OK, let's also stop comparing the Miata 1.6 --> 1.8 situation to the Fiero 1985
through 1987 --> 1988. The Miata 1.6 was not moved because there was a large
contingent of people asking for it. It was not moved because there was a
'classes' worth of difference between the two. And it certainly wasn't moved
because Mazda pays well in the contingency arena. (Before Mr. Foster claims as
It was moved to keep CS "fresh". The class has been designed to be an
affordable sports car class. As the Fiero, 924S and MR2 all age, decent
examples get increasingly hard to find. Parts become scarce and reliability
suffers. The inclusion of the 1.6l versions was to infuse a car that was
plentiful, built in large numbers, and fit the performance parameters of the
class as well as the basic philosophy of the class. As the prices on those cars
dropped, it became a solution based on the CLASSES needs, not the CARS needs.
To address the original post for James, as far as the pre 88's vs. the 88's:
New replaces old. Simple as that when there is a relatively small performance
Andy "Seeing the forest through the trees" Bettencourt
"James Rogerson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 07/13/2000 04:56:45 PM
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cc: (bcc: Andrew Bettencourt/FIELD SALES/Kingston)
Subject: More Fiero
It seems interesting that everyone that has discounted the original post, move
the pre 1988 Fiero to another class, has used the content of the argument in
that post to contradict the reasons.
For those that can't seem to read: The only V6 Fiero that is competitive is the
1988 version. Quit making references to how well anyone has done in a 1988
version. Prior versions were used as an example of a car model that was
uncompetitive in class. If the previous versions had a rear bar, you could get
better results with them.
The point was the 1.6 Miata is no more compromised in BS than a Fiero without
suspension is in CS.
The difference appears to be only to satisfy a large(r) constituency. And as AB
so aptly put it, there wasn't, nor is, a ground swell from Fiero owners. They
all moved to Fiero club events or just off to other things or cars.
Except for George, I love you man, who is a festering sore that won't heal.
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