2016 Miata

2016 Miata

Postby thewalrus » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:07 pm

Just called and questioned about timing for a deposit / preorder.

Sounds like it'll be out next summer. From everything I've read, this car looks like it might be absolutely phenomenal. 2-3 hundred fewer pounds. Better fuel economy. Higher reving engine. The same (or a little more) power out of the 2.0 L skyactive engine. So performance will undoubtedly improve. And the price will stay about the same.

Never mind the new (awesome in my opinion) styling).

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I think it might actually be it. The car that makes me stop wanting to buy something different. Have to sell the MG, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I've enjoyed it for a year.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby ryguy79 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:11 am

Do it.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby SBF » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:46 am

Don't worry, it will be back up for sale in 2017. :lol:
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Swerve » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:54 am

I agree. This is a potentially sensational car. I'm also glad to see the back of the ugly bubble wheel arches that the MX5, RX8 and even S Class developed last generation.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby thewalrus » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:18 pm

The dude at the local Mazda Dealer here said it wouldn't be out until Summer 2016. With reservations being taken in December 2015. That doesn't sound right to me. The various internet sources are saying it should be about a year before that. Summer / Fall 2016 for showroom, and February 2015 for deposits being taken.

I'm hoping they're right and the Mazda guy is wrong. The dude did then try to sell me on a 25th Anniversary 2015 model (with PRHT!), which I wanted no part of. So I'm hoping he was just extending the 2016 release date in the hopes that he could sell me on this other thing.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Talon » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:16 pm

Those are pretty sharp. I still wish there was a hardtop option. Not a big fan of converts... but wouldn't kick one out of bed either :hump:
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Talon » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:17 pm

How much power are they going to make?
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby thewalrus » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:34 pm

Talon wrote:How much power are they going to make?


Heard a few rumors. But it sounds like they'll be using the 2.0 Skyactive, and that it may be slightly tuned to bump HP and Torque. Won't be anything major. But probably around 170 hp or so. Not a ton, but in a car that sounds like it'll weigh 2400 lbs with driver and a tank of gas, that'll be entertaining.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby thewalrus » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:35 pm

Anyway, discussed it with my wife - and she's totally on board. So assuming I can figure out when it's actually going to be released, I might be among the first people in Edmonton to pick one up.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Arthur Dent » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:57 pm

I assume Mazda will do the usual and drastically over price it for the Canadian market. Buggers.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Honor » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:51 pm

The front is meh, the back is sexy as hell though.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby ConeDodger » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:06 am

I like it all around, improvement over the previous generation for sure...would make an even better coupe.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby thewalrus » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:31 am

Honor wrote:The front is meh, the back is sexy as hell though.


I think the front will look better in the metal, but yeah, stylistically it could be hit or miss. But I agree - the rear is great.

I'm just a fan of the weight. 2200 lbs without a driver. That's so awesome.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby thewalrus » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:42 am

ConeDodger wrote:I like it all around, improvement over the previous generation for sure...would make an even better coupe.


Nahhh.. I've come to terms with the fact that the Miata is just a roadster. Period. Can't be anything other than what it is. Leave the coupe nonsense to the BRZ, etc. The top coming down is what makes a Miata, a Miata.

I'm pumped.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby ConeDodger » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:37 am

I'm sorry, I just don't buy that. It would be lighter, sleeker, and more practical as a coupe.

Not saying its not worth owning as a vert, I just don't see how a coupe shouldn't exist, especially with no other sports cars in their lineup.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Talon » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:36 pm

I'm not buying that, either. Coupe looks damn good. Would smash...

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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby thewalrus » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:17 pm

ConeDodger wrote:I'm sorry, I just don't buy that. It would be lighter, sleeker, and more practical as a coupe.

Not saying its not worth owning as a vert, I just don't see how a coupe shouldn't exist, especially with no other sports cars in their lineup.


I'll give you more practical. But would it really be lighter? Usually isn't the weight gain associated with turning a coupe into a convertible - having to strengthen the frame, etc. When you're starting out with a roadster, and just adding a top, there isn't a need for that - and I doubt that they'd remove much by way of the strengthening that's there. With a manually retracting soft top, I doubt that the top itself will weight much more, either. That said, I know just enough bout automotive engineering to sound like an uneducated ass.

The other thing, though is that the Miata has, over most of its history, had a hard top sports car next to it, in the RX7 / RX8 (kinda). I've heard rumors that another RX car might debut, if that's the intent, I think it makes perfect sense to keep it as a roadster.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Swerve » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:51 pm

The current gen has a folding hardtop option. They won't bother with a fixed roof model while that exists as sales leader.
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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Turbojett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:44 am

I hear they're also quite a bit smaller than the NC; close to NB-sized actually.

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Re: 2016 Miata

Postby Turbojett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:52 am

also, doesn't make much sense for a 2016 model to be released in the middle of the calendar year. Even if it were a 2016 1/2, it might still be released in the spring of that year at the very latest. Releasing it in the summer means it may as well be a 2017 model.
I'm betting the salesman meant summer of '15, with orders being taken this December. If not, he was talking out of his ass.
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