Someone needs to get familiar with Keiichi Tsuchiya and Best Motoring.A commercial from GM/USA???...[/b]
What's not fair about it?This is not a fair comparision though...the GXP Solstice will kick the crap out of the MX-5!!!
More like priced at $30K when equipped similarly. It's a price class above the MX-5.I think comparing the two is very fair...I can't watch the video because im at work but just looking at the cars:
MX5 Grand Touring:
Lightweight sporty rwd convertable priced at 25K
Lightweight sporty rwd convertable priced at 27K
they sound close enough to me to do a fair comparison
$27K For a GXP? You don't even get air-conditioning at that price, a $1000 option. Try closer to $30,000 for the same equipment as the GT MX-5 (and you still don't get some things). And dealers are getting a $3000 to $5000 premium on top of that too, while you can get a bit off MSRP on the Miata, bring the price difference down to more like $10,000.More like priced at 27k with the MX-5 being priced at 26k, when equally equipped as the Solstice. It definitely is a class above the MX-5, not necessarily in price though.
I will admit it performed just as well to this driver in this test. We also do not know how the MX-5 was equipped. Did it have the suspension package? They mentioned an LSD for the Solstice, but not the MX-5. There are numerous other tests placing the MX-5 above the Solstice in performance. Yes, the GXP will likely outperform the MX-5 on the track. For $4000 more, it better do that at the very least.Compare the bottom base model Solstice to the top of the line MX5 if you want, appearently from that review the Solstice still performed extremly well and if you don't want to say the GM one then you have to admit it performed just as good.
The Mazda Miata has always been called the Mazda Miata MX-5. They did not drop the Miata name, they just named it the Mazda MX-5 Miata (vs Mazda Miata MX-5, not a big difference). Also, if you haven't noticed, every new model Mazda is subjected to the same name treatment now. Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda6, Mazda CX-7, Mazda CX-9, Mazda RX-8, Mazda MX-5, etc. Besides, Mazda has been doing that for years, but now they just standardized it for less confusion and a logical naming system.I gave this some more thought...'truth is (not trying to be funny here) the Mazda Miata name changed to mx-5 to hide the fact that there is this "gay / rainbow" tag that remains aloft in the air...while trying to loose the tag [/b]
Again... for $4000-5000 more, a car BETTER beat the MX-5. Just building the two cars on their respective car makers websites, with the same features, the Solstice costs $3500 more, and that is before the dealer marks it up. The Turbo Solstice will probably cost $10,000 more. It better be faster. Wait for the Mazdaspeed MX-5 for a true comparison between the two cars. I bet you that the Mazdaspeed MX-5 will come out on top. I also will say that it is a goddamn lie that the N/A Solstice beats the MX-5 around the track, considering the Solstice weighs a whopping 370lbs more. Seven HP will not make up that weight difference, ESPECIALLY on a track, and the fact the the MX-5 comes with one extra gear standard over the Solstice when similarily equipped. Somebody is lying their ass off and not doing a good job at covering it.and at same time dicking around with a light-weight rear-view mirror, GM came along with 260 horsepower and 260 torque...both the Pontiac GX-P and Saturn Sky redline have "balls"...something the Miata did not have...even these two clown jokers on vidieo concluded that the NA model BEAT the MX-5 on the track!!! We have not even touched on the turbo issue here...Turbo = Game over!!!! ... score one for GM... C6[/b]