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    Thread: What would tcl do? NSX vs turbo prht miata?

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      08-10-2012 12:04 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by b1m2x3 View Post

      I think I can afford it, but I'm not really sure. I'm 25, I have 0 debt and 0 commitments. I have 100k sitting in my bank account, and I make a little bit into 6 figures each year. The last car I bought was 600$. This will be the biggest purchase I've ever made, either way. It's either 1 big purchase for the nsx vs a bunch of little purchases/fun building the miata.
      I'm glad I read the whole thread before voting. I was under the same assumption Obin was, and about to click Miata. Because of your financial situation, I vote NSX. My primary concern with the NSX would be that it is your only car, but not everyone is as car-dependent as me (public trans is non-existent for me).

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      08-10-2012 12:07 PM #52
      A number of people on NSXPrime daily drive their NSX and love it.

      Honestly, one of my favorite things is running errands in it.

      Also, you're 25, imagine driving an NSX at 25!

      YOLO?

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      08-10-2012 12:20 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by tedg04 View Post
      I'm glad I read the whole thread before voting. I was under the same assumption Obin was, and about to click Miata. Because of your financial situation, I vote NSX. My primary concern with the NSX would be that it is your only car, but not everyone is as car-dependent as me (public trans is non-existent for me).
      Dod you read this part?

      cons:
      I would feel like i have to baby it, and treat it like a show car.
      270hp/3k lb
      would worry about scratches, parking, putting miles on it
      If you can't afford to park a car or "put miles on it" then you can't afford that car... especially if this is your ONLY [/B]car. I vote NSX but I've met plenty of 6-figure cheapskates as well... so I really vote he can't afford the hidden costs of exotic car ownership.

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      08-10-2012 12:28 PM #54
      This is a no-brainer. Go with the NSX
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      08-10-2012 12:29 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      Everytime you make a post about your NSX, I would waste the next 50minutes searching for a mint NSX nearby ..
      and you aren't the only one this happens too...
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      08-10-2012 12:38 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      I'll agree with you there. Weather is often an exception... but not for someone who will only own one car.
      The NSX the OP posted has a Minnesota plate. He doesn't have his location listed in his profile, but I hope to God he's not local. Driving a NSX around here in the winter would be a travesty.

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      08-10-2012 12:48 PM #57
      I'd personally get the Miata..










      ..is what I'd say if I were brain damaged.

      If I lived in a Winter state I would move purely due to the fact that I owned a NSX. No excuses.
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      08-10-2012 01:16 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      So why are you afraid to "put miles on it?"

      obin
      Err.. Because some of us like to 'preserve' our 'precious' ?
      I loved my 20AE GTI when I bought it when I first got it. I did not drive it to downtown for work because my old car gets hit and run / bumper scrapes every other day. Does that mean I can't afford to drive my GTI to work? Give a rest with your superiority complex. Your typical Porsche-elitist attitude is starting to reek around here. Didn't you just buy a Hyundai over a Cayenne?

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      08-10-2012 01:17 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by stevegolf View Post
      I vote NSX and I have a turbo miata.
      wait. you have a turbo miata?

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      08-10-2012 01:24 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      Everytime you make a post about your NSX, I would waste the next 50minutes searching for a mint NSX nearby ..
      like this one?

      http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...nal&listType=1






    11. 08-10-2012 01:29 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by sergov View Post
      so much girls wanting a miata around here
      Exactly, though.

      I take my Miata to an owners meet and it's me and 37 hot girls. Miata is small so zero overweight girls, too. It's pretty much like being The Bachelor except you're not on TV.

      Something for you insecure homophobes to fantasize about.

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      08-10-2012 01:44 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      Err.. Because some of us like to 'preserve' our 'precious' ?
      So how do you "preserve" a car if it's your only set of wheels?

      Quote Originally Posted by b1m2x3 View Post
      This guy gets the dilemma. This car would be used for roadtrips around the US and Canada. This will be the car I use to get out there and explore... it will be my only car.
      Seriously. I'd like to know how you 'preserve' your car if it's your only transportation? Do you buy cars and then bum rides off of other people? Own an exotic car and take the bus everywhere else?

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    13. 08-10-2012 01:45 PM #63
      Your compromise car between these 2 choices would be an S2000.

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      08-10-2012 01:46 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      Err.. Because some of us like to 'preserve' our 'precious' ?
      I loved my 20AE GTI when I bought it when I first got it. I did not drive it to downtown for work because my old car gets hit and run / bumper scrapes every other day. Does that mean I can't afford to drive my GTI to work? Give a rest with your superiority complex. Your typical Porsche-elitist attitude is starting to reek around here. Didn't you just buy a Hyundai over a Cayenne?
      That isn't what Obin is saying at all.

