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      10-07-2012 05:05 PM #946
      OK so here's one crappy pic to make MRVW00 happy. I call this photo "The Odd Couple".

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      10-07-2012 05:09 PM #947
      WOW.

      That cars gorgeous...nice Miata too...

      Seriously though, I'm jealous. I love that color and interior.
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      10-07-2012 05:13 PM #948
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Black one with Corvette wheels: Stupid, stupid, stupid. I can never understand why people will ruin the best aspect of a Miata, handling.
      It's Ok to own a car and concentrate on purely aesthetic features.
      Not everyone cares about the same things.



      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Or look for some Panasport/Watanabe reps. (Or the real things) I believe these ones are Konig Rewinds.
      Those are classicly styled, not necessarily light weight.

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      10-07-2012 05:57 PM #949
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      It's Ok to own a car and concentrate on purely aesthetic features.
      Not everyone cares about the same things.
      Except it looks terrible.
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      10-07-2012 06:50 PM #950
      Top down in October...in Seattle. Who woulda thunk?


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      10-07-2012 07:23 PM #951
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Top down in October...in Seattle. Who woulda thunk?

      Winter is top down season in Vegas..
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      10-07-2012 09:38 PM #952
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      WOW.

      That cars gorgeous...nice Miata too...

      Seriously though, I'm jealous. I love that color and interior.
      I still can't believe I own the thing. And yet there I was in 45 degree weather today driving it to do some shopping. All I needed were a pair of earmuffs and life was good
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      10-07-2012 10:23 PM #953
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Top down in October...in Seattle. Who woulda thunk?
      psshhh...it was 47 degrees hear today as a high...my wife was complaining her ears were cold.
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      10-11-2012 06:37 PM #954
      I've been DD-ing my Miata since my B5 was in for maintenance.

      I don't miss the fuel mileage of the Audi V6...the Miata avgs 33 MPG
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      10-12-2012 09:16 AM #955
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      the Miata avgs 33 MPG
      You must have highway/suburban/urban commute or you're not trying hard enough
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      What kind of ass backwards world do you live in where your Miata is broken and your Alfa is your reliable source of transportation?

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      10-12-2012 01:08 PM #956
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
      All I needed were a pair of earmuffs and life was good
      And a little Streisand blasting on the stereo

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      10-12-2012 03:52 PM #957
      Quote Originally Posted by Roadkilled78 View Post
      You must have highway/suburban/urban commute or you're not trying hard enough
      It was on a road trip where I cruised at 80+

      EPA rates it at 28 MPG
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      10-12-2012 05:09 PM #958
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      And a little Streisand blasting on the stereo
      The car has a cassette player. Do they even make cassettes any more (let alone Barbara Streisand cassettes)?
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      10-12-2012 08:05 PM #959
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      It was on a road trip where I cruised at 80+

      EPA rates it at 28 MPG
      Yours can hit 80!?!?

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      10-12-2012 10:12 PM #960
      It's supercharged....
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    16. 10-12-2012 11:25 PM #961
      Quote Originally Posted by gsprobe View Post
      Has anyone here purchased a new 2013? I think I might early next year. I love the "club" trim level for aprox $25,000, I also want to get one before they cram a turbo in it.

      ( I like them low maintenance )

      not that I want you to hold off, but I don't think you will see that too soon, I am "in the know" so to speak, the next version of the miata will be more the the first ones then the latest, it will be a bit smaller, a bunch lighter, have less amenity's, and not a turbo in sight, basic back to basics design, I wont rule out a turbo version (mazdaspeed maybe) , but I would expect a skyactive version well before a turbo.
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      10-14-2012 09:27 PM #962
      i finally got one a few months back and this is it today...
      upper deck dubs

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      10-14-2012 10:33 PM #963
      guess i'll whore my car out.




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      10-14-2012 11:05 PM #964
      Putting my car up for sale...
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      10-14-2012 11:07 PM #965
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      Putting my car up for sale...
      But why?
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      10-14-2012 11:52 PM #966
      my car.





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      10-15-2012 08:29 AM #967
      Quote Originally Posted by broner View Post
      guess i'll whore my car out.



      nice, you took the one thing miata owners rave about (suspension and handling), and threw it out of the door and are now left with all the other awesome features a miata has to offer....

      being called gay.

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      10-15-2012 08:55 AM #968
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      nice, you took the one thing miata owners rave about (suspension and handling), and threw it out of the door and are now left with all the other awesome features a miata has to offer....
      I was gonna say "quarter panel rust."
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      10-15-2012 04:22 PM #969
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      But why?
      Going from 4 cars to 2, and replacing the Miata with a German sports car
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      10-15-2012 06:16 PM #970
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      nice, you took the one thing miata owners rave about (suspension and handling), and threw it out of the door and are now left with all the other awesome features a miata has to offer....

      being called gay.
      Thanks for the quote.

