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Topic Review (Newest First)
Today 02:11 AM
turbofan
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Haha. Breaking her in right I suppose.

I always felt like the S2000 was a very tight, rigid vert. Damned thing felt like a rattletrap after an hour in Ryan's ND. Very impressive, particularly when you consider that the ND is a solid 500 lbs lighter than the stook...
Today 01:14 AM
Mobius
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
Overseas markets see a 1.5 option but yes, US cars are 2.0 only.

Definitely much more immediate power delivery. The engine is just so RIGHT NOW responsive in a way the s2000 isn't.

The power definitely peters out a bit up top. It certainly doesn't fall flat on its face by any means, and the gentle way it hits the rev limiter is actually really nice, but the last 500 rpm don't really pull harder than the previous 500.

Also... The s2k is still on Craigslist. If it sells, ND is very very likely. If it doesn't sell, I will continue to enjoy it's incredibly comfortable seats and top-end charge, and miss the nimbleness and around town hooliganism that the Miata offers. Yes,the Miata is an urban hooligan. So fun.
Yeah there was a Ceramic ND exactly like the one I was driving chirping tires on gearshifts down the road from your dealership.

2.0 for us, right. I forgot that. I haven't researched the ND much because I want one, and getting one isn't feasible. I'm lucky enough to have an NB with boost inbound.

I got rattles and squeaks I got to fix, though. That ND was tight.
Today 12:47 AM
turbofan
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Overseas markets see a 1.5 option but yes, US cars are 2.0 only.

Definitely much more immediate power delivery. The engine is just so RIGHT NOW responsive in a way the s2000 isn't.

The power definitely peters out a bit up top. It certainly doesn't fall flat on its face by any means, and the gentle way it hits the rev limiter is actually really nice, but the last 500 rpm don't really pull harder than the previous 500.

Also... The s2k is still on Craigslist. If it sells, ND is very very likely. If it doesn't sell, I will continue to enjoy its incredibly comfortable seats and top-end charge, and miss the nimbleness and around town hooliganism that the Miata offers. Yes,the Miata is an urban hooligan. So fun.
Today 12:33 AM
kanders222
Re: Official PDX Lounge



Making the rounds for the local breweries tonight with my friends visiting from Australia. Wish me luck [emoji482][emoji16]


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Today 12:31 AM
aidandj
Re: Official PDX Lounge



When your employee store pass doesn't start until next week but you have a game tomorrow night and your cleats are coming apart.
Today 12:17 AM
stormin'norman
Re: Official PDX Lounge

You really have to wring the s2000 out in every gear to keep it moving which can be hard to do discretely on the street. Open touge or track is where it's much more at home.

I had a friend's father looking for a mid life crisis sports vert and he had narrowed the choices down to z4m or s2k. TBH he would have been just fine in a Chrysler Sebring and not known any better but when it came time to purchase the torque of the z4m made the car much more useable heading down to the country club.
Yesterday 11:55 PM
aidandj Or it could be the torqueless wonder that is the f20/22
Yesterday 11:53 PM
oregonmon
Re: Official PDX Lounge

My immediate impression of power delivery was the ND was just more eager than Ed's S2000. Gearing may play a part in that as well.
Yesterday 11:53 PM
aidandj At one point the s2k was for sale because of the ND.
Yesterday 11:51 PM
stormin'norman
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Quote:
Originally Posted by oregonmon View Post
A Diet Helps Lap Times

After a few laps around the AutoGuide.com test track, I was blown away by how much faster the 2016 MX-5 is than the 2015 model. Clocking in at a time of 1:26.53, the 2016 Miata was some three seconds faster than the 2015 MX-5 that could only muster a time of 1:29.50.

So what gives? The 2016 MX-5 Miata Club wears the exact same sized tires, similar sized brakes and upgraded Bilstein shocks as the 2015 MX-5 Grand Touring PRHT. Why the big discrepancy?

Most of it comes down to weight. The 2016 MX-5 weighs 2,332 lbs, some 261 lbs lighter than the 2015 Grand Touring PRHT. But itís more than that. The setup and balance of the new car is better suited to a track environment and the faster revving, more flexible engine makes better use of its power
I think I'll have to get out soon and try one especially after hearing Ed was so impressed despite owning an s2000.
Yesterday 11:46 PM
notbenh
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Aim to please
Yesterday 11:39 PM
humming
Re: Official PDX Lounge

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Originally Posted by notbenh View Post
Yes it's skyactive but having never driven and only ridden in an NC I too live under a rock but it has a view.





As for the rest of things, I'm 90% sure that it's going to be the RS3 setup from GWR. But I've yet to click [buy] yet.



