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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby Mr-914 » September 10th, 2014, 6:50 am

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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby thecuster86 » September 10th, 2014, 9:31 am

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Mr-914 wrote:What's up with Duran Duran at the end of the presentation? #fail


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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby dziner82 » September 17th, 2014, 1:48 pm


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im not crazy for it but as Yo said, need to see it in person. I was really anxious to see this car.
the rear end lights look like and angry robot and also a lesser version of the new Jag F-type rear end design to me.

Also, Why does the miata always sit on an island as far as design language at mazda? this car looks nothing like the other cars in the line currently, maybe a tiny bit in the front grille opening but thats it... i think the other cars in the line currently have much better language and more unique. i think the 3 and 6 sedan are better designed than this for what they are.

im sure performance will be amazing as always from the miata. but also agree with what was said previously if you took the badges off it wouldn't resonate as Mazda to me. this type of car has the possibility to look STUNNING as many of the other cars posted in this thread, this does not look stunning to me, nor does it really grab me in a positive or negative way, but same could be said of past miata designs in my opinion.

Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby Cameron » September 17th, 2014, 11:09 pm

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Doesn't feel very Mazda-ey. Mazda has lots of connected contours, this is very BR-Z disjointed and conflicting surfacing. They could have made it more masculine without being too generic or crease happy, IMO.

The overall stance is interesting.
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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby Cyberdemon » September 18th, 2014, 8:01 am

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I find it hard to complain about the surfacing - in this day and age it's extremely restrained when this is what the rest of the Japanese are going for:

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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby yo » September 18th, 2014, 11:18 am

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Postby Lmo » October 5th, 2014, 2:53 pm

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Postby jacob fleisher » October 5th, 2014, 4:34 pm


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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby yo » November 5th, 2015, 7:36 pm

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Did you see the concepts they did for SEMA?

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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby Mr-914 » November 16th, 2015, 1:27 pm

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*jaw drops*

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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby NURB » November 17th, 2015, 11:08 pm

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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby mo-i » November 18th, 2015, 5:57 am

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Well, they did not deliver on the Alfa, but on something else:

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Is it wrong to like this?

I know this is a japanese Beauty faking the former sinfull latina look of her grandmother, but I like her better than her angry faced sister.

Waiting with anticipation for a demonstrator. The Mustang that I rented in April was a lot better than expected und just the right size for
me. I am keen to see where this new generation of Fiat Spider sits compared to that.

But like any Mx5 it needs a drop and a little fatter rims.

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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby Mr-914 » November 18th, 2015, 7:52 am

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In other pictures, it looks too Chrysler Crossfire-ish for me. I'll put my money on the Miata. Love the original 124 though. That was the first car that I really wanted. If I could find a clean one in Canada today, I would probably do something stupid.

I've started thinking of a Mustang of Camaro convertible with the kids. I don't know though:/
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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby mo-i » November 18th, 2015, 8:18 am

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The current Mustang is not a real 4 Seater if dad is 190cm (6.25feet). But an excuse is provide for what could otherwise become a dealbreaker.

I would want to inspect that Fiat Spider in person really soon. The italian engine (note) could be an advantage as well. The Miata does nothing for me. The new one looks like an angry little bug to me every time I pass the dealership in town. An opportunity wasted.

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Re: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Postby Cyberdemon » November 18th, 2015, 9:40 am

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That's very interesting, I didn't love it in black but when I scrolled down and saw the blue + brown it feels pretty slick. It reminds me a lot of the old 240Z from the front.

Would be interesting to see if it ends up being more or less expensive for the Fiat.

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