miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something) - Page 40 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2015, 12:22 PM   #781
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 900
Total Cats: 57
Default

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention: Leafy, you're a moron. Mazda isn't going to create some one off "American Safety Special" that will balloon the weight. The only safety change is the hood risers on the Euro cars for pedestrian safety.

I challenge you to find a car that Mazda sells in the Japanese, European, and American markets that has a significant difference between the safety options offered; i.e. - a claim where the Japanese Mazda3 has 4 airbags whereas the American one has 6. If you could tabulate the curb weights and price as well, that'd be great.
Dunning Kruger Affect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2015, 12:23 PM   #782
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,764
Total Cats: 750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leafy View Post
They'll manage to make the lightest USA version heavier than 2238lbs because marketing thinks that in murica people wont buy a car unless it has 6 airbags, blue tooth, air con, and heated side view mirrors. And of course they also wont buy a car with 155hp even if it weighed 1500lbs.
Its not marketing, its the health and safety people. Its all manufacturers, not just Mazda. They know that US drivers continue to NOT WEAR SEATBELTS so they pile in extra air bags and padding and **** to try to keep these dumbfucks alive, thus leading to a heavier car.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Somebody says Top Gear is slated to have the ND on within the next week or so.
Now THIS is something I'd like to see. I binge watched TopGear on Netflix as soon as I found out there was going to be a licensing issue with the BBC and just managed to squeak them all in. I'm up to I think series 20? Whatever Netflix has atm.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2015, 12:34 PM   #783
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
fooger03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 4,047
Total Cats: 178
Default

Americans wear seat belts at a higher rate than any other country I've ever visited...

...and those who don't wear seat belts aren't safety conscious enough to worry about 23 airbags anyways.
fooger03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2015, 01:20 PM   #784
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

Leafy, you're not a moron (right now) and I propped your last post and 100% agree. The car is going to be fantastic but I don't think it is going to sell well....

...particularly if it starts at $30k.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2015, 10:29 PM   #785
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SE NM
Posts: 1,138
Total Cats: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erat View Post
It all depends on price.
Cars aren't getting cheaper, so get ready for a 30k Miata with less power.
Chilicharger665 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2015, 10:43 PM   #786
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 33,170
Total Cats: 1,990
Default

...more than you can afford pal

...Miata?
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 12:31 AM   #787
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Mobius's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,782
Total Cats: 205
Default

I will enjoy blowing past ND owners in my Brotrexed NB as they go WTF??
Mobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 08:46 AM   #788
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,430
Total Cats: 1,016
Default

Fiat version of new ND (versionne 124):

Attached Thumbnails
miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something)-fiat-124-spider-b2_zpsr6h0ojsr.jpg  
sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 09:56 AM   #789
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 33,170
Total Cats: 1,990
Default

Seriously?
Looks like a mini pooper impregnated a ferrari and had an downs love child with a miata's proportions
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 09:59 AM   #790
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: woosta, ma
Posts: 8,610
Total Cats: 91
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
Seriously?
Looks like a mini pooper impregnated a ferrari and had an downs love child with a miata's proportions
Yeah when I first saw it yesterday I had to cover my mouth so no one at work would hear me laugh. On the other hand, its supposed to be getting a 200hp abarth version. And the Fiat version is getting a wop motor.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 10:06 AM   #791
Elite Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,190
Total Cats: 326
Default

So, it will go like hell, when it runs. Which means half the time.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 10:15 AM   #792
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: durham NC
Posts: 707
Total Cats: 58
Default

Has that been confirmed? I have a hard time believing it would be that ugly.
asmasm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 10:28 AM   #793
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Ryan_G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 2,174
Total Cats: 116
Default

From what I understood that image was just an artist's rendering. So not the official design.
Ryan_G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 10:32 AM   #794
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 33,170
Total Cats: 1,990
Default

well that's good. I still have a shread of hope for the premium nd being quicker than 150hp andddd looking good
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 10:44 AM   #795
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 5,812
Total Cats: 554
Default

It is impossible for an Italian sports car to look like a fat chick or anime. Few cultures have a better appreciation for the female form. It'll be hot. I have faith. Would be even better with a Honda engine.
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 11:47 AM   #796
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

Put the 1.4 abarth engine it it.... Do it dammit Fiat...
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 11:48 AM   #797
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 33,170
Total Cats: 1,990
Default

well it certainly sounds neat in the abarth
and doesn't it make like 200hp?
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 12:01 PM   #798
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,000
Total Cats: 409
Default

160. But in the 4C it makes more. But it's a fun crackly poppy job that would make for a hoot of an Italian roadster.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 12:19 PM   #799
Hug Life
iTrader: (3)
 
Monk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Huntington, Indiana
Posts: 2,401
Total Cats: 356
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
So, it will go like hell, when it runs. Which means half the time.
I think Fiat is coming around in the reliability department. My wife's 500 has 120K on it, and so far the only issues we've had have been a wheel bearing replacement and a freak passenger-side curtain airbag deployment when it was -40 outside.

Edit: both of those issues Fiat repaired for free BTW. Plus fiat has the equivalent of dodge's maxcare, which covers any mechanical issues for the owners lifetime.
Monk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 12:28 PM   #800
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,430
Total Cats: 1,016
Default

Fiat version will also have Iveco (Fiat) diesel as an option. 106hp 2.0l 200ft lbs.

Last edited by sixshooter; 03-05-2015 at 01:38 PM.
sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Thread Tools

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:38 AM.