Written by Jenny Mc Lane


Fresh fromrepparttar wheels up, Mazda MX5 --repparttar 139173 world’s favorite roadster remains true torepparttar 139174 lightweight, fun to drive formula that sold more than 700,000 MX-5s worldwide since its introduction in 1989. The third generation Mazda MX-5 will be presented in October 2005 atrepparttar 139175 Geneva and Melbourne motor shows. Intensity of spirit possessed by very few sports cars – this was what Program Manager Takao Kijima has in mind when creatingrepparttar 139176 all-new Mazda MX-5.

The all-new Mazda MX5 epitomizesrepparttar 139177 Japanese word Jinba Ittai (rider and horse as one).Jinba Ittai is akin torepparttar 139178 bond between a single-seat formula-car pilot and his racer, which isrepparttar 139179 essence of Zoom-Zoom. The rider-and-horse idiom andrepparttar 139180 effort to create a car universally seen as "lots of fun" served asrepparttar 139181 focal point aroundrepparttar 139182 new Mazda MX5.

Mazda engineers realizerepparttar 139183 Jinba Ittai concept definedrepparttar 139184 five basic requirements:repparttar 139185 car would be as compact and as light as possible while meeting global safety requirements;repparttar 139186 cockpit would comfortably accommodate two full-stature occupants with no wasted space. Meanwhile,repparttar 139187 basic layout would continue withrepparttar 139188 original’s front-midship rear-drive configuration withrepparttar 139189 engine positioned ahead ofrepparttar 139190 driver but behindrepparttar 139191 front axle for 50:50 weight distributions. In addition, all four wheels would be attached by wishbone or multi-link suspension systems to maximize tire performance, road grip and dynamic stability and that a power-plant frame would again provide a solid connection betweenrepparttar 139192 engine and rear-mounted differential to sharpen throttle response.

Mazda engineers made every gram count when they very well knew that extra weight would have a dramatically negative influence on driving, cornering, and braking performance. Their "gram strategy" assessed weight inrepparttar 139193 smallest possible increments and carefully scrutinized weight-trimming opportunities. Other weight-saving tactics were employed as well. Advanced technology was applied where practical to achieve a light and rigid unibody design using materials that offered higher strength and lighter weight.

Motorcycle Loans - Steps To Prevent You From Being Caught Up Side Down

Written by Jay Fran

Withrepparttar depreciation on motorcycles being so enormous after they are driven offrepparttar 138882 showroom floor,repparttar 138883 potential for a buyer owing more on their motorcycle loan thanrepparttar 138884 bike is worth it quite high. Owing more on your bike than it is worth is often referred to asrepparttar 138885 world of “up side down”.

Many people finding themselves in this situation discover that financial lessons are sometimesrepparttar 138886 hardest and most expensive to learn. Motorcycle loans of more than 48 months (especially without a down payment) put you inrepparttar 138887 position of owing more thanrepparttar 138888 value ofrepparttar 138889 bike.

Let’s take a look at this phenomenon.

First,repparttar 138890 interest calculation your lender uses can make a big difference in your situation, especially inrepparttar 138891 first 18 months. There are two primary interest calculations, pre-computed (combined with rule of 78) and simple interest.

Pre-computed interest combined with Rule of 78, is typicallyrepparttar 138892 worst situation for a buyer because most ofrepparttar 138893 interest is paid inrepparttar 138894 first 24 months. Therefore, inrepparttar 138895 first 24 months little ofrepparttar 138896 monthly payment has gone towards paying down principal. If a buyer wishes to sell or trade inrepparttar 138897 motorcycle within this timeframe they will likely find themselves owing more thanrepparttar 138898 bike is worth. Statistics show thatrepparttar 138899 average owner trades in every 18-24 months.

Simple interest onrepparttar 138900 other hand, is much more favorable for buyers since interest accrues onrepparttar 138901 balance ofrepparttar 138902 loan. However, buyers that extend their loans for greater than 48 months can still find themselves up side down with simple interest. This is especially true if a down payment is not made. The reason this occurs is thatrepparttar 138903 motorcycle depreciates faster thanrepparttar 138904 principal is paid; leavingrepparttar 138905 balance owed torepparttar 138906 lender to be more thanrepparttar 138907 bike can be sold for.

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