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Old 04-01-2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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Thinking of Trading In For New Miata

What do you think?

It's about the same, isn't it?

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Thinking of Trading In For New Miata

The Miata is still a much smaller engine with nearly 100 less hp and 100 less ft lbs of torque compared to a 986S.

It is lighter though, the handling is likely very similar.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:55 PM   #3
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The Miata won't be quite as quick as a 986, but it will handle just as well, for all intents and purposes. The Miata will be a lot less expensive to operate, and will be more reliable and easier to service.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:57 PM   #4
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Go for it, you only live once, right?
Plus it actually has the engine in the RIGHT place.

I think I'll switch with you.
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What do you think?

It's about the same, isn't it?
What are you driving now?
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April Fools, Right? Right???
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April Fools, Right? Right???
Never thought of that. Now I get it.
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:26 PM   #9
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Yeah, April Fools!

It's nice that you guys tried to be so polite and reasonable about it.

But, no, no Miata for me. It would be like going from a Porsche to . . . well . . . a Mazda! And not even the RX-7 Mazda!

Had you going for a minute though, didn't I?




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Well based on this article posted a few threads down (see link at bottom) the basic Miata formula and success inspired Porsche to conceive the Boxster. So Miata vs Boxster debates aside, we all likely owe Mazda a thank you for exciting interest in affordable to semi-affordable roadsters and finalized bringing the sportscar scene out of the malaise era.

Further to this, for anyone who is in the market for a non-premium daily driver, Mazda is the only brand in the market with a pulse and an understanding of design.

https://www.yahoo.com/autos/look-back-car-saved-porsche-145017340.html
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:30 AM   #11
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Yeah, April Fools!

It's nice that you guys tried to be so polite and reasonable about it.

But, no, no Miata for me. It would be like going from a Porsche to . . . well . . . a Mazda! And not even the RX-7 Mazda!

Had you going for a minute though, didn't I?




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Oh Thank God!!! You had me at first. The little Mazda is a neat car, and I'm not taking anything away from the car, but... It's no Porsche.
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The Miata won't be quite as quick as a 986, but it will handle just as well, for all intents and purposes. The Miata will be a lot less expensive to operate, and will be more reliable and easier to service.
Drove a couple new MX-5's lately, steering is very quick with good feel & feedback. Engine placement in the Boxster makes it's handling unbeatable by any car not costing twice as much. Interior of the MX-5 is much smaller. Agree on operating costs.
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Drove a couple new MX-5's lately, steering is very quick with good feel & feedback. Engine placement in the Boxster makes it's handling unbeatable by any car not costing twice as much. Interior of the MX-5 is much smaller. Agree on operating costs.
In my last car search, I tried a bunch of cars before DH finally talked me into the boxster (what? I can drive a Porsche?). One of them was the Mazda MX-5, and that thing is a bit of a monster. SOOOO torquey (is that a word?), hubs was driving it pretty hard and I got tossed around like a bean in a can. Those things have got some moves! But it felt like the engine was putting in a lot of effort, it felt maxed out. The beauty of the Porsches is that you feel like they have a lot more to give, not matter how hard you drive it.

A side bar from the "Try Everything" car search": the Mustangs were like driving a UPS truck. Pretty quick to 50 mph, but when you have to slow to 17 to make a 90 degree turn, it kind of takes the fun out of it.
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But, no, no Miata for me. It would be like going from a Porsche to . . . well . . . a Mazda! And not even the RX-7 Mazda!
That said... A Miata with the powertrain from an RX-7.
I'd actually like that.

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