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    Rant.....

    So it has different paint? That makes it Limited? You can get a wrap cheaper.

    Too much hype on this car. Weak offset stockish looking wheels some small amounts of orange in the interior, orange brakes and suade seats? That’s it? Pfffft.

    It should have come with a turbo like the Mazdaspeed models.

    Mazda should have looked back at some of their other models for ideas, not impressed

    And 949 did it first lol. So much for originality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent☣Orange View Post
    Damn, that would make for a perfect Agent Orange!
    Save yourself $15,000 and just wait for a used one to pop up and then V8 swap it.

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    Colors and packages are historically what makes the SE/LEs different on the Miatas. As an LE owner, you already know that. ;) The 2019 model already received a significant bump in power. Recaros, LSD, Bilsteins (in the manual), Brembos, it seems more like a Club Sport as they intended.

    You may also be interested in the other piece of info they dropped; more parts will be available in June for NA restorations. Curious to hear what that will bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    Colors and packages are historically what makes the SE/LEs different on the Miatas. As an LE owner, you already know that. ;) The 2019 model already received a significant bump in power.
    Can agree. color on the anniversary's has always been the unique offset from regular Miatas. But I feel there could be a few more personal touches by there in house design team AKA Mazdaspeed. An optional Mazdaspeed exhaust or even the suspension bracing would be a nice touch. I just feel new Mazdaspeed now is a name or status. I own the proof that Mazdaspeed has potential in doing something amazing with there future vehicles.

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    The days of OE's slapping turbos or special engines in limited run cars is coming to an end. It costs way too much for design and testing in this thin-profit time frame. If they can't past the premium onto the collectors.....errr buyers its not going to happen. People already complain about how much well optioned ND's cost. Add another 10k-15k for a special engine/transmission package that you're only make a few thousand off and most people are going to scoff, buy a base model, and modify it how they want.

    Ford/GM/Dodge get away with it because they charge a premium knowing many buyers of the GT500/1LE/Demons are investors and are willing to gamble that their high purchase price is going to to turn a profit when the supply runs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midtenn86 View Post
    The days of OE's slapping turbos or special engines in limited run cars is coming to an end. It costs way too much for design and testing in this thin-profit time frame. If they can't past the premium onto the collectors.....errr buyers its not going to happen. People already complain about how much well optioned ND's cost. Add another 10k-15k for a special engine/transmission package that you're only make a few thousand off and most people are going to scoff, buy a base model, and modify it how they want.

    Ford/GM/Dodge get away with it because they charge a premium knowing many buyers of the GT500/1LE/Demons are investors and are willing to gamble that their high purchase price is going to to turn a profit when the supply runs out.
    I had the same mindset when I brought over the B-SPEC (if I ever sold it). Yes it was a tad pricey for a Miata but literal days before I physically had it I had 2 people offer me almost double what I paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    Colors and packages are historically what makes the SE/LEs different on the Miatas. As an LE owner, you already know that. ;) The 2019 model already received a significant bump in power. Recaros, LSD, Bilsteins (in the manual), Brembos, it seems more like a Club Sport as they intended.

    You may also be interested in the other piece of info they dropped; more parts will be available in June for NA restorations. Curious to hear what that will bring.
    Im just saying for this model, for me, IMHO it is a LACK of vision from Mazda, like they rushed it, like last minute, (oh wait its the miatas 30th anniversary, make something real quick will ya) , they needed to make something like the G-Limited Roadster was in Japan, the paint on this is okay but if you want racy paint back it up with some carbon fiber parts in the interior, and some cool aero stuff, and since retro is back have come with Exclusive wheels Like some nice 5-spoke Racing Hart, with polished lips, and some Nardi shifter, parking brake, and MOMO air-bagged wheel, and maybe some lightweight racing MOMO, or Recaro branded seats. That would have made me go into the dealership to look and buy one. They need to go after the 40 ~ 50 year olds


    The wheels look just like the Stock ND's doo doo wheels, there is not much else other than Orange paint. And honestly it should have been YELLOW paint, because that is a color that is just as flashy (if that is what they are going for) and has been on EVERY generation Miata! NA, NB, and NC.

    Some other notables:

    NB NR-A Roadster (everything was custom on this model)

    NB NR-A Roadster Brochure by Randy George, on Flickr


    NB Coupe http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....Roadster-Japan



    The Mazdaspeed Miatas had Racing Hart Wheels, Turbo, Red Seats, areo package.

