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Avoids the Chin Scrape Through Geometry - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited June 2016 in Mazda
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Avoids the Chin Scrape Through Geometry - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds conducts a long-term test of a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata and finds that its nose is compatible with the real world.

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Comments

  • banhughbanhugh Posts: 315
    edited June 2016
    Think "hypotenuse."

    Well, surprise surprise, Asians (Mazda) are good at "hypotenuses"...
  • subytrojansubytrojan Monterey Park, CaliforniaPosts: 120
    The underside of the "front air dam" on my similar ND Club 6MT has scraped exiting a few steep driveways. It clears most driveways fine, though. The front air dam is standard on the Club trim. It is available as part of an accessory Appearance Package for the Sport and Grand Touring trims. It can also be purchased as a standalone accessory.
  • bloodyrbloodyr Posts: 11
    My 2016 Mustang GT scrapes far less than my old G35 sedan, which was a pleasant surprise given the more sporting intentions of the Mustang. I suppose this is why edmunds chose to lower their LT GT, but I think it looks fine and I no longer scrape parking space curbs, steep driveways, etc.
  • carzzicarzzi Posts: 5
    Agreed. My wife's '12 Explorer used to scrape more than my '15 Mustang GT does on the steep leading-ramp onto our driveway. It's the FWD geometry and airdams (to meliorate the aero penalty of today's raised wagons) that reduce approach angle.
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