The new 2016 Miata

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The new 2016 Miata

Postby Jesda » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:29 pm

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http://www.mazda.com/stories/craftmansh ... x-5_25th2/

Also, the reveal with Duran Duran was nice. The camera work was lacking though.


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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby Kompresshun » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:52 pm

:fap:

So much for the idea of building a muscle car next. Looks like those funds are getting put toward a new Miata :biggrin:

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby Jesda » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:24 pm

The rest of the online event was hilariously chaotic and disorganized. Audio problems, poor camera work, and a lack of scripted content.

The presenter was heard saying "I drew that out as long as I could." as the screen faded to black. :rotfl


On the plus side, this makes it clear that Mazda spent all its money on design and engineering.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:27 pm

Seems like NICO has the best pictures I've seen of it thus far. I like it a lot. I can't wait to drive one!

I might have to move this to the Miata forum on here!!

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby gwoods » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:50 pm

a lot of it looks like the best of the S2000

I love it

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby themadscientist » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:41 am

I like it better than the BMW Z4 they ripped off.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby krazy skwerel » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:25 am

I wish i could afford a new car. This would be top of my list for a sub 30k car.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby numbnuts240 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:47 am

themadscientist wrote:I like it better than the BMW Z4 they ripped off.
the exact thought that came to me when i saw it.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby frapjap » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:11 am

Kompresshun wrote::fap:

So much for the idea of building a muscle car next. Looks like those funds are getting put toward a new Miata :biggrin:
That is a downright sexy car. If it ends up with the 200 horse engine, this may be the next car I buy. It'd be awesome to buy new, but unless something crazy happens with my budget and a wedding pays for itself, it'll have to be a couple of model years old before I can get my hands on one.

I love this photo. Wish more car companies would do overlays like this:
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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby BusyBadger » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:42 am

numbnuts240 wrote:
themadscientist wrote:I like it better than the BMW Z4 they ripped off.
the exact thought that came to me when i saw it.
Same here.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby OriginalWheelman » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:15 am

Nice pics of the new F-Type. What? You mean that's a Miata?

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby Kompresshun » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:27 am

Personally I think it's the best looking Miata since the NA. I really don't hate any of them, but this one is a step in the right direction. The NC was a good looking car, but way too bulky and just wasn't what a Miata should be IMHO - which is light and nimble. Obviously until I drive one, I can't form a true opinion on it but I think this one is going to be quite special. I still prefer the NA though and always will. Pop-up headlights FTW.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby lne937s » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:03 am

Although I like the design, it doesn't look like a Lotus Elan anymore. I kind of liked the simplicity of the lines in the original. This still looks good, but more Italian than Brittish.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:42 am

I dig it. I love how far aft the A-pillar is. It's very nicely proportioned overall, though it's hard to ignore (despite the designer's talk about how "impossibly low" the nose is, that the driver's shoulders are still about level with the top of the door. The nose has a sort of S2000-ish feel to it. What I like most, though, is the rear. Mazda managed to imbue what could have been a boring swath of bodywork with some style and depth. It's almost BMW-like. And the muscular beltline is nice, too.

I do find it amusing that so many people are talking about how nice the interior is. It's a Miata! I don't care about the interior, and I definitely don't care about any smegging smartphone interface.
Then again, if Mazda manages to genuinely trim 200+lb off the last generation while improving the interior, I'm not inclined to complain.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby OriginalWheelman » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:49 pm

But now it looks just like every other god damned roadster. It's lost it's niche.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:01 pm

I really like how the A-pillar DOESN'T mold itself into the front fender. I absolutely hate that about new cars.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby RicerX » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:35 pm

I have never been a big Miata guy really (never driven one... have always been curious)... but I would drive the piss out of one of these. This is one of the best looking cars Mazda has ever built. Right up there with the FD RX-7.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby themadscientist » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:42 pm

if they bring that in under 30K I may have to sell the 7 and have a mid life crisis. It's like Mazda is trolling here and read my posts.

So that's Toyota and Subaru, now Mazda. Nissan? Anything?

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby gwoods » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:50 pm

interesting read on Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-mazd ... car-2014-9

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby Kompresshun » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:08 pm

Interesting read, but 90% of the article is talking about the previous generation Miata which WAS a lot bulkier and butched up compared to the original. The new one has been trimmed down a ton and has dropped a lot of the macho buldges from the NC Miata.

Again though - I still prefer the original to the rest. Always have and always will. Honestly though I share those feelings with a lot of Japanese vehicles - like the Fairlady Z, RX7, GT-R, and Celica. Something about the original models was always so pure and just not trying so hard.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby Bubba1 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:26 am

Dang, that new Miata puts a smile on my face and I haven't driven it yet. I like the new design. :dblthumb:

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:04 pm

PapaSmurf2k3 wrote:I really like how the A-pillar DOESN'T mold itself into the front fender. I absolutely hate that about new cars.
YES, absolutely this.

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Re: The new 2016 Miata

Postby themadscientist » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:46 pm

Please stick a Renesis in it Mazda. Don't make me jam a 13B into a second gen.


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