By the late 1950s, Mazda began to look for ways to separate itself from the narrow kei car market and differentiate itself from the larger Japanese automakers. The company found a great deal of inspiration from the sporty styling and Wankel rotary engine of the NSU Ro 80. In 2016, Mazda was the fifteenth largest global automaker with a sales volume of more than 1.5 million vehicles. Given that there are so many fun Mazdas out there to drive, we thought we’d make it easier to choose one for yourself. See BE FORWARD’s top four easy-to-love Mazda cars!