Caption This - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2016 in Mazda
imageCaption This - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

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  • snipenetsnipenet Member Posts: 11
    Searius FM
  • rayray633rayray633 Member Posts: 3
    Mazda MiHOTa
  • stpawyfrmdonutstpawyfrmdonut Member Posts: 11
    Miata Cialis Edition
  • daryleasondaryleason TexasMember Posts: 501
    @Mark Takahashi & all other Edmunds personnel : WHAT DID Y'ALL DO? So I was checking the website. And I notice that the Yugo GL is NO LONGER WITH EDMUNDS! Y'all didn't even give the little car a final wrap-up? No resale information? No notice that y'all were going to list it? That little car was like the underdog of not only automotive design, but pretty much the underdog of even a toaster oven, because if it worked, everyone was amazed. Y'all wrote a whole article about keeping the Corvette and just shuffled the Yugo off.
  • mtakahashimtakahashi Member Posts: 31

    @Mark Takahashi & all other Edmunds personnel : WHAT DID Y'ALL DO? So I was checking the website. And I notice that the Yugo GL is NO LONGER WITH EDMUNDS! Y'all didn't even give the little car a final wrap-up? No resale information? No notice that y'all were going to list it? That little car was like the underdog of not only automotive design, but pretty much the underdog of even a toaster oven, because if it worked, everyone was amazed. Y'all wrote a whole article about keeping the Corvette and just shuffled the Yugo off.

    Geeez, give a little time to process and mourn, already! Seriously though, the wrap up is probably underway as I speak/type. Keep an eye out for it, I'm sure it'll be awkwardly heartfelt.
  • prndlolprndlol Member Posts: 140
    Pan fried nav guide.
  • SadButTrueSadButTrue Santa Monica, CAMember Posts: 48
    @daryleason

    I can confirm what @mtakahashi said -- the final chapter is currently being written, by me! Justice will be done. Look for it in the next week or two. Somewhere the Yugo appreciates your sentiments. :)

    -JS
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    Seems like they should've came up with a better design or more robust internals for the screen for a display to be put in a convertible. Letting the top down and the sun in for summer drives is kinda the point of having a convertible.
  • mtakahashimtakahashi Member Posts: 31

    Seems like they should've came up with a better design or more robust internals for the screen for a display to be put in a convertible. Letting the top down and the sun in for summer drives is kinda the point of having a convertible.

    This warning appeared when the car was baking in the sun on a black asphalt parking lot. Stowing the top let all the heat out of the cabin and got it back to normal operating temperatures.
  • tom_in_mntom_in_mn Member Posts: 61
    Liquid crystals only work over a specific temperature range and it's hard to change that without messing up other performance. Remember that they also have to worry about cold for us up north.
  • bobinsepabobinsepa Member Posts: 12
    "Sorry. You can do better."
    Or maybe not. This used to be a great weekend regular feature. My vote goes to Snipenet.
  • stpawyfrmdonutstpawyfrmdonut Member Posts: 11
    edited September 2016
    Melts in your Miata, not in your hand
  • reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    Time for an upgrade.
    Intercooled display option.
  • moparbadmoparbad Member Posts: 3,870
    Not the first time we are left hanging. There was never a wrap up for the GTI.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    edited September 2016
    Wrap ups seem to be hard to find around here for some reason. 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term Road Test - Wrap-Up

    The 2010 got sold to CarMax. 2010 Volkswagen GTI: Auf Wiedersehen

    The one that did get away was an old Miata - I think it crept out into the woods and died.
  • daryleasondaryleason TexasMember Posts: 501
    @stever : Yeah, I noticed that they never did anything about the "track day" Miata wrap-up. I know they'd started doing one, it got wrecked, they bought another, and then...pffft. Nothing. Which was sad, because I was curious how it was going to turn out. I was waiting to see if they were going to drop a 302 Windsor in it, ah la "Monster Miata" and see how it performed.

    As for the display screen on the current Miata, my question has to do with long-term functionality. I had a phone that had that display warning after I left it on the dash of a pickup a couple of years ago. After a week of fiddling with it, I went and bought a new phone. It never worked right after that heat warning.
  • longtimelurkerlongtimelurker Member Posts: 455
    Making it more heat-resistant would have diluted the authenticity of the driving experience...and more importantly, RAISED THE CENTER OF GRAVITY. Just like a turbocharger.
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    *Pours one out for Ergsum*
  • subytrojansubytrojan Monterey Park, CaliforniaMember Posts: 120
    Just FYI from a Mazda engineer:

    "The warning is there because touchscreen performance and LCD colors/refresh rate can be diminished in extreme heat. It's more of a 'FYI' than a critical warning."
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