Which engine for new MX-5?

Most reviews of the new Mazda MX-5 praise and recommend the 1.5 engine, but the most recent review I have seen advises going for the 2.0 engine especially as this only costs an extra £850 including an uprated suspension and brakes, a torsion bar and a limited slip differential. Is this a no brainer or is the 1.5 still the better option for everyday motoring and a better ride?

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The reason is that Mazda initially only released the 1.5 for testing and that gives the purest 'sportscar' experience. Mazda also wants to sell as many 1.5 v/s 2.0 for emissions/CO2 reasons. But, like the Toyota GT86, it lacks torque, so for everyday the 2.0 is more satisfying to drive.
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