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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364
edited May 2014 in Mazda

Next Generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata reveal coming February 2015 @ the Chicago Auto Show

Un-camouflaged pics may surface at end of this year, but not much to go on thus far except it's chassis reveal at the 2014 NY AS: (http:// ""); and, occasional renderings: (http:// "")


  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 51,304

    Nice chassis shot.

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364
    edited May 2014

    Exclusive: We Spy a Next-Gen Mazda Miata Prototype Testing in SoCal : (http:// "")

    Not much yet.

  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364

    New report indicates next gen MX-5 Miata may spawn additional model(s) ?

    (http:// "")

  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to be revealed on September 3

    Check it out: (http:// "")

  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364

    Here it is! And very cool!!

    Check it out: (http:// "")

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 51,304

    Very nice - you don't think it's a bit too "fish" mouthy?

    Saw an older BRGish colored Miata just this afternoon parked on the street in a downtown neighborhood. The top was taped together and just crying for a cheap sale.

    A cheap sale to me that is. First thing I'd do would be put a tan top on it. Shoot, I might even wax it. B)

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364
    edited September 2014

    Yea, but this fish is kinda mean looking and has snake eyes and a somewhat Shelby Cobra-ish maw. Too bad it doesn't have a 427 under the hood! But I bet it still is one cool ride!

    Check it out: (http:// "")

    And here's a little more info: (http:// "")

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 51,304

    Nice comparo to the Cobra.

    Funny, I want one just to cruise around in. Closest thing to a Karman Ghia with some more oomph and air bags (yeah, showing my age). I don't really much care about the HP as the tossability, and a little of that would go a long way with me.

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364
    edited September 2014

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata first in-car observations

    Check it out: (http:// "")

    Some interesting changes are a comin!

  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364

    "Father of the Mazda Miata" Bob Hall Talks About the Car's History, and the 2016 Miata

    Interesting commentary: (http:// "")

  • saratogastevesaratogasteve San Jose, CaPosts: 163
    do any of the reviews for the new Miata mention gas milege? I can't understand why past Miatas get such lousy fuel economy compared to some other small cars. Even the Corvette gets better numbers than the Miata.
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364
    edited June 2015
    2016 MX-5 Miata Print and Video Reviews

    Saratogasteve, Car and Driver reported an observed 32 MPG in combined driving, with a Mfg's/EPA rating of 27/34 city/highway. Not bad considering they were probably pretty heavy on the gas peddle during their test rides!

    Autoblog's Take (Print and Video Review):

    Car and Drivers Take:

    Automobile Mag's Take:

    Video Review #1 (Motormouth Canada):

    Video Review #2 (Fantastic Laps at Lime Rock):

    Video #3 (Video describing engineering background to get great balance for the 4th Gen MX-5):

  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364
    edited October 2015
    Are Keyless Ignition Safeguards in place on the new 2016 MX-5 Miata, like a timed auto shut-off, to eliminate the risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, when you have an attached garage?

    Does anyone know if the 2016 MX-5 Miata has built-in keyless ignition safeguards, like a timed auto shut-off, to eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, if you have an attached garage? And if not, is there a recall in place yet to retro-fit/fix this problem?

    Check out the following link:

    At the very least, this car tech deficiency can cost the car owner lots of wasted gas and bad MPG #'s, and at the worst it can kill the owner and the entire family!
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 364
    Additional Comment and References on the Keyless Ignition risk of CO Poisoning, and Mazda's Legal Exposure

    Some have argued these inexpensive auto shut-off safeguards are unnecessary, and that drivers who forget to turn off their keyless ignition cars in their garage before they exit their vehicle are 'stupid' and shouldn't be driving at all. I disagree. After all we are human, and we all occasionally make mistakes. This occurs with some frequency when people get distracted by their kids or grand kids, etc, or having a senior moment. While it probably happens more than we might think on non-hybrid models, it probably occurs much more on the ultra quiet hybrids! Sometimes people need to be protected from themselves, and I believe requiring Mazda and other mfg's installing an inexpensive auto-off switch on keyless ignition cars is one of them, when a stupid mistake or forgetfulness could cost someone and their family's lives from carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Heck, one could make the same argument for the necessity of safety features that are showing up on most cars like blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, etc, etc, because if the 'stupid' driving public would only look into their side and rear view mirrors properly and turn their head a little over their right shoulder like they are suppose to before changing lanes in traffic to check their blind spots we shouldn't need those safety features (and other safety nannies) either, right, yet the auto manufactures (including Mazda) claim these features make driving safer (and I agree), and are putting them on more and more of their products/cars.

    Requiring the auto mfg's to retro-fit/fix this problem/tech deficiency seems to me to be a no-brainer, before more people are injured or die from keyless ignition carbon monoxide related poisoning.

    If Mazda does not intervene in a timely fashion and right a wrong in their cars, like issue a TSB and/or recall, for those Mazda cars already sold that have keyless ignitions, it's not only terrible for the owners who will continue to be injured and killed by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to this issue, it can be very expensive to Mazda, like the unintended acceleration suit that cost Toyota at least one billion dollars not so long ago.

    Article #1) Oct 5th ABC News Investigation of Keyless Ignitions:

    Article #2) Courthouse News Service:
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