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Old 02-04-2019, 11:43 PM
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Miatas use to be hairdresser cars.
And former military pilots, its the whole power to weight ratio thing, and they love Mazda for the rotary engine (in RX7), which is still in use in aviation.

 
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:55 AM
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I would have no problem with a Miata/MX-5 - great cars. One in that Mazda red will do fine thanks
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:44 AM
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I would have no problem with a Miata/MX-5 - great cars. One in that Mazda red will do fine thanks
Have a friend who bought a new MX-5 (in red) in the spring of 2017, because he had missed the order dead line for a Porsche in the fall of 2016. In 2017 he got his order in for a 2018 Porsche, trading the Mazda in on it in the spring of 2018.
He said the MX-5 was fun (manual transmission), but it just wasn’t a ‘Porsche’.
I cut him some slack, he was born in Germany and is getting back to his roots.
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:56 AM
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Have a friend who bought a new MX-5 (in red) in the spring of 2017, because he had missed the order dead line for a Porsche in the fall of 2016. In 2017 he got his order in for a 2018 Porsche, trading the Mazda in on it in the spring of 2018.
He said the MX-5 was fun (manual transmission), but it just wasn’t a ‘Porsche’.
I cut him some slack, he was born in Germany and is getting back to his roots.
Not really a fair comparison - I expect the Porsche was 3 times the price?. The fun with the Mazda is that you have fun at sane speeds. Most modern high-performance cars don't really come to life on the legal side of any speed limits.
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:01 AM
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Thats it.
Baby boomers buy a Miata to remember the fun in a similar car from their youth.
You buy a Porsche to relive the promise of the Hitler youth.
 
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I think the Miata is more like a Triumph Spitfire or an Alpha Romeo than a Porsche. Tiny two seater fun car. It is a great car for what it is.
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:09 AM
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Mazda is bringing back the Wankel engine. It will be something.
Not my cup of tea, but if they put a R at the end of it, it will be.
 
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Originally Posted by Queen and Country View Post
Mazda is bringing back the Wankel engine. It will be something.
Not my cup of tea, but if they put a R at the end of it, it will be.
Would you say that would bring a tea+r to your eye? ;-)
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:42 AM
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Would you say that would bring a tea+r to your eye? ;-)
To be honest, I cant get my tongue around my R's, the way some can.
 
 
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