In Reply to: A Miata is a true sports car. Not a Z28. posted by DG2 on October 09, 1999 at 21:58:17:
: There are lots of definitions of "sports car" but very few of them include cars with semi-useable back seats. Some don't even include cars with a roof. Sports cars don't even have to be unusually fast.
: Sports cars: Viper, NSX, Miata, 911, Z3, MR2,30 year old MG, ....
: Yes, it's obviously true that the 323/328 isn't the fastest car on the road. Generally, people that buy them don't even care. Most of us have never posted a "I beat a xxxx today!" message and think these messages are kind of stupid.
: Just my opinion.
My definition of a true sports car is a car that makes no comprimises in the pursuit of driving fun. M3 sedan and M5 fit this, all the cars in the post above do. But, the 328 and 323 do make comprimises for practicallity and day to day function, which is fine that's the reason why most of buy the car. The 323/328 are as close as any day to day practical car has ever gotten to a true sports car.
By the way, my example of the pure true sports car: M coupe and Mazda Rx-7 R1.