Sandstorm Damage - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Sandstorm Damage

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on March 25, 2016

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

As it turns out, the sandstorm I got caught in caused some damage to our long-term 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Not surprisingly, the car's nose has suffered some paint abrasion, but I'm confident I can buff that out with all of our detailing equipment.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do about the windshield. That is pitted to the point that we probably need to replace it. We tried a few fixes, but nothing helped. If you're driving towards the sunlight, visibility is pretty tough as the whole glass diffuses the light into a murky haze. It reminds me of when I'd sneeze in my motorcycle helmet at night.

Horrible, right?

Stay tuned for the forthcoming fixes.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 7,632 miles

 

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