Feature story: In Defence of the “Midlife Crisis” Car
This week, we had a last minute change. I thought I’d be reviewing a Lexus for you – with four doors, five seats and plenty of trunk space (a perfectly reasonable family choice). But instead, I was put into… the Mazda MX-5. It’s the most unabashedly un-family friendly car we’ve ever seen on the channel. But it offers up a chance to talk about something creeping into my mind these days, the so-called midlife crisis car. It’s a vehicular choice that men are often roundly mocked for buying. But as I say in the video above, I think it’s less about grasping onto the last threads of your youth and more about finally being in a place in your life where you can buy something as indulgent as a sports car. Give it a watch and let me know what your take is. Next time, we’ll be back doing our regular thing – reviewing that Lexus I’d hoped to have for you this week!