Is the answer always Mazda Miata? We discussed this in passing on the Autoblog Podcast earlier this week, and most assuredly the answer is "no." For example, the little MX-5 would be a terrible people carrier, and it'd be useless off road. You can't really tow anything of substance with it, either. Still, if push came to shove, it's satisfying to know that the diminutive roadster could eke out a career as a chase vehicle for the police.

That fact was proven when Road & Track editor Chris Cantle did something that he himself recognizes as "stupid." Upon returning home, Cantle discovered a "twenty-something" actively burgling his home. The resulting story is easily one of the more entertaining episodes to come out of the 1990 MX-5's service to the team at R&T and, we're guessing, will be one of the highlights of the Million-Mile Miata challenge.

Be sure to head over to Road & Track for a full retelling of the chase from Cantle, as well as a follow-up on the saga.


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      BipDBo
      • 9 Months Ago
      One time, while driving my wife's Ford Windstar, a guy rear ended me, and then took off. Irresponsibly, I sped off after him, hoping to at least get a photo or close enough to read his plate. I'm sure by the vehicle I was driving, you know what happened. I absolutely did not catch the guy. Not even close.
        BipDBo
        • 9 Months Ago
        @BipDBo
        It was the lamest high speed chase since OJ Simpson.