If you’ve ever been near an MX-5, the 124’s cabin will be familiar fare, but there are one or two subtle differences to be found. They don’t lie in the layout; that’s absolutely identical, which means the dashboard controls and touch-screen infotainment system (standard on two of the three trims) are simple to use, but the buttons on the steering wheel could be more clearly marked. The differences lie in the materials on top of the dashboard and doors, which have a soft finish. They don’t look a lot posher than the corresponding panels in the Mazda, but do feel it. The low-slung driving position feels suitably sporty, but while there’s plenty of adjustment on the steering column, you can’t change the height of your seat base, only the angle. This might result in some drivers feeling a little awkward in their seat, especially if they’re tall. The view at the front quarters of the car is clear, but the small rear window means your rearward visibility could be better when the roof is up.