Loose bowels in presence of danger
to understand dogs but they don't understand you
to hover 3 inches above concrete but once hovering you can not move and only over concrete
100% cast iron is 100% invisible to you
to be able to pick up your shadow but only between 10am and 2pm on Tuesdays when there are no clouds in sight including indoors
... I could go on but I'll let others chime in.
I applaud. That was fantastic. I found the dog one particularly amusing.
Yesterday 11:35 PM
oregonmon
Re: Official PDX Lounge

A Diet Helps Lap Times

After a few laps around the AutoGuide.com test track, I was blown away by how much faster the 2016 MX-5 is than the 2015 model. Clocking in at a time of 1:26.53, the 2016 Miata was some three seconds faster than the 2015 MX-5 that could only muster a time of 1:29.50.

So what gives? The 2016 MX-5 Miata Club wears the exact same sized tires, similar sized brakes and upgraded Bilstein shocks as the 2015 MX-5 Grand Touring PRHT. Why the big discrepancy?

Most of it comes down to weight. The 2016 MX-5 weighs 2,332 lbs, some 261 lbs lighter than the 2015 Grand Touring PRHT. But itís more than that. The setup and balance of the new car is better suited to a track environment and the faster revving, more flexible engine makes better use of its power
Yesterday 11:30 PM
notbenh
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Quote:
Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
Being able to come up with shitty superpowers on the spot.
ZING!
Yesterday 11:21 PM
aidandj Being able to come up with shitty superpowers on the spot.
Yesterday 11:16 PM
notbenh
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Quote:
Originally Posted by stormin'norman View Post
Does the ND skyactive engine run out of breath up top like the old motors? Heck, I haven't even experienced an NC engine yet. I live under a rock.
Yes it's skyactive but having never driven and only ridden in an NC I too live under a rock but it has a view.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stormin'norman View Post
Swooped Ben some shiny pipes this afternoon. I will be curious to see what you do with the rest of the system.


As for the rest of things, I'm 90% sure that it's going to be the RS3 setup from GWR. But I've yet to click [buy] yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by humming View Post
Such as?
Loose bowels in presence of danger
to understand dogs but they don't understand you
to hover 3 inches above concrete but once hovering you can not move and only over concrete
100% cast iron is 100% invisible to you
to be able to pick up your shadow but only between 10am and 2pm on Tuesdays when there are no clouds in sight including indoors
... I could go on but I'll let others chime in.
Yesterday 11:03 PM
humming
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Quote:
Originally Posted by notbenh View Post
Noted! And honestly I can think of worse super powers
Such as?
Yesterday 10:57 PM
aidandj Kind of. They're no f20, but they aren't a turd like the BP. Go look at some of the dynos on the mt.net thread.
Yesterday 10:56 PM
Sploinkin
Re: Official PDX Lounge

A well of useless knowledge.
Yesterday 10:55 PM
stormin'norman
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Does the ND skyactive engine run out of breath up top like the old motors? Heck, I haven't even experienced an NC engine yet. I live under a rock.


Swooped Ben some shiny pipes this afternoon. I will be curious to see what you do with the rest of the system.
Yesterday 10:50 PM
notbenh
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Noted! And honestly I can think of worse super powers
Yesterday 10:49 PM
aidandj
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Sometimes I really wish I could not remember stupid things like that. And have actual room for useful things.

Don't play me in jeopardy.
Yesterday 10:45 PM
notbenh
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Actual research shows Aidan is right. 🤔
Yesterday 10:42 PM
aidandj
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Pretty sure 1.6 is ODM (other domestic markets) only.
Yesterday 10:41 PM
notbenh
Re: Official PDX Lounge

I think you can get either here?
Yesterday 10:06 PM
curly
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Thought they were a 2.0?
Yesterday 09:26 PM
Mobius
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Quote:
Originally Posted by stormin'norman View Post
What's the engine's behavior like? I'm not sure I've read a great review on the ND that went into a ton of depth on the drivetrain.
It's "Yes, I like when you do that. Push me harder. Make me do that growl thing again. Let's go!"

The engine sounds great, pulls hard. Much harder than I was expecting. I knew the acceleration numbers, but still it's a 1.6. but it wants to gogogo.

I was off a bit on shifting. I'm sure with practice I would have gotten it down better. And this was a 5 minute escape down the street, not an in-depth drive. But I really really liked it.
Yesterday 08:01 PM
oregonmon
Re: Official PDX Lounge

To me it's torquey and comes into its power band quickly.
Yesterday 05:31 PM
stormin'norman
Re: Official PDX Lounge

What's the engine's behavior like? I'm not sure I've read a great review on the ND that went into a ton of depth on the drivetrain.
Yesterday 05:27 PM
Mobius
Re: Official PDX Lounge

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
Remember that Mrs. Mobius is the breadwinner here. Mobius is in a good spot, I must say.

Also: I require a brief (or not) ND review, Richard!
Oh I left the review in the ND. Steering wheel, headliner, everywhere. I tried to clean up best I could. Good thing it's that off-white Ceramic.

It is the shit.
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