What's the smarter buy - Mazda MX5 hardtop or soft top?

I love the look of the new Mazda MX5 hardtop, but could the retractable roof mechanism cause problems in years to come and would I be wiser to stick to the (much cheaper) soft top?

Asked on 26 December 2016 by Mike Pearce

Answered by Honest John
Yes, it could be trouble. Has been on the previous model RC. And, of course, the car is a bit heavier. I'd go for the much cheaper soft top.
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