Project STR

  • 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    Calling the Mazda Miata MX-5 "a machine which drives with all the precision of a boneless limb" is a harsh, and, among owners, enthusiasts, and the automotive press, unpopular statement. But EVO's Chris Harris actually makes a few fair points. His overall sum-up, that the MX-5 is equivalent to excrement, is a bit over the top, but in stock form, the MX-5 does fall victim to his key criticisms: that it's overly soft, imprecise, and unexciting. Hold Your Horses Before you get all revved up: I own a third-generation MX-5. I've driven the car hard on back roads, autocrossed its wheels off in...

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