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Review: Fireball Tim Whisks a 2015 Mazda Miata MX-5 +VIDEO


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Itís easy to forget how much fun a convertible can be. And how much like a Go-kart a Miata can be.

By Fireball Tim Lawrence

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HOLLYWOOD USA - March 28, 2015: I first drove the Miata back in the early 90ís when my brother and I took a rental car into a parking lot and practiced fishtailing. It was so much like a Go-kart that we could get inches from a fence and not think twice. Now, I didnít do that in this 2015 MAZDA MIATA MX-5 and I wouldnít admit it if I did. But that doesnít mean I didnít have fun.

There are a lot of things about this car that I really donít gel with, but seeing as how the 2016 model is coming out shortly and is slightly more pissed off, it doesnít do much good to elaborate on the bad. Iíd just say, wait for the í16. Why? Simple. What doesnít work is the Guppy Face, bad ergonomics inside and lack of serious fun horsepower. The Guppy I can deal with as itís not looking at me in the mirror and the hp is adequate to hit the canyons for some fun. Good fun. (We always want more.) But the ergonomics are pretty horrible in that if you put a bottle of water into the cup holder, you canít shift the car. That is 1 out of about 10. BUTÖ

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