New Mazda MX-5 promises more fun than ever
MAZDA’S MX-5, now in its 26th year on the market, is a member of a rapidly declining club: a two-seater roadster. It’s the kind of model, Gerry Gordon Mazda sales representative Dave Hallock said, you want to own because it’s fun to drive and no one you know is likely to also have one.
At about $32,000 new, the MX-5 offers many of the features found in higher-end roadsters at half the price.
“For driving enthusiasts,” Hallock said, “the MX-5 is about the thrill of the ride — like being on a roller coaster. It is the feeling you get being out there with the top down, enjoying the feel of the open air.”
Hallock said the 2016 MX-5 arrived in limited numbers in Manitoba dealer showrooms at the beginning of September.
“The model has been updated for 2016,” he said. “There is a new KODO design and new standard tech features, including Mazda’s Connect system, lane departure and blind=spot monitoring — and the luxury level has been kicked up.”
Hallock said the biggest difference is the noticeably reduced weight and increased roominess inside. Mazda
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