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Old 03-30-2015, 01:22 PM   #841
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https://autos.yahoo.com/news/mazda-a...150000038.html

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25,735

I'll be waiting around for the club. Maybe wait for a smashing deal on an outgoing model. I wish it started at 23k.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:56 PM   #842
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https://autos.yahoo.com/news/mazda-a...150000038.html

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25,735

I'll be waiting around for the club. Maybe wait for a smashing deal on an outgoing model. I wish it started at 23k.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced from $24,915*

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Old 03-30-2015, 01:58 PM   #843
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ew. it's so ugly.

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Old 03-30-2015, 02:53 PM   #844
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ew. it's so ugly.

How long have you been saving that?
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It is such a deal! More money for less power!!
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:19 PM   #846
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It is such a deal! More money for less power!!
It is such a deal, slightly more money for loosing a good amount of weight.

I am going to need about 50 of you guys to buy mkturbo setups so I have the money to get a R&D ND.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:31 PM   #847
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No NDs at the Columbus Auto Show last week. I was dissapointed.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:37 PM   #848
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It is such a deal, slightly more money for loosing a good amount of weight.

I am going to need about 50 of you guys to buy mkturbo setups so I have the money to get a R&D ND.
The NA spec car lost a bit over 100 pounds and lost 15 HP out of the same displacement engine, even with the addition of super-high compression and direct injection. I can't believe the amount of face palm.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:50 PM   #849
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The NA spec car lost a bit over 100 pounds and lost 15 HP out of the same displacement engine, even with the addition of super-high compression and direct injection. I can't believe the amount of face palm.
You mean you wanted more power instead of 50mpg from your weekend toy car? What a revalation.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:02 PM   #850
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How long have you been saving that?
i just clicked the link above. saw how ugly the ND looks in silver and immedietaly thought of the capri.

I'd rather just buy the F-type and have the rear car the ND was aborted from.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:53 PM   #851
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Is this better?
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:56 PM   #852
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I do like that rear end better.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:33 PM   #853
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The fiat looks much better than the nd.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:38 PM   #854
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From Miata.net since that's what this conversation is like:

'In truth, an LSD is not a "must have" item for most drivers, and is often unneeded by those who believe they do need it. Testing has shown that an open diff is still the fastest way around a track if the rest of the setup is optimized to match grip to power."

I really want to know just what 'optimized to match grip to power' means.

On a serious note, I don't think the pricing is all that bad. Inflation is a bitch, and strong dollar/yen or no, we do live in a world overflowing with boomers driving 35K plus appliance-mobiles who think they got a good deal. With a significant portion of Miata sales to wine-and-cheesers with a few extra thou a month to blow, an out the door card for mid-high 20s is not all that shocking. Hell look at the traditional Japanese sports car evolution. If Mazda took the path well-traveled like the Supra/Z cars/3000GT/whatever, a ******* Miata would have 350HP and cost 70K by now.

Not saying I am thrilled. Just that them's the breaks.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:49 PM   #855
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$24,915 and you still need to buy a ******* reroute!
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:55 PM   #856
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I really want to know just what 'optimized to match grip to power' means.
That's geezer for "can't spin an all-season radial."

I've been learning to speak geezer in my spare time.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:56 PM   #857
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From Miata.net since that's what this conversation is like:

Not saying I am thrilled. Just that them's the breaks.


I think you mean "them's the berries"
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Is this better?
For the first time in my life I have an urge to own a Fiat.
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From Miata.net since that's what this conversation is like:

'In truth, an LSD is not a "must have" item for most drivers, and is often unneeded by those who believe they do need it. Testing has shown that an open diff is still the fastest way around a track if the rest of the setup is optimized to match grip to power."
What, did Mazda leave off the Torsen/Super-Fuji/whatever in the ND?

I agree about the pricing -- it's in line with inflation/etc. You can thank Greenspan, "Helicopter Ben", and the rest for that.

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Old 03-30-2015, 10:17 PM   #860
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For the first time in my life I have an urge to own a Fiat.
An Abarth edition and maxcare would make this a done deal for me.
It would be great if it comes with a little button that tightens up the steering like the 500 too. I'm a big fan of electric power steering.
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