Gen 1 MX-6 or Gen 2?

As some of you may know, I like Mazdas, and want an MX-6, or the equivalent 626 as my first car. Give me reasons why I should get one generation over the other. Go!

My enthusiasm for these cars has come from my father owning a 1994 gen 2 MX-6 in the late 90's to early 2000's, and was reignited by sitting in a pristine 626 (apart from a bit of bubbly paint on the rear fender) in the shop at college a year ago, which had about 300K KM on the clock, and still ran like a top.