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Old 11-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #61
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nice car man, FWD or RWD? looking good. great rims
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:33 AM   #62
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There's a lot of hidden costs that people don't factor in. "Oh, I bought the Miata for $3000 and I'm going to spend $2000 on a turbo kit..."

Well, folks often forget things like gauges, lines, upgraded clutch, fuel system (injectors and fuel pump at a minimum), tuning, EM, exhaust system, WBO2, upgraded brakes, etc.

Then add in a lot for labor.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:26 AM   #63
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nice car man, FWD or RWD? looking good. great rims
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:40 AM   #64
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hey im from germany ... you cant buy this car here. this is the first one im seeing on the net and i like the style of his car.

maybe a wannabe corolla but ok ^^
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:05 PM   #65
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There's a lot of hidden costs that people don't factor in. "Oh, I bought the Miata for $3000 and I'm going to spend $2000 on a turbo kit..."

Well, folks often forget things like gauges, lines, upgraded clutch, fuel system (injectors and fuel pump at a minimum), tuning, EM, exhaust system, WBO2, upgraded brakes, etc.

Then add in a lot for labor.
Trust me, they already tried screwing me with a

30% APR

**** THEM!

So then my granny told them to take the car and shove it up their *** and we just paid in full with my auto loan.

After taxes and everything, it equals about 4400. Still a pretty sweet deal if you ask me :]



BTW, The chrome on the rims are chipping off lol, they just look good from far away, but more pics soon!
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:25 PM   #66
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Congrats. Now you're officially in.

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because **** that thing got up and went :]
If you think stock is bad you might **** bricks with a turbo.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:28 PM   #67
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thanks! :]

i just gotta get used to driving a stick again then get comfortable with the car
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:53 PM   #68
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I was just throwing out made-up numbers based on your earlier posts. I didn't get to page 3 and see that you bought a Miata.

First off, congrats!

I was just trying to say that if you spend $3k-4k on a car, in order to safely get to the 225-250whp range, you probably will spend a lot more than expected. There's always hidden costs. Especially if you buy something used, sometimes there's missing pieces or worn out parts that people forget.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:04 PM   #69
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thanks!

i plan on spending alot to get to 250hp safely :]
not too worried about that lol
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:45 PM   #70
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she sits in the road......

now
problems:

window motor is going out. rolls down uber slow.
hub bearing possibly bad? [when i go over a bump is makes a high chime/grinding noise]
brakes have tad bit of rust
engine has a little bit of rust/antifreeze
smelt clutch a few times
few dents and dings


other than that, she runs great.


























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Old 11-23-2010, 09:34 PM   #71
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A few dings and scuffs, but nothing some lovin' won't fix. Looks good man. Once again, congratulations! Has it sunk in yet that it's yours?
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:06 AM   #72
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:16 AM   #73
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also, i have gotten used to the stick and man, it is so fun to drive now

its a 6 speed. :]
also i drifted it for the first time, scared the **** outta me but was hella fun.

can't wait to get more driving done with this car!
the cavy can suck a dick comepared to it

handling was FLAWLESS.
shifting was flawless. i love how it can lose traction from shifting from 1st to 2nd :]

im enjoying this car so much. everyone in the world should have one!
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:17 PM   #74
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I beat a civic, gsr, and then I beAt a 6 cylinder mustang by like 3 or 4 car lengths
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:27 PM   #75
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hahahahahaa!
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:19 AM   #76
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I can't wait to take her to midnight mayhem and see what I run against up there
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:23 AM   #77
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Your going to wreck it within 6 months. I'm calling it now based on your last few posts.

Dibs on the Bilsteins as long as you don't trash them in the process.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:25 AM   #78
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It was a test day at the track so i decided to take her.

Midnight mayhem is every other friday night where you just go to have a good time to watch or race.

........ I am having fun exploring the car.
I have already settled down with it, my shift are at normal..... like 3 grand. Don't trip, i am a good driver :]
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i am a good driver :]
They all say that. Please prove me wrong. The car looks perfect right now. Mazda did it right in the looks department
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:01 PM   #80
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Don't trip, I know where I have to limit myself and where I can have fun when there is nobody around and no curbs or nothin.

Them kids just race on the streets like dumbasses.
Not me, I take it to the track.
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