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Arms Fit Fine - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,126
edited April 2016 in Mazda
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Arms Fit Fine - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

Ron Montoya is wrong. You can have arms and drive the new Miata.

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Comments

  • yellowbalyellowbal Posts: 234
    You win, ergonomics look fine from the superior illustration.
  • Looks like Ron and Mark shift by grabbing "neck" of the shifter. Mike grabs the knob of the shifter, and increases the area under his forearm.

    No puffy shirts for them!!

    Still, this was a back-handed compliment. Lack of power? Cramped cabin? Lawn-chair seats, and soulless sound?? I know, it was written in good fun.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    Isn't a Miata supposed to be sort of close fitting and the opposite of a puffy shirt?
  • rm2008rm2008 Posts: 31

    Looks like Ron and Mark shift by grabbing "neck" of the shifter. Mike grabs the knob of the shifter, and increases the area under his forearm.

    No puffy shirts for them!!

    Still, this was a back-handed compliment. Lack of power? Cramped cabin? Lawn-chair seats, and soulless sound?? I know, it was written in good fun.

    This is true @wheelmccoy. I hold the shifter like a Street Fighter joystick.

    Magrath seems to grip it like a baseball and has a weird "hover arm" going. In stop and go conditions, I usually rest my arm on the console and drive one handed, since I know I'll be shifting often.

    -Ron Montoya
  • the forearm in your diagram is freakishly long
  • metalmaniametalmania Posts: 167
    I've never driven this car, but I've been watching just about every road test video I can find. Bumping into the "command" knob/button has been mentioned on several of them, so it is a real issue for at least some drivers. I've always appreciated what the MX-5 offers in terms of driving fun, but never really warmed up to the styling - too "cute". But this one turns that around, I really like how this one looks. It's sort of a mini "Ferrariguar", especially in red. I've never even liked convertibles, but this one just seems "right". It's too expensive new, but I could see myself seriously looking for one of these 4-5 years from now.
  • Could someone not have sat in the car and had their picture taken?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,457
    I think someone stole the puffy shirt from the photographer's props bag so they decided to 'shop it.
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