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    View Poll Results: nsx or miata?

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    • 1992 black nsx

      101 88.60%
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    Thread: What would tcl do? NSX vs turbo prht miata?

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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.
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    3. 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.

    4. 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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      08-10-2012 10:10 PM #75
      worst thread ever

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      08-11-2012 03:55 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      Dod you read this part?
      I did. I think you and I are on the same page. Would I buy one as my only vehicle? Hell no. I live in the land of snow and ice, and rely on personal transportation. However, there are some people who have a car just for pleasure driving and commute by foot, public transpo, or otherwise. I can't wrap my heas around it, because I would hate it, but for someone like that I could see a NSX as the only vehicle. My honest suggestion - get the NSX and a $5-8k commuter. That way you're not bound to the NSX if you need to get something yourself, but you're still not spending everything.

      Oh, and I agree the compromise vehicle between the two is a S2000. I'd still buy the NSX.

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      08-11-2012 06:02 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by tedg04 View Post
      My honest suggestion - get the NSX and a $5-8k commuter. That way you're not bound to the NSX if you need to get something yourself, but you're still not spending everything.
      Ditto. Same here. When I had my 944 in upstate NY I also had a B.T.S. Mitsubishi Mighty Max pickup truck I bought for $350. That is one of the reasons the 944 stayed looking so good for so long. NSX as only transportation and "afraid to put miles on it" raises a lot of red flags.

      obin
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    8. 09-08-2012 12:52 PM #78
      Well, decision was made:






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      09-08-2012 12:55 PM #79
      Awwwwww yeeeeeeee OP delivered! First time I've ever seen it happen on a TCL "what should I get" thread.

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      09-08-2012 12:56 PM #80
      Fantastic
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    11. 09-08-2012 01:00 PM #81
      Great choice OP.

      I am jelly.

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      09-08-2012 01:00 PM #82
      If you want something that looks good and turns heads, get the NSX

      If you want something to beat on and have fun in, get the miata
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      09-08-2012 01:06 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by SpecialFX View Post
      If you want something that looks good and turns heads, get the NSX

      If you want something to beat on and have fun in, get the miata
      Yeah, an NSX is no fun at all

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      09-08-2012 01:08 PM #84
      Awesome!

      New goal is to own an NSX before 30. I have 11 years to do so.
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      09-08-2012 01:09 PM #85
      holy f*****Ckkk... i'm jealous....



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      09-08-2012 01:19 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by b1m2x3 View Post
      Well, decision was made:





      BRAVO SIR, Ayrton approves!

      Details? Is it in snap ring range? Mods, etc?
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    17. 09-08-2012 01:26 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by nismo4life View Post
      BRAVO SIR, Ayrton approves!

      Details? Is it in snap ring range? Mods, etc?
      1992 black/black 5spd. In snap range, but 85k miles so it might be fine. Original clutch, so it might need everything done soon, anyways.

      tb/wp done ~8 months ago.

      koni yellows/H&R springs
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      clarion nx501 in dash
      image dynamics ctx65cs in doors

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      09-08-2012 01:28 PM #88
      Is this a joke?

      NSX all day

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      09-08-2012 01:53 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by b1m2x3 View Post
      1992 black/black 5spd. In snap range, but 85k miles so it might be fine. Original clutch, so it might need everything done soon, anyways.

      tb/wp done ~8 months ago.

      koni yellows/H&R springs
      pride v2 exhaust with stock cats
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      Very nice sir. I normally hate black, but Berlina is just beautiful on those. What do you think about the manual steering? It was strange because I had no idea when I test drove a '91, but its pretty manageable and personally I prefer it. Has a much more raw feel.

      Oh and what about that 2nd gear gearing . I did my first pull on a B road and looked down after ringing out 2nd and going into 3rd....90mph
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      09-08-2012 03:08 PM #90
      Welcome to the community!!! I personally and clearly without bias believe you made the right choice. Have you considered heading out to NSXPO this year?

    21. 09-08-2012 03:12 PM #91
      Excellent pick up! What a beautiful car. Enjoy!

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