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The 2010s (is that even a thing yet?) have not been kind to the sports coupe. Long gone are the days when it was easy to spot them but the outlook os rather bleak these days for low-power, high-style sports coupes. Gone are the Honda S2000Toyota MR2 SpyderPontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky and sales of comparably configured vehicles like the Scion FR-S, Nissan 370ZPorsche BoxsterAudi A5Audi TT and BMW Z have completely bottomed out. In fact, GM just shelved an FR-S competitor last week. So what is Mazda thinking?

According to a great article in Automotive News (which I suggest you check out), it’s all part of Mazda’s plan to rebuild brand value. We’ll see how that works out but while they’re building their value we can enjoy the all-new 2016 MX-5. Check out the video below and, as always, share your thoughts!

 

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I'm more interested in seeing the Fiat 124 spyder (assuming that's the name of it) :AH-HA:

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Reviews for the US-Spec Miata come out on June 1st, the day that ordering opens up for all Miata models (right now you can only order the Launch Edition). 

 

Man I can't wait.

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Cute for small people, since I am 6'6" tall and cannot fit into these cars they hold Zero interest for me, but I hope the small people they do serve enjoy them.

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Cute for small people, since I am 6'6" tall and cannot fit into these cars they hold Zero interest for me, but I hope the small people they do serve enjoy them.

Yeah, I see how that could be a problem. So, is it American muscle by default then?

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It's on my short list of cars, and by short I mean there's only two cars on the list. 

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