Japanese car maker Mazda just started to sell the new 2016 Mazda Miata in the United States. One of the first customers got rear ended minutes after taking delivery.
Getting a new car is a special moment. It is even more special when being one of the first to own a newly released car. A Mazda fan managed get one of the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 launch editions in Florida.
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A Ford F-150 truck rear ended the brand new Miata just a mile away from the dealership. The driver and his wife did get away without serious injury, but the MX-5 was a total loss.
This is the first crashed 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5. The Japanese car maker jumped on the opportunity to do something good and generate positive publicity.
Mazda replaces the crashed Miata for free and the unlucky owner will receive the replacement car mid-August.
This is usually an insurance case. With Mazda stepping in the owner has not to deal with his insurance for an replacement.
The owner shared his story on a Miata forum according to Jalopnik.
Mazda has shared the story on their Twitter account as well.
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The new 2016 Mazda MX-5 is lighter, smaller, quicker and more nimble than its predecessor. The MX-5 has adopted Mazda’s full suite of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design. Mazda's engineers reduced the MX-5 weight by approximately 150 pounds compared to its predecessor landing at a curb weight of 2,332lbs. The starting MSRP of the MX-5 is $24,915.