Couldn't disagree more about the lines; don't see how they could be
improved. But then I feel that way about a couple dozen cars. In any
case, De gustibus non est disputandem.
The "chick car" remark is interesting, albeit snide, reflecting an
obnoxious contempt for women. Instead, I would put a different twist on it.
There are indeed some cars that women look great in. The original
Mustang convertible comes to mind. In this regard, the Miata also gets
high marks as do most Triumphs - or maybe they just plain look good in
convertibles. Once again, however, that takes nothing away from the
quality of the cars.
At 09:10 AM 6/4/97, you wrote:
>I love this thread. It brings out the little cat in (some) of us.
>My .02 cents worth? Problem with the Miata begins with its lines. Sure,
>Mazda execs tried hard to tune the exhaust note nostalagically, but they
>get the look right. A friend of mine (who owns an E-type built when he
>was 3) summed it up best with this evaluation: ™Miata? A chick car!™
>By that, he meant that its appeal is directed toward women. Of course, his
>name shall remain withheld from his wife and the public at large.
>74 manly Spitfire
>PS: I got a real kick the other day when I saw one of said machines with a
>vanity plate that read ™90 Miata.™ Hmm. I guess the 90 Miata would be a
>virtual classic by now, though the car has undergone no perceptible changes
>since its inception. And how many Miatas has Mazda built? 84.3 million?
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