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Old 09-04-2014, 02:30 AM
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Default 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Looking good and refreshingly non-Kodo:

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/03/2...otos-official/

This was one car that deserved it's own design language and got it. Thanks Mazda for not ruining it.


http://www.netcarshow.com/mazda/2016-mx-5/
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:34 AM
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I want to like it.l really do. I love how low it is...but the lights mess it up. I love the dramatic rear - but the lights (again ruin it)... The wheels seem overly small as well...

I'm not sold
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:41 AM
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It's much more of a departure from the current look than I was expecting tbh, and overall it's impressed me. The front is almost concept-like in it's low-down, aggressive look and the rear lights keep that ultra-modern theme going.

The interior also seems to be a very welcome change over the current model - simple, modern and by my reckoning, looks like they're used some nicer materials! Great work Mazda, and now all we have to wait for is the Alfa Spyder!
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:55 AM
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I LOVE IT! I looks simply fantastic and the design language hasn't messed up the classic proportions of the MX-5/Miata/Roadster one single bit. The benchmark for all roadsters has just been lifted to a whole new level.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:56 AM
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Unless it's powered up it will continue to be a nail girl / hairdresser special. Let me know when it has 300 hosepower. Until then, it's the same old excuses as usual Miata. Either it has balls or it doesn't. Miatas are typically not imbued with balls.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:24 AM
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the headlights are a little too small and a little too weirdly placed. But it's the least girly miata ever made.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:35 AM
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Unless it's powered up it will continue to be a nail girl / hairdresser special. Let me know when it has 300 hosepower. Until then, it's the same old excuses as usual Miata. Either it has balls or it doesn't. Miatas are typically not imbued with balls.
The Miata from the beginning was designed to be a cheap no-frills roadster that you can have fun with. It was never designed to be a barnstorming 300hp roadster. So it remains true to the original philosophy while keeping up with modern design language of Mazda.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:55 AM
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It's good to see a departure from the same-same design language of previous generations, but, it's just a shame it turned out with such questionable front and rear styling. As Crash pointed out, the lights ruin it IMO.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:18 PM
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The Miata from the beginning was designed to be a cheap no-frills roadster that you can have fun with. It was never designed to be a barnstorming 300hp roadster. So it remains true to the original philosophy while keeping up with modern design language of Mazda.
The problem is that the chassis can easily handle more power. Of course Mazda can continue building the Miata for its power phobic clients, but at an annual rate of sales in NA of 5-6,000 units, it clearly is a sales failure. Offering a Miata with some real power and an upgraded suspension could easily double sales.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:50 PM
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Great work Mazda, and now all we have to wait for is the Alfa Spyder!
Marchionne has already stated that the FCA version will not be branded Alfa, as his (latest, bound to change another hundred times) plan is that all Alfas will be built in Italy. The rumor is that it may come out as a FIAT. If they slap the 500 face on it I will never consider a Fiat/Alfa again.
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