Chris Harris and the Mazda MX-5 Miata have a bit of a checkered past. The infamous auto writer once sank his teeth into the little Japanese convertible and didn't stop until he drew blood, saying he was "completely ambivalent to the existence" of the machine, and that it drove "with all the precision of a boneless limb." For reasons that don't need enunciation, Harris has received plenty of flack over those comments. Now he's taken the time to give the Miata another shot to see if he was misguided in his derision.

What's the verdict? Harris says he may have been a little too hard on the Miata on the first go around. But that doesn't mean he's recanting his original point of view. He's still not sold on the fact that the Mazda is a legitimate sports car. We would counter by saying that may be true for someone who parks a Ferrari 599 in his garage every night. The rest of us are happy to get our hands on anything that even remotely resembles a proper-handling machine. Check out the video below.

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