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      10-15-2012 06:34 PM #971
      Quote Originally Posted by speed51133! View Post
      nice, you took the one thing miata owners rave about (suspension and handling), and threw it out of the door and are now left with all the other awesome features a miata has to offer....

      being called gay.
      +1

    27. 10-15-2012 08:11 PM #972
      drove a co worker out to get one tonight, saveing one from the stanced out life it was liveing, its wireing harness was so messed up from a botched "wire tuck" he got it for a steal, he's is a big mopar fan... and is planing a monster miata..... hemi style. should be a riot when its done!
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      10-15-2012 08:22 PM #973
      Quote Originally Posted by broner View Post
      guess i'll whore my car out.
      Do you even have a harness bar or are those mounted to the floor behind you?

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      10-15-2012 08:23 PM #974
      ok 'for serious' question to all you miata aficionados. My coworker is offering me her red 1991 miata in immaculate condition with only 57K miles on it. I plan on taking a drive over to her place next week to attest to the condition.

      Question: Assuming its accurately described. What is a fair price to pay for such a vehicle?

      Now i know KBB is about $2500. But we all really know when a highly sought out car with lo mileage and immaculate condition sometimes leaves the boundaries of reasonability and require upmarket value. To the right person of course.....

      your thoughts?

      btw, i just looked up ebay listings and people are definitely paying more....

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      10-15-2012 09:03 PM #975
      Quote Originally Posted by mozcar78 View Post
      ok 'for serious' question to all you miata aficionados. My coworker is offering me her red 1991 miata in immaculate condition with only 57K miles on it. I plan on taking a drive over to her place next week to attest to the condition.

      Question: Assuming its accurately described. What is a fair price to pay for such a vehicle?

      Now i know KBB is about $2500. But we all really know when a highly sought out car with lo mileage and immaculate condition sometimes leaves the boundaries of reasonability and require upmarket value. To the right person of course.....

      your thoughts?

      btw, i just looked up ebay listings and people are definitely paying more....
      For a 91, 5 speed, let's say in pretty good condition, with maintenance done (note, the t-belt and related items is recommended at 60k, so that's about $300 DIY, $7-800 at a shop) and a good condition soft top, with no rust, I'd say about $3.5k. Deduct money if more things are wrong, add money for a hardtop.
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      10-15-2012 11:48 PM #976
      Quote Originally Posted by mozcar78 View Post
      ok 'for serious' question to all you miata aficionados. My coworker is offering me her red 1991 miata in immaculate condition with only 57K miles on it.
      Don't ever refer to a car you are potentially buying as "immaculate". That only reinforces the seller's perception of their asking price.

      So, it's a 91, unless it's a BRG or the VIN is > than 209446, it may have the Short Nose Crank issue. As a buyer, it might not be a huge issue for your ownership, but it represents an excellent "oh, this VIN is under 209446; it's a Short Nose Crank car. Basically a ticking time bomb. Good luck selling it before it fails" type of negotiation.

      Other than that, get ready for anticipiontment when you find out it's an automatic

      Quote Originally Posted by mozcar78 View Post
      btw, i just looked up ebay listings and people are definitely paying more....
      My God man, haven't you followed any of the threads of people trying to buy Miatas in TCL? If she hasn't told you yet, she's looking for $5500+. Add $1000 if there's a HT.

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      10-16-2012 02:44 AM #977
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Do you even have a harness bar or are those mounted to the floor behind you?
      theres a brace.

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      10-16-2012 02:51 AM #978
      Quote Originally Posted by broner View Post
      theres a brace.
      The factory tower brace behind the seats? If so, that ain't gonna do $hit all.
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      10-16-2012 08:58 AM #979
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      The factory tower brace behind the seats? If so, that ain't gonna do $hit all.
      Oh, it'll do quite a bit, like bend and snap in a crash.
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      10-16-2012 01:28 PM #980
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      For a 91, 5 speed, let's say in pretty good condition, with maintenance done (note, the t-belt and related items is recommended at 60k, so that's about $300 DIY, $7-800 at a shop) and a good condition soft top, with no rust, I'd say about $3.5k. Deduct money if more things are wrong, add money for a hardtop.
      Good advice. Thanks.



      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      Don't ever refer to a car you are potentially buying as "immaculate". That only reinforces the seller's perception of their asking price.

      So, it's a 91, unless it's a BRG or the VIN is > than 209446, it may have the Short Nose Crank issue. As a buyer, it might not be a huge issue for your ownership, but it represents an excellent "oh, this VIN is under 209446; it's a Short Nose Crank car. Basically a ticking time bomb. Good luck selling it before it fails" type of negotiation.

      Other than that, get ready for anticipiontment when you find out it's an automatic



      My God man, haven't you followed any of the threads of people trying to buy Miatas in TCL? If she hasn't told you yet, she's looking for $5500+. Add $1000 if there's a HT.

      Thanks for the response. i agree with trying to call the car 'immaculate' without seeing it, but this was her words to me. Which led me to conclude that in her eyes she may want more than i am prepared to spend (<$3000). The car has been garaged all of its life. This lady is a very tidy type in her 50's, so i am expecting a very clean car. She barely drove the car to start and now she doesnt drive it at all but a couple times every month in the last five years. So if I am lucky, maybe i can get it at KBB cause I dont think she knows about the current value in the market.

      I'd be dissapointed if I hyped myself up for an automatic. But i have confirmed its a stick.

      The Short nose crank issue is something ill have to look into.

      Anything else to expect?

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