To be fair, you have to be a very dedicated enthusiast to appreciate the Mazda Miata. The acceleration is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of driving manuelle most of the fun will go over a typical driver’s head. There’s also the Miata’s “slow-car-fast” outlook, which is deftly woven into its characterization- its driving mechanics draw heavily from classic British roadsters, for instance. The enthusiasts understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of its driving feel, to realise that it’s not just fun - it says something deep about AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY. As a consequence people who dislike the Miata truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the meaning of Mazda’s existential philosophy of “Jinba Ittai”, which itself is a Japanese term for “the fusion of horse and rider”. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated Toyota-driving simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Masakatsu Kato’s automotive genius unfolds itself around them as they step on the gas. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂 And yes, by the way, i DO have a Miata tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they have a car that’s roughly as driver-oriented as my own (preferably less so) beforehand. Nothin personal kid 😎
Happy Miatalentines day!