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Old 12-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #69
gpshumway
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Originally Posted by White out View Post
People don't want the engine behind them, they want storage space. Hence no car company outside of specialty brands producing mid or rear engine cars.
I understand what you're saying, but the Miata doesn't exactly have tons of luggage room. Switch to run-flat tires in a 2nd gen MR2 and the trunk + frunk space is easily greater than a Miata. Do a Cayman-like arrangement with luggage space above the engine and the situation improves more. Easy to do with a flat engine like Subaru uses.

Don't get me wrong, I really like the BRZ, and it's a bunch more practical than an MR2, so I see why Toyobaru went that direction. I do think they missed the boat a bit on layout, it's too front heavy.
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