11-10-2009, 11:27 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sammamish Washington
Total Cats: 0
Picked up a miata this august. FIRST CAR! so much better than driving my parents suv. Being only 17 had to learn how to drive a stick, which is alot more fun than i thought!
96 with 65k miles
bone stock except wheels, which the PO had 16" chrome, but i replaced them with bronze slips
Hard dog ace (oddly enough my parents told me i just "had" to get a bar for safety, i was fine with that)
Slowly stripping weight, so far removed trunk carpet, spare, jack, and sound deadening on the parcel shelf
more weight stripping
koni sports with stock springs and new bumps (hopefully before end of winter)
TSI (need new turn signals anyway)
more distant future would be a turbo (specifically fm base voodoo kit)
the parents. My mom wouldn't no how use a wrench to save her life, and my dad just doesn't do cars. sure he can build a house, but he refuses to even change a tire. They are super paranoid that i'm going to ruin the car and take it apart and not put it back together. It makes doing my own maintenance a little more difficult considering i have 0 tools and have to beg borrow and steal(ok more like buy) to get the job done. Luckily i have an uncle who loves cars as much as me. Hopefully i will get to the track with him soon (i only wish i could keep up with his tt r32 which puts down 4xx hp at the wheels.)
Love the car, loads of fun. All my friends are jealous of the rwd. they call it a girl car, but for some reason they always want to go for a spin.
Learning stick was surprisingly easy, currently trying "master" heel toe down shifts, I'd like to think thats going pretty well.
First accident (of course another statistic)
put it simply. cold tires+rain+crazy parking lot+ speeding high school driver+blind spot=accident
nothing major (well $1000) didn't bother to fix it, all it did make the bumper a little crooked, mess up the panel gaps and break just half of a parking light.
I'm 17 and my life pretty much revolves around cars chicks and grades. Senior this year, woot! hoping to get into Purdue for Mechanical engineering. I spend 90% of my time reading about cars. I have way to many car magazines. i just don't have the heart to throw them away lol. Looking to get some hands on experience as well as some go fast time.
Will be getting some pics up later