Mommas 2018 Mazda MX-5

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Momma wanted a new ride, here is what she picked out. I’ll update this as we go

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Interesting choice. I definitely like the looks of the new ones...red tho.......ehhhhhhhhhh
 

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Interesting choice. I definitely like the looks of the new ones...red tho.......ehhhhhhhhhh


We sat in a bunch of cars at the show and she really was pulled to this.
This is a grand touring with club spec. Downfall is it’s an auto but she’s happy.

It’s surprisingly quick for an auto, this thing is light and it takes corners like a go kart. As we drive it more I’ll post updates.

Working with Chicago auto pros now for tint, expel and coating.
 

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Car looks like fun , but holy fender gap .
 

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Curious about how you like driving it once you get a little more time. I had a riot in a NA and a NC and have only driven the newest version on a test drive that had like 3 turns :(
 

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I love the look of the new RF Miata with the targa. I haven't driven one yet, but they move out decently because of how light they are.
 

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Curious about how you like driving it once you get a little more time. I had a riot in a NA and a NC and have only driven the newest version on a test drive that had like 3 turns :(


I am bringing it to coffee tomorrow, first Tim I get to drive it.
 

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The red on these cars are so freaking red. Every time I see one on the road it burns my retinas out of my skull.
 

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So i drove it Sunday and again today, the automatic is definitely the weak point of the car. it is peppy, and handles like a go kart. car actually feels like its going faster than it is, im guessing that has to do with its size. fit and finish are good on the inside, body roll is absent and its brakes are excellent. other than it needing a manual, its a great car and im sure my wife will love driving it. she is already looking to add some of the factory aero (spoiler, side skirts, air dam). when it gets a bit warmer and the salt is washed away, ill take it out to the corn run and run it through its paces and report back.
 

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So mommas car got beat up some how, not sure but she acquired a bunch of scratches n shit on trunk deck , hood and roof.

Phase 1 of paint correction completed today,
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Scratches, swirls and any other defects have been removed. Tomorrow I will do a finishing glaze then hit with a paint sealant.

I’ll post photos and detail the steps when completed
 

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Nice job with getting rid of the scratches! I would love for my wife to get out of her Beetle Convertible phase and into an MX-5 phase, but we need space in the back seat for our daughter until she's old enough to ride in the front seats. :)
 

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Nice job with getting rid of the scratches! I would love for my wife to get out of her Beetle Convertible phase and into an MX-5 phase, but we need space in the back seat for our daughter until she's old enough to ride in the front seats. :)
i wish i fit in this car, im to tall to wide LOL. no way could i ride passenger in it.

perfect for wife except when she lines up against me at the light and bitches about being 500 hp down :dunno:
 

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well, thats her fault for picking a mx-5. they are not known for having power.
 

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well, thats her fault for picking a mx-5. they are not known for having power.
After having driven an ND around a bit, I will say it does move much better than I expected it would.

A 5psi power adder would make the car near ideal for scooting around town. I don't fit in it with the windows and top up unfortunately.
 

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Stage 2 is nearing completion,paint really starting to pop, looking forward to the finished product. Stopped to drink a beer
 

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That is the soul red crystal right? Really pops in the sunlight on my wifes cx-5.

Tune and header really wake this car up. 15-20hp depending. Lots of torque through the midrange which is what makes this feel a bit different than older Miatas/older 4 cylinders that you have to wind out.
 

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That is the soul red crystal right? Really pops in the sunlight on my wifes cx-5.



Tune and header really wake this car up. 15-20hp depending. Lots of torque through the midrange which is what makes this feel a bit different than older Miatas/older 4 cylinders that you have to wind out.


Yep soul red. Mazda hit the color on the spot, best color on all of their cars.

I’d like to keep her car smog legal, will have to do some research
 

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Yep soul red. Mazda hit the color on the spot, best color on all of their cars.

I’d like to keep her car smog legal, will have to do some research
Will let you know how it goes it is on my short list for my mazda3 which has the same motor.
 

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