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Old 02-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #106
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #107
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+1!!

Joining this thread late, but I just picked up a '90 for $1500 back at Christmas. Mine has 176k miles, I'm the third owner, and it's in nearly perfect condition. Everything works, no leaks or drips and get 31~34mpg in all non-interstate driving. What a hoot!

Makes all the right noises for me, and the same kinda fun as my old Triumph GT6 I had back in college in 1984. I'm 5-10, 230lbs and bad knees. To get in with the top up, I have to sit on the seat, facing out, and swing/fold my legs in. Once you know the drill, it's a breeze, and once in, it's very comfy for me.

I bought it as a back-up for me and for my son who was injured in a bike crash when an oncoming driver turned left in front of him. But, I'm having such a ball driving it, I'm using it more and more as my daily driver.

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #108
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Good for you!
I daily drove mine for 2 years and almost 50,000 miles.
It eventually got too tight inside when my daughter started playing basketball so the Miata only comes out on fun days now.
Had a great drive up and down Mt. Palomar with it this X-mas.
I just picked a Cobra-style double hoop roll bar and had it powdercoated a nice Blue. Looking forward to installing it.

Worse was we had an old SLP Firebird Firehawk traded in this week for cheap and I almost bought it for the 350/6-speed combo
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:11 AM   #109
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got a 97 a couple of weeks ago and love it, but the trunk size is limiting and so I am considering a couple cans of the foam instead of my undersize spare. talk me out of it?
I travelled all over the country in my M1 Miata.

There is room on the package shelf for a couple of duffle bags.

On a couple of occasions, I stowed small bags on the floor right in front of the seats.

If packed correctly, the trunk can hold a good amount of luggage.

No, it's not big, but 2-up travelling for a week or more is possible.

I kept my spare tire.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #110
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got a 97 a couple of weeks ago and love it, but the trunk size is limiting and so I am considering a couple cans of the foam instead of my undersize spare. talk me out of it?
Answering on a 5-months old post ...
Here on the German forum there's a story of such a can carried where the spare used to be. In summer the can exploded and blew both the lid and the bottom of the trunk away. It might have been the combination of the sun above, the silencer below and the lower air pressure at 2,300m (7,500ft) altitude - but still ...
I you carry the can, keep it cool.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #111
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Just got a 94... with 78k miles. Not rip roaring fast, but it sure is fun!
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #112
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Just got a 94... with 78k miles. Not rip roaring fast, but it sure is fun!
Wow, low mileage. Congrats! Now, pics
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #113
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I bought my '91 with 78K miles as well...back in....2005? I've had it a while.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:47 PM   #114
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Just got a 94... with 78k miles. Not rip roaring fast, but it sure is fun!
Be sure to go hang out at miata.net, its the ADV of miatas.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #115
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Be sure to go hang out at miata.net, its the ADV of miatas.

Minus the Jo Momma forum and Toxic XYZ threads
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #116
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If you want silly and stupid, visit the clubroadster forums. Granted, miata.net is full of a bunch of bacon-loving old farts, so some of you will fit in there.

I'll add mine here: bought a '92 special edition off a friend for $1000 back in November. 193k, but mechanically perfect. Since then, I've lowered it on K-Sport coilovers, swapped in the Torsen rear diff, put on a hard top, removed the soft top, swapped in a black interior, and installed a 3" catback stainless steel exhaust with resonator delete (sounds amazing).

I've got a 1.8 on a stand, with full-built internals and a supercharger. Unfortunately it's not going in until I do the big brake swap, and get it on lighter wheels with new rubber. Also trying to decide between roll bar or full cage, and what I want to do as far as seats and harnesses (and if I'm even keeping the interior). In the meantime I'm doing a full audio overhaul. Bought some nice speakers and a new headunit (already have an amp and subs).

The Miata is my drug while I'm still bike-less.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:11 AM   #117
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If you want silly and stupid, visit the clubroadster forums. Granted, miata.net is full of a bunch of bacon-loving old farts, so some of you will fit in there.
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I just turned 50 and I much prefer ClubRoadster, it's far more entertaining.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #118
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My 2006 with 45k.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #119
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So is a used Miata with relatively low mileage and not too abused a pretty reliable i.e. low maintenance car?
I'm thinking about one for my daughter as a graduation present from culinary school to replace her 2004 Caviler.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #120
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So is a used Miata with relatively low mileage and not too abused a pretty reliable i.e. low maintenance car?
I'm thinking about one for my daughter as a graduation present from culinary school to replace her 2004 Caviler.

Yes. They are some of the most reliable sports cars you can buy, from every generation and body style. THere are few little gotchas here and there, but not even worth mentioning yet. If you have a car in mind, post up the year and trim and we can tell you about any potential problems.
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