Maybe it's a good thing the Globe doesn't put its car reviews online
Since they sometimes seem stuck in 1982. Today's review of the Mazda Miata is by a self-professed macho manly man who reports he gets "worked up" when people call the Miata a "chick car" because it's macho enough even for a big, strapping manly man like him, although really only if you drive the Special Edition, with the black wheels and a black top that give it "some badass cred." Some specific quotes:
For 2012, Mazda has made it a little easier for MX-5 proponents like myself to defend the Miata's manliness.
If you are one of those self-conscious souls who would like a fun-to-drive car, but don't think the standard Miata is macho enough, the black wheels and black top conspire to give the Special Edition some badass cred.
It's such a fun car that I get a little worked up when someone calls the Miata a chick car.