Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-04-2015, 01:57 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
Miata Fans, The 2016 MX-5

I seem to recall there's a few on this forum . . .

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive – Review – Car and Driver



Since the Miataís arrival 26 years ago, sports cars have slowly grown into giants. Bigger cars may have bigger engines, they may carry passengers more comfortably, and they might sell better in China (and everywhere else for that matter), but itís gratifying to know that the Miata continues to stay true to the original, which itself stayed true to the Lotus Elan. Itís still a small sports car. Itís still big fun. Itís still a toy. Best of all, it still makes us happy

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-04-2015, 02:04 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,566
I may start saving now so I can buy a new one!
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-04-2015, 02:46 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The slums of Beverly Hills
Posts: 6,450
In other news the resale value of every FRS/BRZ just took a nosedive. I saw one at the LA autoshow a couple of months back. Pics don't do it justice, its a very good looking design and much smaller than the 3rd gen.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,385
Yes, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the few 2016 cars that isn't a complete turd in my book.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-04-2015, 02:49 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
Much smaller? The article says an inch here, a half inch there . . .
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,385
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTI View Post
Much smaller? The article says an inch here, a half inch there . . .
2350 lb ain't too shabby, though, especially for a car with modern safety nancytronics. That's slightly lighter than the 1.8L NA Miatas.

Love it! And love that it doesn't try to please the knuckle-dragging types by having 250+ hp.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-04-2015, 03:06 PM
Redefining normal daily
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 445
I haven't had any real interest in new car releases/reviews since the CLK55 came to be in 2001..... until this car.

It sounds pretty danged interesting..... there is a non-zero chance one of these will become Miata number 8 for me (a few years down the road after land/farm is acquired).
__________________
1961 220b: first project car - sold.
2000 CLK 430: first modern Benz - sold.
2001 CLK 55: OMG the torque!!! - sold
1972 280SE 4.5: Baby Gustav
1991 300TE 4Matic: Gretel the Snow Bunny - sold
1978 300SD: Katz the Free Man
1980 Redhead: Darling Wife
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-04-2015, 03:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The slums of Beverly Hills
Posts: 6,450
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTI View Post
Much smaller?
Yes
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-04-2015, 03:29 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
That's a 3rd gen on the right?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-04-2015, 03:33 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,385
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTI View Post
That's a 3rd gen on the right?
No, it's an NA (1st generation).
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-04-2015, 03:36 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,566
They're all about the same size. The new one will have a bigger motor, and bigger wheels and tires but its a lot built of aluminum so it will still be about the same weight as the first and second gen cars.
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-04-2015, 06:43 PM
engatwork's Avatar
busy
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Soperton, Ga. USA
Posts: 12,581
I like the way it looks.
__________________
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-04-2015, 08:41 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,566
Me too.
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-04-2015, 10:25 PM
A Talent for Obfuscation
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: In the Deep State
Posts: 12,365
Mazda is manufacturing a badge-engineered version of the Miata for Fiat. Can anyone phonetically post the Japanese equivalent of "Fix-It-Again-Tanaka"?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-05-2015, 08:14 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,306
That's a good looking car!

Mazda has been on a roll their 6 sedan is a very good looking car as well.

__________________
2020 GMC Sierra Denali
2007 Tiara 3200
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page