IT’S TIME TO put my assertion to the test. A few years ago I declared to fellow staffers at MOTOR HQ that I’d rather live with a Mazda MX-5 every day over a Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. This was around the time former Editor, Dylan Campbell, was running a base model manual 86 as a long termer. It’s a car I also enjoyed plenty of seat time in. My theory being that the 86 was more of a chore at slow speeds than the iconic roaster.
Fast forward through a pandemic to current times and I’m now the ‘owner’ of a Mazda MX-5 GT RS for the next few months. Or, in a roundabout way, it’s the pseudo ‘putting my money where my mouth is’ scenario. What you should also know is that I’m 186cm tall, or 6’1” on the old scale, and currently running a body weighed down by more than a few Covid kegs. Therefore I’m going to thoroughly test the ingress and egress of the diminutive interior.
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