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Old 01-31-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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Don't have an MX5 yet but I'm planning to get one within a year or so and figured I'd join up. You won't get any "omg which turb0z is t3h f4st3rs!?11!eleventy!" from me I learned about how that goes on other forums

I currently have an 05 WRX (pix below) and have always wanted an MX5 for some reason. After driving one in FL at a Mazda Zoom-Zoom Live event I knew I would get one as my next car. I'm thinking maybe 94-97 but still have to research some more. My roommate in FL had an 04 (I believe) MSM and that thing was a hoot!

Former roommates MSM

Hoping to learn a lot here and hopefully when I finally get one I can check for any local meets.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard Sam.

From your post I deduct you still have a lot to read before you can decide your best option.

BTW; nice WRX
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:41 AM   #3
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Thanks I do still have a lot of reading to do before I decide which is why I joined way before I purchase . After seeing some pix on here I'm kind of leaning towards maybe a 2000 but who knows. The main reason I was looking at 94-97 was because the 1.8 and I figured it would be lighter than the newer models since we know how that goes in modern cars

Also my the MX5 would become my main DD and I am probably going to focus on suspension (I saw that Flyin Miata suspension kit for about $1100 that looks like a steal) I've been searching on maybe a few mods for performance but nothing crazy. It doesn't need big power to be fun
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:03 AM   #4
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Sam, if you are obd2 where you are, and I'm sure you are, you should think about getting a 95 or earlier. I have a 90, I'm in NY (obd2), and the inspection garages don't even open the hood. You can't run standalone engine management and preserve obd2/cel, especially when the inspection station needs to hook up and report back to the state.
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