convertible showdown, Fifth Gear’s Jason Plato and Tiff Needell pit the all-new Mini Cooper S Cabriolet against Mazda’s MX-5, also known as the Miata in North America. Continue reading to see which vehicle came out on top.

  (939) posted on 12.6.2010

Mini-cooper has the advantage because it has better operation than the MX-5, but the MX-5 Captivates me.

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