Hi Guys! I am new to the site. I just found this site last week and have been reading the forums here and as well as another roadster site.
I am from Bay Area California. I currently own a 2008 350Z. I am looking to make a track car which can be a daily drive and found that Miata is perfect as the parts are cheap and its tons of fun to drive one.
I think I've learned that NA is the route to go. Specifically the year 1994 and 1995 since the engine is 1.8L and they are both ODB1. Anything past 95 is ODBII which I've learned is not good.
I also do like the 1999 and 2000 but I'm not sure if those years will be good for me since I would be either doing Turbo to the miata or drop in LS1 (depending on the funds)
So any advise on that would be good since right now i've read that the best years are 94 and 95 because of 1.8L and obd1. So that means if i put a turbo in it then smog may not be passable.
Please let me know if I am correct in my thinking or any year is good? I have read that any year miata is good as well, but if i put a turbo or make it a track car which will ALSO be a Daily Driver, will it pass smog and be legal?
I have found a 1995 miata soft top with 85k miles for $5800. I am not sure if I should jump on that or not since the price seems to be high.
Please be easy on me now!