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      06-02-2017 05:42 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      Nice! Any reason you didn't drive the Fiat 124 Spider?
      Same question since you were at the Fiat dealer...

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      What happened to the Boxster?

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      06-02-2017 06:33 PM #28
      In for the inevitable pics of it getting a $4k prep/detailing/protection job.

      Seriously though, nice choice.
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      06-02-2017 06:35 PM #29
      2nd hot wife TCL new car thread in one day.


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    5. 06-02-2017 06:46 PM #30
      Alright alright alright, I need to see that miata stuck in some mud. hahah

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      06-02-2017 07:03 PM #31
      any reason why you chose the soft top versus hardtop?

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      06-02-2017 07:12 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by badsmell View Post
      any reason why you chose the soft top versus hardtop?
      The HT just recently came out. So I'm guessing dealers won't be willing to deal as much.

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      06-02-2017 07:13 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post
      Body roll. Discussed ad-naseum for the NDs, I've heard all the justifications for its existance, dont care. It lists like a spanish galleon in rough seas
      NOOOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!!

      Nice get. And I really like that color.
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      06-02-2017 07:37 PM #34
      In before it gets wrapped blue, gets speed yellow powdercoated Brembo upgrade, and black 17" 6ULs.


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      06-02-2017 07:43 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Bozzimus View Post
      NOOOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!!
      Thank you for properly extending the 'OOO's in "nobody".


      Nice pickup. Take that however you'd like, slowhatch.
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      06-02-2017 08:44 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post

      Soul red looks surprisingly close to Stryker Red


      Truly stunning image! It makes both cars look even better than they already do. Not sure what the deal was with terms like "terrible resale" and "financial reality" when OP owns a 750i and Viper and trades in a '16 GT. Nevertheless, grade trade down (or up, if you ask me). If I wasn't 6"3 the Miata would be my third car too.

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      06-02-2017 09:25 PM #37
      congrats on the new car! I had an opportunity to drive the new miata about a year ago, and liked it quite a bit, if a bit under powered. I've had a "thing" for the new mustang, and am curious what you didn't like about it, other than boredom that made you trade it in so quickly.

      Thanks,
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      06-02-2017 09:29 PM #38
      I could have sworn I just read your buying a Mustang thread....the GT lasted what, about a year?


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      06-02-2017 09:33 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Duvel View Post
      Truly stunning image! It makes both cars look even better than they already do. Not sure what the deal was with terms like "terrible resale" and "financial reality" when OP owns a 750i and Viper and trades in a '16 GT. Nevertheless, grade trade down (or up, if you ask me). If I wasn't 6"3 the Miata would be my third car too.
      Somebody ought to tell the owner of the red gen v that it needs a detail.

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      06-02-2017 09:36 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by mittencuh View Post
      This is awesome. I'm glad you didn't go with the Abarth, I think it would have quickly grown old. Are there any other ND owners on here?


      Welcome to the club OP.
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      06-02-2017 09:48 PM #41
      I'm surprised you didn't consider a 6MT Boxster/Cayman...any reason why not?

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      06-02-2017 09:50 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by cseaman View Post
      I'm surprised you didn't consider a 6MT Boxster/Cayman...any reason why not?
      The vagina has a weird way of steering a man's decisions.

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      06-03-2017 06:53 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      Nice! Any reason you didn't drive the Fiat 124 Spider?
      Probably because it's ugly
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    20. 06-03-2017 08:11 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by badsmell View Post
      any reason why you chose the soft top versus hardtop?
      You mean the Miata RF?

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      06-03-2017 08:20 AM #46
      The 2016 Mustang GT Premium got no love I guess.

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      06-03-2017 08:21 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by BlakeV View Post
      The 2016 Mustang GT Premium got no love I guess.
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      06-03-2017 08:54 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post
      • Body roll. Discussed ad-naseum for the NDs, I've heard all the justifications for its existance, dont care. It lists like a spanish galleon in rough seas. I've learned to lean on it and trust the grip (its there), but I will be doing suspension soon.
      Apparently all that body roll that was fixed in the RF.
      iain

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      06-03-2017 12:45 PM #49
      Awesome post. Could you please elaborate on your Mustang GTPP experience? I am somewhat on the fence to get one in the spring. Your comment something that just looks and sounds good is my fear (my former cars include a big turbo 94 Miata and current DD is a FiST). Also, did you consider the BRZ/FRS?

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      06-03-2017 03:04 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Apparently all that body roll that was fixed in the RF.
      Nah, they reworked the suspension, but roly-poly nature has been a miata staple since the NA days. It's pretty integral to the car's character. It's also always been my least favorite part of the experience, but it's relatively easily remedied by the aftermarket.

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