    Mazda Eunos RS-Limited

    1991 BRG V-Spec in Japan a Historic color although not much for options it had Nardi Shifter, Nardi Parking Brake, and Matching MOMO Wood Steering Wheel (on Japan Model).
    1993 LE RED Interior, BBS Wheels, Nardi Shift Knob, and MOMO steering Wheel (on Japan model)
    1995 M-Edition Exclusive Paint Color, Nardi Shifter, Different Seats, BBS Wheels, MOMO steering wheel (on Japan model)

    M2-Corporation Cars (dont get me started) http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....2-1006-M2-1008

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    Randy I cant agree more, Mazda really has been lacking. Grant it the RF with the Track Pack does look sick but it has BBS wheels, BILSTEIN shocks and BREMBO brakes and RECARO seats. All these parts are really cool but Mazda did all that years ago and could easily do it again. Most of us own all the OG Mazdaspeed stuff from years ago.

    Just look at what Mazda once was, putting 7 point cages into there Mazdaspeed cars and making select one off parts. Every time I drive my Eunos it feels like a movie from the straight cut gears to the supercharger wining now that to me is something special and worthy of the markup.
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    +1 to MaRcO’s last post.

    Mazda always seems to piss on my chips when they release Ltd Ed cars. They’re not like the Spirit R or Mazdaspeed series anymore. Make changes like Porsche did back in the day that the end user honestly couldn’t achieve without a ridiculous wallet; lighter panels, sheet metal, lighter glass, forged internals, etc. A car that weighs 30/40kg lighter by unconventional methods makes it much harder to replicate, which makes it’s uniqueness more desirable. If I can get the same “lighter” bits from FM, what’s the point?

    It doesn’t have to be boosted to be original. I’m not a fan of boosted miata’s as they tend to need a lot of finesse to work, just slapping more power on can ruin the balance. Super chargers less so obviously...

    A one-piece exotic alloy exhaust is even something.

    Ltd run and AE cars don’t need to pull in a profit, they’re a celebration model bragging about the car’s legacy and continuos success. Something the Japanese aren’t very good at displaying.

    On a positive note, they’re very humble...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midtenn86 View Post
    The days of OE's slapping turbos or special engines in limited run cars is coming to an end. It costs way too much for design and testing in this thin-profit time frame. If they can't past the premium onto the collectors.....errr buyers its not going to happen. People already complain about how much well optioned ND's cost. Add another 10k-15k for a special engine/transmission package that you're only make a few thousand off and most people are going to scoff, buy a base model, and modify it how they want.

    Ford/GM/Dodge get away with it because they charge a premium knowing many buyers of the GT500/1LE/Demons are investors and are willing to gamble that their high purchase price is going to to turn a profit when the supply runs out.

    ^boom, that.

    Niche segment car made ever niche-ier ( ) doesn't make sense. You add 5, even 8 to 10k to the price of the Miata, you're getting out of the segment territory and you're battling other sports cars. Even in the reveal, the speaker made a point to recognize the Miata as a modifiable vehicle. The aftermarket does it better, look at how crummy the MSMs are.

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    I think Mazda should have worked closer with the aftermarket to create a very special car, especially visually. They could have negotiated low component prices for the 500 cars while offering to sell the same parts through their dealerships. These halo cars could boost the brand while keeping enthusiasts engaged. Enthusiasts then would need to visit the dealer to get the special edition clone parts to modify their car. Win, win, win. The 500 special edition car that are sold can remain special because they have the plaque & registration.

    I will leave this here for inspiration. I know it inspires me to follow the brand.
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    Here you go: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/usshowbi...-Corvette.html

    Lil Baby arrested after being accused of reckless driving while trying to flee a state trooper in a Corvette... but the rapper says 'f*** the police'

    -The rapper has been accused of recklessly passing other cars at high speed in an orange Corvette

    -The musician, whose given name is Dominique Jones, faces charges of failing to signal, reckless driving and attempting to elude police

    -A Georgia State Patrol statement says Jones didn't signal when changing lanes Thursday evening and then recklessly passed other cars



    Lil Baby has been arrested in Atlanta.

    The rapper has been accused of recklessly passing other cars at high speed in an orange Corvette. He was also taken in for trying to flee a state trooper, Atlanta police said.

    The musician, whose given name is Dominique Jones, faces charges of failing to signal, reckless driving and attempting to elude police. A Georgia State Patrol statement says Jones didn't signal when changing lanes Thursday evening and then recklessly passed other cars.

    His wheels of choice: The star was in a bright orange Corvette

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    So this past weekend I went to the 12 Hours of Sebring and got to see the 30AE in person. I really really dig the Orange it is super over the top but it works and this was number 0 of 3000 which felt really cool to see.

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    Why did they make the 30AE an off road edition?

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