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    I would say yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcpokey View Post
    I would say yes.
    Not necessarily though.

    The new Mazda 2 is lighter than the old Mazda 2. It's more rigid and it uses high strenght steel in some parts of the chasis which is lighter than normal steel apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Not necessarily though.

    The new Mazda 2 is lighter than the old Mazda 2. It's more rigid and it uses high strenght steel in some parts of the chasis which is lighter than normal steel apparently.
    high strength steel doesn't mean something technically though.
    surely a new car can be lighter than an old one
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonOfTheDead View Post
    surely a new car can be lighter than an old one
    well nissan just proved it with the 370Z...although that's kinda aiming low i guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    well nissan just proved it with the 370Z...although that's kinda aiming low i guess.
    370 is also shorter so smaller too. i guess we have to use pound per inch?
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    i can see it now...'the gtr is less dense than the 911 GT3'
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    Can't we all just accept now that Mazda is the best JP company? They know a thing about cheap fun!

    I mean come on MX-5? 2,400lbs! (1,095kg) .also 50:50 weight ratio again, and RWD, though its 300lb heavier than the 1st gen.



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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalcraft View Post
    Does this look like a woman's car to you?!
    No, it looks like a slitghly riced MX-5.
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    Its the 2009 Mazda MX-5 MPS/ Mazdaspeed MX-5. Or it would be, but I heard they're not going to make a MPS version. You can still buy the parts though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalcraft View Post
    Its the 2009 Mazda MX-5 MPS/ Mazdaspeed MX-5. Or it would be, but I heard they're not going to make a MPS version. You can still buy the parts though.
    I'd rather the standard one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I'd rather the standard one.
    I'd rather a lotus, but I guess that's apples to oranges considering the cost difference. What I'd really like is to see some competition for the Miatas to see where it could go. Too bad dodge didn't make the demon and the solstice was so comparatively heavy. Why is it so hard to make a lightweight cheap little two seater? Aside from crash safety and all, which the MX-5 still handles fine.
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    Yeah it is strange that there's so little competition for a cheap roadster. You see them all the time too so they must sell well. You'd think other companies would catch on to that....
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    Well up until now there was the base 2 litre Z4. And there still is the base 4 cyl SLK. I guess those are distant competitors though. Still better than nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcpokey View Post
    i can see it now...'the gtr is less dense than the 911 GT3'
    ha, i like it.
    the GTR is heavier though...wait but it is physically larger so the wieght is spread out..shit that's actually kinda intriguing now.
    sectional density like in ballisitics
    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Well up until now there was the base 2 litre Z4. And there still is the base 4 cyl SLK. I guess those are distant competitors though. Still better than nothing.
    the mr2 used to be quite good, and not that long ago they were still selling them...maybe they'll bring it back. the S2000 is too overpowered and expensive to compete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    the mr2 used to be quite good, and not that long ago they were still selling them...maybe they'll bring it back. the S2000 is too overpowered and expensive to compete.
    The sad truth is, the affordable sportscar is gone.

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