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Old 10-28-2015, 10:23 PM   #1921
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One of the local dealers has five ND's in stock so I stopped by this evening for a test drive. Most of them are clubs, but a grand touring was the easiest to get out so I drove that. Overall, I'd say that Mazda did a good job with this one. The exterior looks hold up in person, still great, and the interior is comfortable and well laid out. The electric power steering isn't quite as good as the manual rack on my 94, but is still communicative. I thought one of the best parts was the new six speed, it's very, very smooth with a nice short throw. The new top is also just as easy to operate as everyone says. The only real negative for me was the engine. It's definitely stronger than an NA or NB, but I found it to be a little lackluster. The torque delivery was smooth and started down low resulting in a very drivable car, but I didn't find it very exciting. I will caveat that assessment with the fact that since it was a test drive with a salesman and the roads were damp I didn't flog it to wring out every last bit of power, and that I'm used to turbo power at this point. I do think that it has enough power to be fun and I'd like to try another drive in better conditions. All in all, I would, and in fact am, considering buying one, but it leave a bit to be desired.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:18 AM   #1922
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Far be it from me, the person who started this thread, but can we perhaps talk about the ND? Personally, I'd expect most of the regulars on this forum to be above the cr.net style forum bashing. Seen from the outside, my initial response is "who gives a f**?". I just don't get the juvenile us vs them rants. Waste of time and kind of embarrassing.
So I think I definitely understand where you're coming from now.

I've been the main perpetrator of reposting insane diatribes from mnet for the past year or so, and while I appreciated you trying to keep this thread mostly clean and positive, I initially disagreed because I'm like 1 out of 3 ND owners on this forum and daily status reports about how siqqq my commute was this morning isn't terribly exciting.

And then I saw that thread about canyon driving and wheels and realized that I might have been triggering something similar to PTSD.

I'm so sorry, Emilio. I apologize deeply and sincerely.
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:44 PM   #1923
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:01 AM   #1924
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When are you going to throw an ELECTRIC SUPER CHARGER on there?

Talk about data channels for days.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:29 PM   #1925
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You speak like it's all over and done. There are hardtop mounting spots under removal covers. The Miata has been out for... 4 months ish?

Hardtop is coming, both from 949 as Aidan said, and I expect from Mazda as well.

For now it won't be as much of a track car because it's so much more money, not to mention not very available. But 10 years from now?? Yep. They'll be everywhere out there.
I would think that if Emilio is building a hardtop, Mazda has told him they are not idk
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:25 PM   #1926
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I would think that if Emilio is building a hardtop, Mazda has told him they are not idk
That's a pretty grand assumption that I do not believe to be safe, though it certainly could be the case.
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:54 PM   #1927
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One thing I notice is a lack of location for the Frankenstein bolts of the NA, NB and I assume the NC (according to Google image search). I know not many people have taken apart the inside, but are there locations in interior for rear/side mounting points?
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:58 PM   #1928
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Go back through the thread. It has been discussed more than once that there are hardtop mounting points.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:05 PM   #1929
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Sorry, I don't live my life here. I'll just take your word for it.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:06 PM   #1930
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I don't live my life here
Shame on you

I'm sure someone will link it. They are hidden behind some covers or something.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:09 PM   #1931
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2015s are NC. But the 2016 NDs do have two little removable panels behind the soft top that look like they could be for a hardtop mount.
Not to doubt turbofan knowing where he works, but that is the only mention of interior hardtop mounts I see in this thread using the search function.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:15 PM   #1932
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You're right. Turbofan has mentioned the mounting points twice. I though emilio had too.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:21 PM   #1933
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I'm looking at the pictures of 949 Racing's car w/ GT3 bar and I see a few holes that maybe able to be used for side latches, but I can't see anything for the rear.

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Old 11-04-2015, 02:23 PM   #1934
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I just texted Turbofan asking for pictures.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:39 PM   #1935
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Hee hee. I don't even have a Miata here right now. I can dig into it next time we get one in.

There's a chance I misunderstood/misread something, in which case it appears I started a fun rumor

Cannot currently confirm or deny, will do some more digging.
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Not to doubt turbofan knowing where he works, but that is the only mention of interior hardtop mounts I see in this thread using the search function.


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That's the diagram I was looking for.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:54 PM   #1938
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SHAZAM! Love you newb.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:15 AM   #1939
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Looks like AVO showed off a ND turbo setup at SEMA for the 1.5 engine. Here is a link to the thread about it on m.net.

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Old 11-06-2015, 04:50 PM   #1940
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That looks really solid, and a decent price too.

That sure didn't take long.
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