That poor woman on MotorWeek trapped in that wood-paneled office sure had some nice things to say about the 1993 Mazda Autozam AZ-1, and really, why wouldn't she? Mid-engine, gullwing doors, a face that looks like an excited guppy hopped up on goofballs — I love it.

Sure, they made some slightly insulting comparisons to a Cozy Coupe, but overall the unnamed driver who washes his loaner cars and transmits his thoughts to the office-prisoner woman sure seemed to like it.

I think Canadians can import these without trouble, and that makes me very jealous. I want an Autozam.


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