• Apr 25th 2008 at 6:58AM
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According to an attendee at a recent Mazda dealer meeting, we'll be seeing a refreshed version of the MX-5 late next year as a 2010 model. After catching a brief glimpse of the new MX-5, a forum member at Miata.net posted that the 2010 model will be sporting headlamps and taillights similar to those found on the redesigned Mazda6, and will benefit from a few other improvements including a slight increase in power. While we can't confirm any of this, we've heard similar rumblings in the not-so-distant past, and with the redesigned Mazda3 right around the corner, Mazda might be trying to lend a bit more stylistic cohesion to its lineup before full revamps take place after the turn of the decade.

However, one piece is missing from the Miata puzzle. What about the Mazdaspeed version of the MX-5? It's been assumed that Mazda would release a boosted version of its iconic roadster before the next model debuts. If the facelifted version is indeed bound for the 2010 model year, that could be an indication that a Mazdaspeed MX-5 is on its way. Here's hoping.

[Source: Miata.net]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Let's at least WAIT UNTIL WE SEE THE DESIGN. Jeez.... We're condemning something we haven't even seen yet.

      Considering some of the designs and concepts Mazda has done in the last four years, I predict no one will be disappointed. I think their design dept will knock our collective socks off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's definitely the styling that has caused me to never consider the MX-5. A hardtop Miata with sharper lines and more aggressive look might just do the trick but until then I'll have to settle for more sensible 4-doors.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ugh* just facelift this thing already...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like my '06, but could use more low end grunt, wider seats with more lumbar support, and shaving off the drivers side cupholder to make a smoother door panel.
      Switching off the traction control makes for a really fun afternoon. Yeehaw!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah I think this is pretty disappointing as well. The MX-5 is seperate from all other Mazda's, it has an iconic look to to it, and trying to fit it in with all the family cars is a crazy idea. Especially when you're talking about the perfect oval tail lights being replaced by those hideous things from the 6 (the worst part of that car's looks by far).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not impressed Mazda... One thing I liked about Mazda was it's ability to make each of it's cars somewhat unique but still recognizable as Mazda. Don't get all Ford on us by slapping a family look on everyone of your cars.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I much prefer the line of Miata (MX-5) being distinct from the rest of other cars from the company
      • 7 Years Ago
      I owned a Miata from 2000 to 2005. Great car. Reliable and very useful even for a small convertible. I still laugh when I see people buy the GM twins, useless little cars that will have to wait for the second generation to be anything but. Styling is one thing but that top and its operation in the GM camp is laughable.

      Lets see, Mazda's little Miata's top can be put up or down with one hand while sitting in the car and you have a useful trunk not impacted by the state of the top. Better yet it has a folding hard top version that works too!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Posting the fact that the Solstice wins at the track is ignorant?

        • 7 Years Ago
        The Solstice and MX-5 are both supposed to be nice cars - haven't driven either of the GM twins though. Would be surprised if either has a shifter nearly as nice as the Mazda's. It was quite perfect. And the interior quality and comfort of the Mazda is superior.

        But whatever floats thy boat...
        • 7 Years Ago
        since when does the Solstice run circles around the MX-5? That is the most ridiculous statement I've ever heard.
        • 7 Years Ago

        2006 SCCA National Championship: C Stock Open
        2006 SCCA National Championship: C Stock Ladies
        2007 SCCA National Championship: C Stock Ladies
        2007 SCCA National Championship: A Stock Ladies
        2007 SCCA National Championship: B Stock
        2007 SCCA National Championship: Touring 2
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Solstice cleans up in club racing because it's allowed to run the GM Performance Division Z0K package in the SCCA's "stock" classes.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Some people judge a sports car by how it handles instead of how quickly you can raise and lower the roof. Unless you're a complete moron, the Solstice top is a cinch to raise and lower.

        The Solstice runs circles around the MX-5 on the track and on the street. It's not GMs fault that the MX-5 looks like Pikachu.
      • 7 Years Ago
      MaaaazdaSpeeeed gimme gimme!
      • 7 Years Ago
      My Mazda has 80k on it. I bought a warranty from clickeverythingauto and it has been great. We debated between buying a new mazda or a honda. Then decided to hold off and get a warranty. I would suggest buying from www.clickeverythingauto.com or at least reviewing before you buy somewhere else.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Keep it unique from the rest of your line Mazda! One interesting observation I had is that I have a Mazda dealer brochure from 1994 (same year as my current Miata). On the back of that brochure is a list of all the models Mazda has for sale that year. Guess which is the only car model still in production? Everything except the Miata has been replaced. There's a reason why the Miata (MX-5) has survived this long. I've driven the latest iteration and agree with many of the comments listed regarding the styling but it's still a great car. Please don't ruin the next generation.
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