How much does the Astina weigh and what is its gross HP? Frankly, I never heard of that car, but I'm sure there are quite a few over there that are unlike any over here.
Test drove an MPS3 a few years back....sure, it was good don't get me wrong, it goes about its performance quietly which would keep the g/f happy....but I just couldn't see how it was that many thousands of $ better...
Plus I enjoy working on cars, to some extent.... buying something new, I thought i'd be bored and I'd have to go though all the BS about new car warranties and waiting for them to expire before making changes. Not that many warranties are all that great considering how many hoops you have to jump through in order for the warranty to be 'honoured'
In any case how long before your 'new' car in your mind is no longer new.... 6months...one year, two years...
after 30 years the car becomes timeless!
I agree but I think our MXs are already timeless!
Im actually buying a NB miata to daily around and of course its gonna get modded. But they don't feel much slower than a de mx6
Is your MX6 turboed? If so, somethin aint right.
I've always had my eyes on a Mazda speed 6... those are sweet cars.
However, I'll bet they weigh at least 400 lbs more than ours do.
The only good thing about newer cars is less road noise
Also decent air-cond haha (Mine isn't that bad but still, there is better)
The thing that I hate about new cars is the steering, brakes, and throttle control
All electric, and you can't get (IMHO) a good feel of what you're doing.
True - I drove a Nissan Versa the other day and it was very quiet until you had to accelerate. Toyota/Lexus seem to infuse lots of sound deadening into their vehicles, although I don't think that's true of the Scion FR-S.
I love the look of the 05-09 Mazda3 hatchbacks and they do come in a 6sp turbo version. I've never driven one but if i wanted to drop 12k-16k on another "used" car, i might not hesitate to choose that one.
The Mazda5 hatchbacks are nice looking too.
A little murdered out of course, tinted glass, black wheels etc, they're pretty slammin.
A Mazda 5? Do you have young kids?
I was trying to pace a '12 miata the other night... kept up but im pretty sure the old man was toying with me...
If you have a boosted MX, then you could've toyed with the "old" man, instead. 0-60 for the NC is about 6.7 seconds - the same as our Lexus hybrid, heh heh.
Test drove an NB miata. And it felt much better than my mx6. I have a 2nd Gen with lots of suspension goodies. But the miata felt so planted for being totally stock. I just love the feel of the miatas
They ARE about 250-300 lbs lighter; that makes them a bit more "flingable". I like the MS MX5 but have yet to drive one.