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Pontiac Solstice, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Coupe, Convertible
#263 of 376 Re: New MX5 owner curious about the Solstice image [ttbuyer]
May 29, 2006 (10:27 am)
I am sure you made a wise investment with your 2001 Miata.
To get back to the original topic: I have met a defigured Solstice on the PCH... The poor girl had a front license plate hidding its fender grid. A while later, I met a police car and the driver obviously looked at my own front (where the license plate is missing). I told myself: there you go, you won't escape your fate for long... But I guess he was just cruising along the coast on this beautiful Sunday morning, as I did not see him again.
To comment on the color scheme: I was looking for something classy (British racing kind of classy, I guess). I figured that the bright red or beaten gray look would look old pretty quick. Apparently Mazda dropped this color in the 2007 release, replacing it by yet another green. I am not sure what this looks like. But Nordic Green is really nice.
#264 of 376 May MX-5 Sales
Jun 02, 2006 (2:54 am)
Mazda's May sales increase was led in volume by its popular MAZDA3, which reported sales of 11,662 units despite a continuing lack of inventory resulting in only a 30-day supply. The MX-5 Miata posted its best May since 2001 with sales of 1,829 units and was also inventory constrained. The innovative MAZDA5 multi-activity vehicle continues to create a new market segment, with sales for the month of 1,485 and for the year of 7,806.
#265 of 376 Re: May MX-5 Sales [manybmws]
Jun 02, 2006 (7:08 am)
a continuing lack of inventory resulting in only a 30-day supply
just so folks know...a 30 days supply of cars is a very low number and it translates into a limited selection. 10-14 days of the 30 day supply is considered shipping days.
#266 of 376 Hard Top MX-5 on the way
Jun 02, 2006 (10:18 am)
We just placed our first order for the MX-5 Retractable Hard Top. I have yet to see pictures, but, it should be nice!
#267 of 376 Re: May MX-5 Sales [audia8q]
Jun 02, 2006 (10:19 am)
Maybe roadsters in general are seeing a revival. I'd love for that to be true.
#268 of 376 Vehicle popularity
Jun 07, 2006 (7:02 am)
This segment will probably grow as gas gets more expensive and people want smaller cars that don't need the A/C run as often,
#269 of 376 Re: Vehicle popularity [camaross]
Jun 07, 2006 (9:16 am)
perhaps...but the roadster isnt a practical car for the average family ..two seater....small trunk....not convenient for kids...and lots of others get better gas mileage...than either the sol or mazda
#270 of 376 Re: Vehicle popularity [camaross]
Jun 07, 2006 (9:43 am)
Actually, modern air conditioneers have far less an impact on fuel usage than the drag inherent in open car design.
All other things being equal, a coupe with the windows closed and air con on has better aerodynamics yielding better mpgs than a convertible with the top down and air con off.
#271 of 376 MX-5 RHT, Pontiac to follow?
Jun 10, 2006 (5:55 am)
Mazda will be releasing the MX-5 RHT (retractable hard top) this coming model year. I wonder if the Solstice or Sky will follow?
I guess this MX-5 will not have much useable trunk space with the top down. I have yet to see any pictures or specs, so, I am purely speculating.
#272 of 376 Re: MX-5 RHT, Pontiac to follow? [aviboy97]
Jun 12, 2006 (3:58 am)
I would say the sky might..but I doubt you will see a retractable hardtop in the Solstice...thats what the G6 convertible is for IMHO.....wondering the price fo the RHT....betting it will easily push 30K....
Solstice I believe will state low end priced as it was first introduced......nicely optioned for around 23-24K