Friday, July 21, 2006

Roof goes down, roof goes up, roof goes down, etc.

I think Mazda just found a whole new market for their MX-5. A market that includes those that worry about the effects of knives and rain on soft top cars...

Previously the only hard top availabel for the MX-5 was a big fibreglass thing that weighed a ton and that made it a bit hard to remove so you could enjoy open top motoring. Now those clever little fellows in Japan have come up with a retractable hardtop roof for the MX-5. What sets this roof apart from other retractable hardtop convertibles is that when the roof is down, no luggage space is lost. If you have ever seen the boot of an MX-5, you will know that losing any sort of space is simply not an option as limited as it already is.



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1 comment:

James said...

As a former MX5 owner I agree :) The only thing that concerned me was coming back to it to find that some dickhead had slashed the roof... so I just left the car unlocked all the time to save them the trouble. The boot's are tiny... there's just enough room in there for a tiny little spare tyre, the battery and enough luggage for an across the US roadtrip :)