My article on the 2016 Miata

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  1. revlimitbounce

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    "Bench racing"

    I don't know if that is your coinage, but it's nice to have a word for it.

    Nice writing, by the way.
     
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    Nice article but I am biased. My daily driver is a 2012 MX-5.
     
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    Well done. As one who raced 3 NA Miatas for about a decade I couldn't agree more. My E92 M3 is an amazing car but I can't come close to it's limits on the street. My 97 Miata however allows me to do things that would get me killed in my M3 and still not look like public enemy number 1. :)

    ^Bench Racing term has been around forever, good term nonetheless especially for auto internet forums where number pissing matches are the norm.
     
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    Well and authoritatively written. I enjoyed it, and I appreciated your "voice"----and it's appearing here right after I saw the Abarth version of the rebodied/tweaked & turboed version of the "Fiat" 124 based on the new Mazda and I did a configurator run (black, in "Lux" trim w/ Brembos)---I'll give it two years for the inevitable issues to emerge and get solved and/or fixed and then think about trading in my wifes '10 328 hardtop convertible for the "Fiat":

    http://www.fiatusa.com/hostc/bmo/CUX201707BAFX27A/2DC/configurator.do#/summary
     
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    The MX-5 is and has always been an excellent car that is not at all about power but driver enjoyment.
     
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    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    Always wanted a Miata/MX-5. Now I want one more.
    Great article.
     
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    Bench racing is a national pastime.
     
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    Thx!
     
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    Thx! That term is quite old.
     
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    Thx! Yeah, I actually wrote a piece for the BBC when the new Fiat 124 debuted. Interviewed the designer in charge, etc.:http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20151119-meet-the-125-spider-fiats-miata-based-miata-fighter
     
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    Great article. I think this article can be summed up in the following common car phrase: "It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than drive a fast car slow". The Mazda Miata is also an incredibly popular autocross tool. I've never owned one, but I've had the pleasure of driving one for a few events. They are wonderful driver's car machines.
     

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