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Old 02-17-2017, 11:03 AM   #29
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In 2003 it was just the RX-8 when the NB coupe was in production. The fact that they don't make one now is even more evidence that they don't believe they can make a viable product for that niche.

Production? There has never been a production Miata coupe. Repeating it won't change that.
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The fact that they don't make one now is even more evidence that they don't believe they can make a viable product for that niche.


Which makes me sad, because Mazda makes great drivers cars. I'd even be happy with a new MS3 at this point. :frown:

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Old 02-17-2017, 01:46 PM   #31
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Production? There has never been a production Miata coupe. Repeating it won't change that.
they had limited numbers made for Japan.
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The MX-5 is a great car, but actually not a huge money maker for a manufacturer.

Mazda spend a lot of time and money engineering the car, and development cost is high for a car that sells limited number worldwide.
"Sport Car" in general don't sell a lot especially at this price point, Mazda makes much more money selling Crossover SUV than the MX-5.
The reason they keep doing it after so long is because it is an image of Mazda with a loyal following.

If you look at other manufacturer, most have "given up" on such a sport car at entry level price.
Toyota no longer makes the MR-S, No more Pontiac Solstice, etc.
The only sport car really left seems to be the higher premium product such as the Boxster, Cayman, Jaguar F-Type, etc.

In terms of the ND, it is good but also a difficult car to work with.
We had loads of problem racing them in the first year, and a lot of the issue been slowly ironed out now.
So 2017 should be a better year of racing for the ND.

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Is it just me or does the MX5 look taller and pudgier because of the sexy roof?
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Just looks that way because of the roof's color. Black always looks lower because it blends into the background of everything.
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