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Unread 06-20-2016, 11:23 PM #1
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In my history of automobile ownership there's only two cars that I ever bought two of the same at different times. One was the VW bug back in the late 50's and early 60's. The other was the Mazda Miata (MX-5). I owned two NB's and really enjoyed both of them. However, I tend to follow the mantra: "so many cars, so little time". So, after the last Miata came a FR-S and then my Mini Cooper. I just found out that Miata will be coming out with a retractable fastback (RF) model. I am totally blown away by its design. I found out it won't be available till after the first of next year. When it becomes available I'll be giving it some serious consideration.
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I've seen the design and it is a great looking car. I wounder what the carrying capacity will be like with the top up?

Now for just a little more power. I guess it can always be boosted.
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Go for it. By all accounts the new Miata is a very nice car. I like the idea of a folding hardtop.
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Yea it is a nice car!
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Ohhhhh.......nice.

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Very nice that it doesn't eat up boot space. Most folding tops do.
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Very nice that it doesn't eat up boot space. Most folding tops do.
That is a nice feature.
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I see the rear window is still close to the seats so it's still just the trunk. It is a great looking car. I read somewhere that the take rate on the retractable hard top was higher than the rag top on the last gen.
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