      There is a difference between making a car a garage queen by never driving it anywhere versus not wanting it to get bumper-raped in the city.

      Reading comprehension > you

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      08-10-2012 01:51 PM #65
      I'm not 100% up to speed on NSXs, but its an aluminum body right? Doesn't that tend to get pricey to fix? I mean, if you needed to fix a fender, what kind of costs are we talking about? Are replacement body panels expensive, or even available?

      Isn't the engine fairly common? I thought it was loosely related to the Accord. Would maintence costs be low?

      How bad does insurance hit you for an NSX?

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      08-10-2012 01:59 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      I'm not 100% up to speed on NSXs, but its an aluminum body right? Doesn't that tend to get pricey to fix? I mean, if you needed to fix a fender, what kind of costs are we talking about? Are replacement body panels expensive, or even available?

      Isn't the engine fairly common? I thought it was loosely related to the Accord. Would maintence costs be low?

      How bad does insurance hit you for an NSX?
      I'm not an expert, but I'll give this a shot... There's a ton (literally?) of aluminum in the body, the suspension and the engine. It's all but an aluminum car if I remember correctly. Also those control arms are forged aluminum, not just cast pieces. It's a really, really sweet car.

      I called it semi-exotic in my previous post. Personally, I think the only reason it's not a true exotic is because of it's lower admission price when new and the fact it's both reliable and has great ergonomics, unlike exotics of the era.
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      08-10-2012 02:00 PM #67
      lol @ getting a miata when you could get an nsx.

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      08-10-2012 02:18 PM #68
      Definitely the NSX, for these reasons:

      - It's an NSX (iconic MR supercar, looks wild, great performance, feels special)
      - NSX will hold it's value much much better, even with heavy mileage increases
      - NSX is a stock car. A stock NA1 is probably more reliable, even at that age, than an aftermarket boosted NC Miata


      NSX might also have cheaper insurance. For some reason every time I've had one quoted, it's been really cheap for what it is. My 1998 240sx was more expensive to insure than a 91 NSX would have been.
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      Top gear recommended it, so I bought it.

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      08-10-2012 02:55 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by b1m2x3 View Post
      Alright, the time has come for me to purchase a car.

      option A:
      [IMG]http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/ekhonda87/323115_454394591244939_801753236_o.jpg[IMG]

      1992 nsx, 65k miles, mint.

      Pros:
      looks sexy as hell
      sounds sexy as hell
      never see them anywhere
      future classic?

      cons:
      I would feel like i have to baby it, and treat it like a show car.
      270hp/3k lb
      would worry about scratches, parking, putting miles on it

      vs:
      [IMG]http://ggroadster.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/mx51.jpg[IMG]
      2006 miata prht
      would purchase, install a begi s3 turbo, tune, coilovers, sways, exhaust, wide 6ul's

      pros:
      convertible
      hardtop
      would feel like i could abuse it and have fun with it and tinker
      ~260hp at 2450lb gokart

      cons:
      not an nsx
      doesnt sound sexy
      is not remotely rare



      I'm torn between them. What would you do?

      Some food for thought. The NSX with the basic Intake, Headers, Catback, Test Pipes installed and mild weight reduction (fixed bucket seats, gutted trunk, spare tire removal) puts the early NA1's into the high 12 second territory. Thats respectable enough for me. 91-93 had no power steering and were all hard top's until I believe 95 so with those weight reduction mods you're looking at a curb weight of about 2800~ @ 270whp. Now, if you still feel like arguing about getting a Miata over an NSX for dumb reasons....


      Prepare for your head, and your pants to explode.





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      (ie....red light challenges, running over the hood of police cars etc.) Yes we watch youtube also....
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      08-10-2012 02:57 PM #70
      Btw, for whatever its worth in my opinion the only car I'd consider when contemplating an NSX is a 993 911.


      For your entertainment.




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      08-10-2012 03:02 PM #71
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      08-10-2012 03:06 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by nismo4life View Post

      one of my favorites.
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

    23. 08-10-2012 03:31 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post

      How bad does insurance hit you for an NSX?
      Maintenance is low - high 20's/low 30's nsx's have usually had their timing belt/water pump changed properly.

      Insurance is only a little more than the miata. ~220 a month.

    24. 08-10-2012 03:36 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by nismo4life View Post
      Some food for thought. The NSX with the basic Intake, Headers, Catback, Test Pipes installed and mild weight reduction (fixed bucket seats, gutted trunk, spare tire removal) puts the early NA1's into the high 12 second territory. Thats respectable enough for me. 91-93 had no power steering and were all hard top's until I believe 95 so with those weight reduction mods you're looking at a curb weight of about 2800~ @ 270whp. Now, if you still feel like arguing about getting a Miata over an NSX for dumb reasons....


      Prepare for your head, and your pants to explode.





      this one wins:




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