Given that sports cars make up such a small fraction of the new car sales pie, it’s always a bit of a treat when you get to spend time with one. Especially one with as storied a legacy as the Z car. After all, the Z has been around in one form or another for the thick end of 50 years.
Tag - sports car
It’s now longer ago than I care to admit, but during the formative years of my driving career owning a powerful, rear wheel drive sports coupe seemed as unobtainable a dream as an acne-free face and a date to the prom. The biggest barriers to entry were my parents who, since they were mostly footing the bill for my insurance at the time, decided which cars made the “obtainable” list in the first place. Dreams of FD RX-7s, Supra Turbos or even lowly 240SXs were quickly dashed thanks to the sky-high premiums for my teenage male self. Even 6-cylinder Camaros or Mustangs, which I viewed as half-hearted substitutes at the time, were verboten. As a result, my path toward front-wheel drive was predestined, and a decade of Honda and Diamond Star sport compact ownership ensued. I loved those cars, but there was always a part of me that craved rear-wheel drive fun, especially when my friends began hopping on the drifting bandwagon that was all the rage in the early to mid-2000s.
As part of our push for more volunteer and guest driven content, Jeff Glucker of NADAguides.com will be providing us with several of his reviews as a guest contributor. Thanks Jeff, and we look forward to more of these in the near future! – Zerin
I stand 75.6 inches tall. I get physically ill at the thought of the middle row in coach. I am always more than tall enough for any carnival ride. However I was excited at the prospect of getting behind the wheel of the 2009 Mazda MX-5. I have never driven a Miata but I have heard that they are representative of pure motoring joy. Keys in hand and chiropractor on speed dial I sat down in the MX-5 and moved the seat all the way back and all the way down… which wasn’t very much of a move – this could be a long week.