:EDIT: (I added pics a few posts down. Not direct links, but my PB account is linked. Click there)
But don't worry. I don't drive a big truck and I don't have dreams about being lifted on 33 inch tires. I've posted around on here a few times so far and I'm still at a low post count, so I figured, why not introduce myself while I'm still "young"...
I've been looking at a White 1990 Miata with quite a few things done to it. I talked to the owner about it while at work one day and decided to go for a test drive. I got hooked. I've always liked Miata's, but never found one I'd want to get. I love them... I'm just not in love with them.
This little bugger is good though. Besides some paint work which I can take care of, the car is in great condition. Interior carpet could be replaced, but only because its torn up, under the floor mats. Other than that, what you can see is not visibly worn. Which is nice, because the car has seen its share of track action as I understand. It has no power steering and the AC needs to be fixed, but that's okay. Its supercharged. It has the JRSC with a few other goodies (low boost @~4-5 psi for now). There is a nice chrome style bar, aftermarket head unit (which I'll promptly replace) and it has Koyo rad. Its lowered and comes with a spare wheel racing slick tire set which is really really light (easy to lift the tire and wheel with one arm). And lastly, there is a matching white hardtop.
I got kind of giggle happy when I drove it, but had to keep calm. The owner wasn't afraid to try to scare me a bit while taking me out to the boonies where I was then allowed to drive. I gotta say. Getting out of a lowered car like that is cumbersome.
I like the way it feels. Hopefully I can scrounge up the money for the thing. He only wants 5k, which doesn't seem that bad. I'm only worried about the SNC problem and the idea of daily driving with no PS. The AC isn't a big deal as of now since we're approaching winter. It's more of a second car for me. I currently have a Saturn and have been scouting for a car that suits my SCCA Auto-X and Hallett track day needs. I'm hoping for the best!