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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Convertible
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive - First Impressions: Still unique, still important and still great. (more)
#5 of 11 interesting car
Feb 01, 2009 (8:49 am)
I prefer Honda 2000 ,
more exciting , high reving engine, and better design,
Mazda design is cotrovertial..some people may like it, but I'm not
..although: new one looks better than preious generation
#6 of 11 Re: interesting car [dyzio]
Feb 03, 2009 (8:35 am)
I dunno; the Honda looked dated the day it came out and that was 10 years ago. The bin-part interior and buzzy engine didn't' help. And $30k+ for a Honda? I'll take the Mazda any day...
#7 of 11 Re: interesting car [dyzio]
Feb 05, 2009 (1:42 pm)
Doesn't matter, there weren't enough of you and Honda already announced it will kill the S2000.
I said this a long, long time ago - it was too expensive for a toy.
A roadster like this is best used as a 3rd vehicle, i.e. not a primary car. In those cases it's hard to justify spending $35k on a toy.
I'm shopping for new hardtop Miatas at $22k (no kidding) freight included. That's more like a realistic price tag on a toy.
Hence the Miata lives on, and yet another roadster goes to the grave.
RIP S2000. Your price tag killed you.
#8 of 11 My impressions....
Feb 05, 2009 (1:56 pm)
This may be the best part for me:
there's a new cupholder within the door pocket that doesn't foul your knees
The old one really annoyed me.
I like the headlights better, no longer the old pill shape, now more cats' eye. Dunno about the grille, though, I feel mixed about that.
The interior is a bit warmer, minus the piano black trim (too dark with the current black interior).
Love that raspberry chocolate leather interior color. Gorgeous. I'm not even looking at the Recaros.
#9 of 11 2010 or 2009?
Mar 12, 2009 (12:54 pm)
Can someone clarify if the updates mentioned in this article apply to the model that is soon to be released in the US, or to a model being released next year? One reason I ask is the late release of the models in the US has led many to believe this will be marketed as a 2010 car. Plus the "facelift" and most other changes mentioned in this article were also mentioned in the October article referencing this years car.
So, I'm just a bit confused... I like the updated version of this car VERY much, especially the tuned suspension. If those changes aren't on the soon-to-be-released version, I would probably order different options... Will the improvements mentioned be in this years model or next?
#10 of 11 Re: 2010 or 2009? [tshooter]
Mar 12, 2009 (1:18 pm)
These appear on the 2009 model.
The 2009 came out sort of late, in fact dealers have plenty of 2008s left, and they are being discounted heavily.
I may buy one of those left over 2008s tonight. The discount was too hard to resist.
A year ago the hard tops were $25k and up, I'm looking at under $21k! Swee-eeeet!
I'll have to deal with that bottle holder in the door, maybe pad it somehow if it keeps bothering me.