BMW and Mercedes have one convenient feature that some people hate, other likes.An automatic moving side mirror, on the passenger side, that moves downward during backup, to see the curb. I decided that with some modification it would be a very useful feature in my car as well. Continue reading
There are thousands of car phone mounts on the market. They usually have a clip to mount on the air vent or suction cup to mount on the wind shield or dash. MX-5 2016 has no flat surfaces on the interior. Space is very limited, which makes it hard to find a good location for the phone mount. Continue reading
MX-5 2016 does not make any sounds when warnings lights come out, as other cars do.
I have to commute everyday 70 miles roundtrip. Not paying attention to the fuel gauge at the beginning of my commute, the yellow warning light sometimes sneaks up on me; at times while on the freeway … This is especially annoying during busy “stop and go” traffic, on the way back home. Continue reading
MX-5 2016 has very little space to store things. There is a cubby compartment between the seats, which is tall enough to be divided by a shelf. I found inside the cubby small ledges on each side and 3 slots on the back wall, which can be used for mounting a shelf. Measuring inside that space is not easy; I did some preliminary measurements and cut out from cardboard a shape of this shelf. After a few iterations of cutting and fitting, I made a pretty accurate model in Solidworks and produced a DXF file for laser cut. Continue reading