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Old 03-04-2014, 12:27 PM   #41
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Me, not so much LOL.
I'm sure she disagrees! Or maybe the Miata helps her look past it.

I would have a divorce situation on my hands if I was married during my obsession.

If she does say yes to rebuilding it Turbo, as Hornet says, give give give!
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The best girlfriend I've ever had, coincidentally was completely okay with me spending hours in the garage working on dirt bikes and cars. She used to bring me snacks and beer and then let me be. The last 2 are more questionable... women..
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:53 PM   #43
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Lol... Wife is on board with plan A pending good result from insurance.

Cautiously optimistic. Want tomorrow to come now. Want this resolved, want to buy another Miata and start the building.

Starting to get excited again.

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LOL, oh man the peaks and valleys of being a car enthusiast.

Glad to see your keeping things positive. Do you know what kind of car you are looking for when the time comes? If your going MSM, my vote is lava orange.
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LOL, oh man the peaks and valleys of being a car enthusiast.
Right? We are so messed up in the membrane. Who in their right mind gets happiness derived from what we do?

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If your going MSM, my vote is lava orange.




I think lava orange is so damn ugly. Reeks ricer boy to me.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:14 PM   #46
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Hey! What's wrong with orange?
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Hey! What's wrong with orange?
No offense intended, just my opinion!

I have never liked orange for paint with 2 exceptions. Lamborghini and Porsche GT3rs orange.
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OK maybe include Aston Martin Orange too.
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haha... I do like Lava Orange, but if I go MSM I'll be going Ti Gray again most likely. I just love that (non) color on the MSM.

I'm going to be pretty open though. I figure insurance will be cheaper on a non-MSM. However, if I buy an MSM then I'll have turbo bits to sell when I install my stuff. But I'd be paying more for it up front....

It's really just going to depend on what I find. I'll be looking for a clean NB. My #1 choice if not MSM would be a sport so I can get the tupperware and have an extra 6-speed and try out the 3.9 torsen. An SE would be second choice for obvious reasons. But even a base would be fine because I already have my good hardware.
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There was a high mileage MSM just like you want with 150K miles for 6 grand a few months ago. Gray, same year, etc. Here in Sac

S0mething like that would be absolutely perfect for you.

I'm sure another will pop up . You'll have to wait it out though.
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Agreed. Don't move till the right one comes up. I literally scoured every single city on the west coast on craigslist, every Miata website, and ebay looking for a gem in the rough.

I'm just glad mine had zero rust.
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Well, that would totally work Vlad. Yup I'll just keep an eye out.

Just found out ten minutes ago that my job is going to give me a demo vehicle to drive, and I'm getting a significant raise/pay plan improvement, so I will make sure to hold out for the best I can find
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Well, that would totally work Vlad. Yup I'll just keep an eye out.

Just found out ten minutes ago that my job is going to give me a demo vehicle to drive, and I'm getting a significant raise/pay plan improvement, so I will make sure to hold out for the best I can find
Hell yeah! Good work man!
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Thanks. I'm pretty stoked. Just gotta get down and sell some cars now
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So what's the demo vehicle???
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Lol... I might be able to get an NC miata at some point in the future, but for now they're putting me in a little 2013 Mazda 3 sedan. it'll get great mileage and they're not paying for gas, so it works for me.

The big bonus of it is that I can now sell my old Maxima. That'll put some cash in my pocket for if I have to come up with some funds to buy back the Miata.
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Well, congrats on the good news at least!
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Hey, for a free vehicle you could do a lot worse. That's a nice bit of news for you right about now.
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Indeed. Thanks again guyths.

In for updates tomorrow.

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lol @ tags multiplying after i mentioned them. keep 'em coming!
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Insurance update. Not great news.

They want to give me $10,300 ish for the car. That's account for the hardtop (which is like a $250 add according to them... lame). They won't account for any of the other mods. They said I should have insured the mods with them.

I owe $12k, so that puts me $1700 in arrears. I also have to pay the $500 deductible. They estimate it'll be about 20% buyback, so another $2k to buy it back.... I'm going to have to come up with a chunk of change here.

Please feel free, anyone, to pitch in with more ideas about how to argue with them. I tried discussing with the adjuster, who simply pulled up a car for sale in Eugene ('04 MSM with 56k miles listed for $9900) saying mine is worth about the same as that one. Ugh.

Anyone want to buy a '99 Nissan Maxima?
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