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You know what's funny about all the Sol Miata compares. They all talk about how the fit and finish of the interior is not as refined in the Sol as it is in the Miata. Wonder how the tune will change when they get into the Sky, a car who's interior has a more refined upscale look and feel.

You think everyone is finally going to drop the illusion that Miata has a better quality car because its not domestic and get with the reality an American car can move you just as much, if not more.

I detest the miata - was able to sit in one @ the Orlando Int'l Auto Show, not impressed with the inside. Hate the outside. Honestly, I'd take two and rollerskate down the street.. they just look boring..
 

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sky_vue said:
You know what's funny about all the Sol Miata compares. They all talk about how the fit and finish of the interior is not as refined in the Sol as it is in the Miata. Wonder how the tune will change when they get into the Sky, a car who's interior has a more refined upscale look and feel.

You think everyone is finally going to drop the illusion that Miata has a better quality car because its not domestic and get with the reality an American car can move you just as much, if not more.

I detest the miata - was able to sit in one @ the Orlando Int'l Auto Show, not impressed with the inside. Hate the outside. Honestly, I'd take two and rollerskate down the street.. they just look boring..
HAHAHA:willy::lol::willy: I was thinking their Tyco Remote control cars that would be too boring of a design to make me buy, even at 30 bucks and with no cord. But too rollerscate with 2 of them??? Ingenious,.. purely Ingenius!!
 

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I think it's interesting that the MX-5 edged out the Sol on a matter of hundredths of a second, or tenths of a G- it seems like with different drivers, things could have easily gone the other way. I'm sure that the GM engineers were using the Miata as a benchmark, so it makes sense that the numbers would be dead-on.

The Miata looked cool 16 years ago when it came out, but yes, it is quite dull by today's standards. If you want to see something really ugly, check out the interior of a Honda S2000- for as expensive as it is, its controls are simply retarded. Everything is clustered around the gauges a la early-90s style, and controls are big and goofy looking without a lot of thought put into aesthetics. My favorite is the radio, which is intended to be hidden under a fold-down panel, with a second set of audio controls around the gauge cluster. On the left side, there's a button labeled "Audio control." What does it do? Is it a jog dial? A joystick? No! It's a big fat button that only acts as a push-button switch (probably to switch between CD/FM).

I'm a big fan of late 80s/early 90s Japanese sports cars like the Eclipse, GT-3000, MR-2 and Supra, but the miata is too roundly generic for its own good.
 

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It's really nice to see the Solstice kicking the crap outta the Miata in real world selections.
Well it didn't really kick the crap out of the MX-5 but for a brand new car in a market where they haven't really competed before they were equal or better than a car where the manufacturer has been in that market for 16 years.... like they said in the artical they figured the MX-5 would win by a LARGE margin.....and was very surprised that it didn't...
what I liked the most was they said in the real world driving the Solstice was a better driving car... and I don't know about anyone else but I think I do all my driving in the Real World....
 

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That was a great article in Autoweek..Now it's time to do a Sky comparison with all three.
 

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Well it didn't really kick the crap out of the MX-5 but for a brand new car in a market where they haven't really competed before they were equal or better than a car where the manufacturer has been in that market for 16 years.... like they said in the artical they figured the MX-5 would win by a LARGE margin.....and was very surprised that it didn't...
what I liked the most was they said in the real world driving the Solstice was a better driving car... and I don't know about anyone else but I think I do all my driving in the Real World....

See this is why I said that when the sky comes out it will edge above the miata.. it's just a better version of a great car.
 

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sky_vue said:
You know what's funny about all the Sol Miata compares. They all talk about how the fit and finish of the interior is not as refined in the Sol as it is in the Miata. Wonder how the tune will change when they get into the Sky, a car who's interior has a more refined upscale look and feel.

You think everyone is finally going to drop the illusion that Miata has a better quality car because its not domestic and get with the reality an American car can move you just as much, if not more.
Lets see if Saturn can fix the roof problems on the Sky that the Solstice has had. The little wings on the back wrinkle. I really like the look of the 2005 Miata. The 06 sux though.
 

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Thraxz said:
It's really nice to see the Solstice kicking the crap outta the Miata in real world selections.
Technicly both cars are extremely comparable to each other. Numbers wise they look extremely the same on paper in the comparisons. Some reviewers the Solstice wins by a hair, some reviewers the MX-5 wins by a hair. In reality it's pretty much a tie at this point.
 

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Just curious, but why don't they ever talk about the S2000? I know it's 35k but it still one of the cheaper roadsters.
 

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the numbers are so close.... i was giving this further thought... how about the driver's weight further affect the test? aside from the fact that the solstice is heavier than the miata. i mean, we are talking about hundredth's of a second... if 1 test driver is 200lbs, the other is 150lbs... would that be a factor in that hundredth's a second?
 

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the numbers are so close.... i was giving this further thought... how about the driver's weight further affect the test? aside from the fact that the solstice is heavier than the miata. i mean, we are talking about hundredth's of a second... if 1 test driver is 200lbs, the other is 150lbs... would that be a factor in that hundredth's a second?
I think they try to use the same driver/drivers in the tests, because driving styles and preferences can play a role in how someone likes or dislikes the way a car drives, along with shift points etc... so it is better if you have more than one driver that ALL drive both cars to the best of their abilitys and pick the best numbers....and then show all the different drivers opinions like I think this artical did... They did mention that the numbers were so close a Hiccup could have swayed the results...
 

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reedred said:
I beg of you, give it another chance! If not for your own sake, then for ours! :lol:
Haha, I was referring to the '06 Miata not the Sol/Sky. Both cars are HOT but I want the Sky.
 
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