Rented a Miata, Has a Damned Auto.

But man.... this thing is a hoot to drive anyway! The kind of fun that has my wife screaming at me “slow down, we have kids you asshole!!!!” and “Why would you turn off the traction control before you hit those turns, you moron???”...

And then we got home, and I was promptly rewarded with post-adrenaline coitus. So my overall review of the current generation Miata, even with the auto, is a solid 8/10. The paddle shifters in sport mode actually do a pretty reasonable imitation of manual shifting, the sport mode actually holds revs to redline, and with all of the electro-nannies switched off, this car can be thrown through a round-a-bout at approximately 50mph. Steering was tight, chassis was tight, the only reason it didn’t get a 10/10 was that at 255 pounds on a 5-10 frame, that little roller skate was a TIGHT fit for this guy...

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