Whats Wrong With This Picture: A Light Car Is a Happy Car Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Mazda’s latest concept only weighs 2,194 pounds, and it’s got a grin to prove it.

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  • Morea Morea on Sep 18, 2009

    At least weight reduction is part of Mazda's corporate design philosophy. Two thumbs up for that!

  • Racenviper2 Racenviper2 on Sep 18, 2009

    Looks like a kid with a orange peel stuck between their teeth and lips. To goofy looking for me.

  • Sabastian Sabastian on Sep 18, 2009

    Chick car? If you know any girls that would put up with being a passenger in this car, much less buy one, I'd like their number. Can you imagine picking up a girl in this? "Here's your helmet, love. It'll keep your hair dry...since there's no roof."

  • Anonymous Anonymous on Sep 19, 2009

    "Chick car? If you know any girls that would put up with being a passenger in this car,.." I have not researched this, but I do know plenty of young women that own Miatas and absoluitelyu love them. I don't doubt that they are a ton of fun to drive, but not for long trips, the kind of few miles, fair weather Sunday afternoon drives on twisty country roads at 50-60 MPH. I may be able to fit well in the new model if they gave it an inch here and there, but I still would view it as very unsafe, esp. due to its being a convertible. I knew a yougn woman who, like a lot of other women, loved the Merc SL series. When she was a resident in a nearby hospital, she asked me to help her shop for a car, and we did see a small convertible at a TOyota dealership. DId Toyota make a Paseo (Tercel 2 door) convertible ever? If not, it must have been a Celica? ANyway, her comment is that even she, about half my size and probably no more than 5 3", would not drive a convertible that small (but she would drive a corresponding sedan). She ended buying a new black Golf back then (96), even tho I warned her about their Reliability reputation in the USA.