The Mazda Miata is an inexpensive small roadster from the 90s. The SLK230 is an expensive small roadster from the 90s. But the SLK230 has status where the Miata does not, as Mr. Regular explains.
The late 90s were a time where everyone thought they’d be millionaires in a matter of months. Did that pan out? No way. But it meant that there were mobile status symbols on the road, meant to convey that it was going to pan out.
Artwork by David Grimshaw