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MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby John H » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:53 am

https://www.evo.co.uk/mazda/mx-5/202091/mazda-mx-5-refreshed-for-2020

Interesting snippet from EVO website, which suggests that Mazda will be revising the range for 2020, and a look at the configurator on the Mazda UK website confirms this.
They also appear to have dropped the entry level SE+ version, so I'm very pleased I bought mine when I did.
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby drumtochty » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:26 am

They did get it a bit wrong the headlights and safety package have been available on the 2 litre SportNav since 2015 as a factory fitted extra and the reversing camera again as a factory fit extra since September 2018.

The prices have gone up on the cars to cover 50% of the emmission fine.

Interesting about the about the SE, that was the nearest thing to the MK1 and with the price increase to the cars, you would have thought they would have left that in the range to keep the price sensitive PCP and lease market supplied.
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby John H » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:51 pm

They have also restricted the colour palette further this year, to the inevitable Soul Red (but not on the top version) two greys, black, white and one blue.
These are the sort of colours I’d expect on a dull executive saloon car, not my idea of sports car colours.
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby drumtochty » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:23 pm

Maybe the MX5's time is limited.

Merc are running out the SLK/SLC and Audi the TT in a year or so.

Reason too much development work to do in order to get electric/hybrid SUV's on to the market.

Mazda are a small company in the big picture and may well not have the money to develop an NE going forward.
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby John H » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:02 pm

drumtochty wrote:Maybe the MX5's time is limited.


The world-wide obsession with SUV's has a lot to answer for! :cry:
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby chillax » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:06 pm

John H wrote:
drumtochty wrote:Maybe the MX5's time is limited.


The world-wide obsession with SUV's has a lot to answer for! :cry:


Exactly what he said! 8) The world has gone suv mad, and I refuse to call them SUV...what the hell is sporty about them? They're all dullsville MPV's with the driving experience of a log. The world has also gone mad on the whole EV thing cos it's oh so enviromentally friendly. Eh, no, it's really not! It costs millions to produce the damn things, millions to try and put even the remotest suggestion of a charging network, and all the time it's causing an unsustainable drain on our electric grid. All it does it moves the pollution from the road to the power stations.

So, I think they should abandon the whole ev/suv/mpv thing and get back to making real cars for real drivers! If I wanted an EV, Id get a job as a 1970'8 milkman and drive a bloody milk float! lol Rant officially over! :D
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby drumtochty » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:53 am

Bad hair day Chillax!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby chillax » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:16 pm

drumtochty wrote:Bad hair day Chillax!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Have you seen my hair Jim?............................if you do, tell it to come back, I miss it! :lol: :lol:
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby drumtochty » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:57 pm

Same here.
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby Bob the Train » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:29 pm

chillax wrote:
drumtochty wrote:Bad hair day Chillax!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Have you seen my hair Jim?............................if you do, tell it to come back, I miss it! :lol: :lol:

Sorry, chaps!
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby chillax » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:32 pm

lol I didn't know god had a bandana! :lol: See now yer just showing off Bob! lol That's some head of hair right there!
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby ColinM » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:34 pm

May I enter a plea in defence of the humble SUV? If you need a “go anywhere” vehicle - and, as a location photographer, I do, an SUV is ideal. My Honda CRV takes all my kit and, with its 4WD and winter tyres, has got me to places where others cannot go. When we bought it, my wife described it “like driving a sofa” and there is some truth in that. It is most certainly not sporty! But it has carried me, and a stack of kit, all over the UK in comfort and without a grumble. And it makes me appreciate my newly acquired MX5 NC all the more.
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby chillax » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:31 pm

ColinM wrote:May I enter a plea in defence of the humble SUV? If you need a “go anywhere” vehicle - and, as a location photographer, I do, an SUV is ideal. My Honda CRV takes all my kit and, with its 4WD and winter tyres, has got me to places where others cannot go. When we bought it, my wife described it “like driving a sofa” and there is some truth in that. It is most certainly not sporty! But it has carried me, and a stack of kit, all over the UK in comfort and without a grumble. And it makes me appreciate my newly acquired MX5 NC all the more.

See, the CRV is more a 4x4 than SUV so I likey them! Handy car. The normal quashkia or whatever their called brigade are just cumbersome things on the outside and not really that big inside so I don't see the point in them. On saying that, my wife bought a Nissan Juke, and although I hated the styling when they were first released, out of all the SUV's I actually really like it! It's just different and really quirky, and I love the interior/dashboard. Jeese, did Dave just say "love" and "suv" in the same sentence!! Oh my word!! lol :lol:

Do love a crv, my mates on his third now (think its an 2005 model as he prefers the older one) and its a great bit of kit 8)
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby John H » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:11 am

Seeing as I started this thing about SUV's, let me just say that I have no issues with people buying 4x4's, SUV's or whatever if they use them for the purpose intended.

What saddens me is those who buy them as a fashion statement and think that gives them some sort of priority on the road. I particularly hate seeing huge powerful SUV's being driven aggressively on icy roads with the owner thinking they are invincible cos they have 4 wheel drive, but oblivious to the fact that the car is shod with massive low profile summer tyres! A disaster waiting to happen!
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby OldSpice » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:29 am

Off-piste to the OP's post but not really worth creating a new post just for this.
The only 4WD I ever owned.
https://www.tflcar.com/wp-content/uploa ... _sr5_4.jpg
Utterly epic, bullet proof, and with knobblies unstoppable when we lived 900ft above sea level.
Rot got it (bought it cheap at auction anyhow) but sold it & just about broke even)
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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby John H » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:52 am

OldSpice wrote:Off-piste to the OP's post but not really worth creating a new post just for this.
The only 4WD I ever owned.


Ditto ... and yes it's wearing MX5 wheels, to keep on piste!

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Re: MX5 revised range for 2020

Postby chillax » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:10 pm

Those were awesome wee cars!! Really suits the daisy's too! 8)
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