Posted Friday, June 21, 2024 at 10:36pm

2024 Mazda Miata RF Club vs Subaru BRZ tS Comparison Test

They banned menthol cigarettes in California. Your author has already run through the supply he smuggled inside the regime’s borders. The closest approximation the gas station sells is “Crisps,” a non-mentholated ciggie that tastes less like a cough drop and more like rotting tree bark. It’s tough out here.

Homogeneous and sanitized for our protection, the car market offers less choice too. Sports-car addicts have to look to the past to get their fix of flavor. It’s tough out there.

But all hope is not yet lost—for car enthusiasts, at least. There aren’t many left, but some small, affordable rear-wheel-drive two-doors with manual transmissions and gasoline exploding in their beating hearts still exist. These micro machines may get lost in a sea of swollen SUVs and pickups with beltlines that rise past their roofs, but the feeling and fun they deliver far exceed their exterior dimensions.