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Old 03-23-2016, 10:28 AM   #2341
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Take it back!

It's alright, I'm not swooning over it or anything. It reminds me a lot of the SW20. I do like that the rear window slides down. Too bad that there aren't going to be any on the road or at Mazda next week, though.

I already have a dog in the fight, so I'm gonna hold out for 949's solution.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:31 AM   #2342
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I really like the way the retractable coupe looks, but seriously, just make a coupe Mazda. The people want it, your engineers want it, automotive magazines want it.

Miatas are all about simplicity. Make a simpler coupe that's lighter and stiffer.

I wonder how much lighter a real coupe would be? 60lbs? 100lbs? The retractable coupe has to be the heaviest feature on the car by a large margin.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:06 AM   #2343
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I like it, a lot. If I wanted to dominate autocross or track day bro, maybe wouldn't be my first choice, but as a potential DD/fun run car it's up there. Then my 97 could become the track queen she's destined to be. Looks better than the NC PHRT imo and certainly punches above it's weight class rockin' the Porsche-esqe targa. As someone who rocks a hardtop with no softtop, but still likes to go topless from time to time, this is certainly the best of both worlds.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:14 AM   #2344
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.....I mean if they do make the coupe, like everyone is rambling about, I'd like it EVEN more than the targa. but no such luck yet
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I want to see these "angles" that it supposedly doesn't look good from. cause so far I like everything I see
This.

I've been drooling over the pix since last night. I'm in luv.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:28 PM   #2346
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Targa shape doesn't work for me. If Mazda finds that variant profitable then I'm all for it. I'd still like to see a full coupe with a roofline that extends further back, wraparound rear window and rear quarter windows instead of black painted trim like the targa. Something more C6-esque.
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Mazda made the Rx7 a convertable, but wont make the miata a coupe; but a Fiero. that's annoying.
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:59 PM   #2348
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Targa shape doesn't work for me. If Mazda finds that variant profitable then I'm all for it. I'd still like to see a full coupe with a roofline that extends further back, wraparound rear window and rear quarter windows instead of black painted trim like the targa. Something more C6-esque.
Glass is heavy. Just ask the 80's.

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Old 03-23-2016, 04:13 PM   #2349
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With a retractable rear window, and the rear buttress design, I believe it would be minimal.

Honest to god, my first thought was, "I wish they offered bolder colors." The top is 458 spyder, mMcLaren esq in its design, integration, and beauty

Also, 15 seconds from open to shut..... Compare that against any other manufacturers and mazda gets propcats again
Yes I see that now. That pretty much seals it for me, I'm waiting for the RF unless it's more than $2000 more.

It'll also depend on money factor and stuff for the leasing but I'm 99% sure I'll go for the RF instead of the soft top.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:34 PM   #2350
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Glass is heavy. Just ask the 80's.
The 928 roof config is not what I visualize at all. The 'shopped coupe a few pages back really appeals to me. Just commenting that I would prefer a coupe over a PRHT Targa. A coupe without retractable anything will not be the heaviest ND variant.
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Yes I see that now. That pretty much seals it for me, I'm waiting for the RF unless it's more than $2000 more.

It'll also depend on money factor and stuff for the leasing but I'm 99% sure I'll go for the RF instead of the soft top.
I'm wondering how it will be packaged. Mazda might limit it to GTs. Didn't they do that with the PRHT over the last couple of years? If that's the case, I'm thinking the HD suspension and LSD options may make their way onto the GT as well?

All conjecture, of course.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:37 PM   #2352
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No, the PRHT was available on the Club models, and I've gotta believe Mazda will continue to offer this in the Club model. I could be wrong, and if so, I'll be sticking with the soft top -- the pricing would just get to be too ridiculous.

Waiting as anxiously as all the rest of you (maybe moreso...) for ordering/packaging details.
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Oh, OK. This will be a natural for the Club I think.
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I expect they will add the suspension package with LSD to the GT for next year.
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i watched the retracting video and just loled.
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I watched the retracting video and I came.
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The targa structure does look like it is more substantial rollover protection. Pure conjecture based upon pictures of course.

(edit) Just watched the video. Never mind. Won't do jack for rollover.
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As much as I like it, the only way I'd possibly end up in one is if it comes in Club trim. That leather looks good, but I want no part of it in Texas, plus too much $$ for GT + potential LSD add-on. I've done enough suffering through years of open diff on my NA's.
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Had dealer preview passes last night from my buddy's dad. RF looks great. Do want. Would have preferred a hardtop coupe though. Couldn't get close to the car, this poor woman just sat in it all night lower and raising the targa top over and over.


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Couldn't get close to the car, this poor woman just sat in it all night lower and raising the targa top over and over.
Thinking about the "minimum wage" thread, and the alarmists claiming that computers will be taking over all intellectual jobs just as robots and machines have taken over a lot of tedious manual jobs.

And here Mazda is paying someone to sit in a car and push a button back and forth all day...
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