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Old 06-25-2015, 03:09 PM   #1261
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<p>Isn't the FRS like 5k cheaper than the ND?</p>
Base is pretty close to the same, as is fully optioned. I also don't know anything about ND crash tests but I do know the car is stiffer than the NC and fare stiffer than the NA/NB. This from info supplied to me by representatives at Mazda corporate and a drive on a very twisty and lump road.
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:11 PM   #1262
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<p>Isn't the FR-S base 25k? I thought the ND was like 30k.</p>
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FWIW, Having heard from someone who is a very good driver that recently had a chance to drive both the FR-S and ND back-to-back on the racetrack, he said the ND is better in every way. I don't doubt that FR-S/BRZ owners will want to deny that a better lightweight and relatively cheap "fun" car exists. Can't wait to drive the ND myself.

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Old 06-25-2015, 03:45 PM   #1264
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<p>Nvm. Don't know where I was getting my ND price figures.</p>
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<p>Isn't the FR-S base 25k? I thought the ND was like 30k.</p>
2016 ND MX-5 base price is $24,915
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Old 06-25-2015, 04:31 PM   #1266
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Base is pretty close to the same, as is fully optioned. I also don't know anything about ND crash tests but I do know the car is stiffer than the NC and fare stiffer than the NA/NB. This from info supplied to me by representatives at Mazda corporate and a drive on a very twisty and lump road.
Thank you for shedding light on the topic, Emilio!
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:51 AM   #1267
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We put the ND on scales today.

No driver, 6 gallons of fuel. 2283 lbs:



Corner weights with 166 lb driver:

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Old 06-29-2015, 01:57 AM   #1268
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I'm assuming this is the Ceramic Club with BBS/Brembo package? Impressive, to be sure.

We will have our first one at the dealer within a week or two... But it's going to be an automatic
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I'm definitely in the market for one of these...how do I sign up for a test drive.
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:53 AM   #1270
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Lol. Contact your friendly local dealer representative :P
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I'm assuming this is the Ceramic Club with BBS/Brembo package? Impressive, to be sure.

We will have our first one at the dealer within a week or two... But it's going to be an automatic
Ceramic Metallic, yes. Grand Touring so no Brembo/BBS

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I'm thinking base model. The LSD is only $500 from the dealer but it's a cheap Auburn type. Ours will get an OS Giken. Xidas already in the works. Wilwood already has a front BBK in the works. Rear calipers are already aluminum. Tooling already happeing for 6UL's. No reason for me to pay $3400 for the Brembos & BBS. That leaves a base model as our logical starting point.
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But you only get one USB port versus two.

I ordered the BBS/Brembo package because I hate money and it's going to be a DD/autox car. Also, I require plastic go fast bits. The BBS wheels are going to be stored carefully after once I get some RPF1s and paint them bronze/gold (or 17x7 6ULs if the stars align). I haven't been to the the Western NC/TN mountains in a while, and I'm excited to take delivery.

That said, the dealer is still sending me form letters asking what it would take for them to close a sale.

e: just thumbed through the owner's manual; they're actually recommending 10k miles/1 year oil change intervals. The future is now.

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No worries. You can finance that ND cup car:

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I saw it in person--hate the rear end more now than ever.




now if they'd only stuff this motor in it:

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The LSD is only $500 from the dealer but it's a cheap Auburn type..
Not familiar with Auburn type differentials, do they function like a Torsen?
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Not familiar with Auburn type differentials, do they function like a Torsen?
Nope. More like a clutch type in action. This is a generic pic. The Mazda diff has a separate stamped steel bowl shaped plate with radial grooves that sits over the cones and bears against the outer housing. The one in this pic has no plate so the cone bears directly onto the housing. Seems crude but apparently it works. Early feedback is that the OEM ND LSD has a fairly low locking ratio. This heard second hand from someone who would have direct experience with it. I haven't driven an ND yet.

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now if they'd only stuff this motor in it:

¿Qué es eso?
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¿Qué es eso?
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Ah, Mustang Ecoboost.
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