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Old 02-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #31
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Get a hard top for it and drive it?
+1

It's like the Volkswagen Beetle of sports cars. A million of 'em.

It's not like it's worth anything.

Drive it. Enjoy it.

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Old 02-02-2012, 10:50 PM   #32
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I drove an 06 cross country.
Most uncomfortable car I have ever driven.
I drove my '94 to New Jersey once, to visit my sister. It wasn't bad at all, even with the full racing suspension... until I got into Jersey. Then the roads beat the hell out of me. I had to replace two of the Koenig Heliums when I got back. One pothole literally launched the right side of the car into the air. #&%@ing Jersey...

Another time, I drove it to "l'il Talladega" to teach at one of Phil Wicks' schools. Normally, I would have sat the race bucket on the passenger side, then switched seats once I got to the track. But my girlfriend at the time went along, so I drove in the race bucket the whole way. Big mistake. I couldn't move my legs at all, no stretching, nothing. That was a miserable trip.

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what's the skinny on the hard tops? don't think I would want the power folding hard top because too many things to go wrong, but live in oregon so the liftoff hard top looks like it would be useful.
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Get a hard top for it and drive it?
As fun as they are as convertibles, the best option for the car is the hardtop. Makes all the difference in the world. Transforms it from a toy into a car.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:52 AM   #33
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Oh I know that it is just my attitude that is keeping me from enjoying the Miata. It's the one really nice thing that I have and I want to keep it that way. I'll freely admit that it sucks thinking that.

Don't have that problem with my bikes, K1200lt has 72k on it and I ride the hell out of it, 3k trip on the Ninja? When are we leaving??

Other cars don't seem to make me want to do that either...have a toyota with 350k on it. That one is just a car and I don't care.

Hard tops solo are very very rare....however I might end up buying another miata that has one, put it on mine, and then sell the donor.

Something to think about.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:07 AM   #34
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What color is it and how much do you want.
if you really want to by one and would consider a fly & drive PM me.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:34 AM   #35
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+1

It's like the Volkswagen Beetle of sports cars. A million of 'em.

It's not like it's worth anything.

Drive it. Enjoy it.

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Old 02-03-2012, 04:35 AM   #36
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if you really want to by one and would consider a fly & drive PM me.
I'd only buy site unseen from someone who anally cares for his vehicles. A former service tech. Someone like that.














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Old 02-03-2012, 04:59 AM   #37
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Had an '02.

Of all the rides that have passed through the shed, it offered, by far, the
purest, unadulterated driving experience with the highest grin factor.

If you're not an outright power whore ( they're the ones who label the Miata a " Chick Car " )
it should prove profoundly satisfying.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:21 AM   #38
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Miata's are lame.




Mustang's too

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Old 02-03-2012, 05:40 AM   #39
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My F-I-L has a first generation - a special edition in BRG with tan leather (4000 made, I think ).

We borrowed it a couple summers ago for a day road trip and had fun, and my wife used it as her daily driver for a couple months after I came here this year, so that I could use our car. She said it wasn't a great commuter as it is so low, but she does love driving it (the girl loves manual transmission, what can I say ).

F-I-L is just coming out of his post-op chemo after cancer, and is now a little more optimistic about life - he's talking about getting the car resprayed (UT sun isn't kind to cars...) and it becoming his motorcycle again (he's not sure if/when he'll get the strength back to ride at 69 post-cancer).
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:09 AM   #40
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I'd only buy site unseen from someone who anally cares for his vehicles. A former service tech. Someone like that.



Like Bueller, for example?

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Old 02-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #41
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Like Bueller, for example?

My biggest problem is I can never find someone like me wanting to sell their vehicle. I always wind up buying it and doing all the work to make it right. Then when I sell it I take it in the shorts and someone gets a great vehicle

I haven't done very much to my Miata. Just wheels, tires, alignment, timing belt, accessory drive belts, plugs, wires, all filters, brakes, driveline fluids, cam cover gasket, cooling system flush, professional full buff & detail, and a few other odds & ends I'm sure I'm forgetting it's going to be a great car for the next owner.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:46 AM   #42
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My biggest problem is I can never find someone like me wanting to sell their vehicle. I always wind up buying it and doing all the work to make it right. Then when I sell it I take it in the shorts and someone gets a great vehicle

I haven't done very much to my Miata. Just wheels, tires, alignment, timing belt, accessory drive belts, plugs, wires, all filters, brakes, driveline fluids, cam cover gasket, cooling system flush, professional full buff & detail, and a few other odds & ends I'm sure I'm forgetting it's going to be a great car for the next owner.
Someone is going to bag a good car.

I loved that Harley with the side car you had too. I'd have been tempted if I wasn't 7000 miles away
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #43
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Great fun, very nice build quality... I only had my 96 M edition for 6 months before moving to Colorado and moving to an Audi... I don't know why they are called chick cars or cars gay men would drive, because I only see men driving them as though they are auto crossing to work... b/c they are small? If anything it take a great amount of big balls to drive a tiny car this day and age of massive SUVs and Trucks...

I've only driven 1st and 2nd gens... would like to try out a current hard top 6 speed, shame it only has 167hpi could see that newer heavier car doing just fine with 200-220...

My 96 in 1999... :

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Old 02-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #44
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How comes, this hasn't been mentioned yet?!






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Old 02-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #45
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Cool cars, we thought about getting one but my wife talked me into a Jeep Wrangler instead.
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