I'm coming out as a Miata owner. I joined the cult on Saturday...after I said I would never own one.
I STAND CORRECTED
What a raw car. I was convinced I needed a Boxster to have a more "pure" motoring experience. I'm wrong. Terribly wrong. I'm sorry Miata Gods.
I traded for a '90 in Classic Red, manual, 130K, newer top, COLD AC, stack of service records from the last several years totaling over $20K. Yes, I said over $20K. This car was ridiculously maintained by a fanatical owner. New Koni's installed a month ago. The bad: Hail damage on hood and trunk from a recent storm in our region. Bumper needs a buff, and one headlight door. He traded after a body shop quoted him $7700 to fix the hood/trunk and to repaint the car...
He traded it for a '99 Miata I had at my dealership.
I paid $500.00...and yes, I'm keeping this one!