• Jul 20th 2006 at 6:23PM
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The Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe is the latest in a wave of retractable hardtop roadsters entering the market. We've seen static shots of the new MX-5's hardtop both up and down, but until have not taken in the retractable roof in action. Autoblog reader Jerry Standefer pointed us to this Mazda UK promotional video that not only shows the hardtop going up and down, but also shows how the hard top stows away without consuming any trunk space.

[Source: Mazda]


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      • 9 Years Ago
      "World's Greatest Roadster", eh?


      *cough*


      Yeah, ok.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Maybe a 1-2k premium. They're not gonna ask $5000 extra when they are barely selling MX-5s already.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yes, the car is obviously going to be sold in the US.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Gotta love the science of Dimensional Tolerancing.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks great but is it coming to the US? And if so, when?
      • 9 Years Ago
      now if only mazda would make A REAL COUPE! first company to make a lightweight rwd coupe or hatch gets my money.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Um, Porsche Cayman? Porsche 911? BMW Z4 and M coupe?"

      none of those are mx5 competators. they are all at least 600 lbs heavier and 30 grand more expensive. there is no reason someone cant sell a mx5 or solstice coupe for 18k.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #4 naggs says: "now if only mazda would make A REAL COUPE! first company to make a lightweight rwd coupe or hatch gets my money."

      Um, Porsche Cayman? Porsche 911? BMW Z4 and M coupe?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Nashville TN Mazda Dealer says Order only, 4-6 weeks to delivery. Grand Touring Retractable Hardtop $28K
      Ordering one next Thursday.
      Can't find GM Variants that want to play with my 06 MX5. They definitely avoided the MATG X Duel with the Dragon.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Wish Volvo would have taken the same lesson with the new C70... the sexy Pontiac G6 should have studied this too!"

      It's really not fair to compare those cars with the MX-5. The Solstice and Sky are the cars to compare it to. I find it amazing that Mazda can design a folding hard top that doesn't take up any trunk space, while GM's approach practically loses the entire trunk with just the soft top (Solstice: 1.4 cubic feet; Sky 2.0 cubic feet)! To make matters worse, the GM twins are physically larger cars than the Mazda. Is GM engineering really that bad?
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Even Saturn has broken the Saturn policy and jacked up the price on the Sky."

      Minorly, at least according to my local dealership. I asked if they had markups on the Sky and I was told GM will not send another Sky to a dealership they hear are selling over MSRP. So, what is my local dealer doing? Adding must purchase items such as fabric protection and (IIRC) unbody coating (maybe not that but it was two things). I believe it ups the cost $500 - $700. Not outrageous, but sneaky.



      "The trunk was meager to begin with, so they needed to do their homework. Wish Volvo would have taken the same lesson with the new C70, which looses its trunk when top down. And the sexy Pontiac G6 should have studied this too!"

      I believe we can blame the same engineers (or company thereof) for that, right? :)

      • 9 Years Ago
      "They're not gonna ask $5000 extra when they are barely selling MX-5s already."

      i dont know where you heard that, the mx5 is doing just fine.
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