Mazda Miata at Tint Magic Window Tinting
2016 Mazda Miata at Tint Magic Window Tinting Coral Springs. Call us for a free estimate! (954)840-7883. We are located at 11344 Wiles Road Coral Springs Fl, 33076.
Something about Mazda Miata:
There’s comfort in the latest Miata—sorry, MX-5 Miata. It’s not the comfort of plush leather seats, a soft ride, or opera windows. It’s the comfort of knowing that even in its fourth generation, Mazda’s two-seat roadster steadfastly remains a Miata.
The MX-5 is sui generis partly because of its size and the toylike character that size confers. As the world around it grows—cars are bigger, mediums are larger, waistlines are rounder, SUVs still exist—the defiant Miata retains roughly the same dimensions of the 1990 original. What did you look like a quarter-century ago?
More impressive, the new MX-5 has actually slimmed down a bit from the previous, third-generation car. It has a shorter wheelbase and is nearly a half-inch lower.
But if the car looks and feels trim, it seems bigger inside. Cabin space is better conceived and allotted than before, the seat reclines farther, and there’s a tad more headroom. The steering wheel tilts but doesn’t telescope, the sills are slightly higher, and the seats are lower by nearly an inch. In the last Miata, a high seat and low doors gave the driver the impression that he was on top of the car instead of in it.
Despite the deeper seating position, forward visibility is excellent. The hood is more than an inch lower than before—thanks to an engine set half an inch farther back and a lower-profile oil pan that brings the engine down by half an inch—while tall fender creases make the car easy to place on the road. Revving under our right-hand-drive test car’s plunging hoodline is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine that will be standard in the rest of the world. The little four makes 129 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 111 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. Willing and happy to rev to its 7500-rpm redline, the 1.5-liter builds power steadily and never emits a coarse tone. Great shifters are a Miata tradition, one that continues here: A six-speed with delightfully short throws is seemingly drawn into each cog. First gear is good for 36 mph, second redlines at 61 mph, and third goes to 88 mph (per our observations of the speedometer, at least). With the 1.5-liter engine, we estimate a zero-to-60-mph run takes just over seven seconds.
Mazda engineers tell us that they’ve purposely built a bit of initial compliance into the suspension to give the driver an awareness of load transfer during cornering. What that means: When you turn the wheel, the body squirms slightly before taking a set. Eliminating the squirm would make the car tighter, more precise, and more responsive to steering inputs. We’d like to see such a tweak for the—fingers crossed—Mazdaspeed version.