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Old 04-20-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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After an experience with a shady seller (repainted the car himself, looked as if it had been wrecked as well, none of which was revealed to me until after I drove 3 hours to get a final look and buy it) I'm left without a car and on the hunt for a miata. I may be wrong but it seems to me that people are pretty proud of them. I've seen a bone stock 91 for 7k!

My price range is $3500 and under. Ideally I'd like to find an NA for 2k to 2.5k so I can afford a roll bar and a quick release for my steering wheel (momo from my subaru).

What did you guys pay for your miatas? Where'd you find them?
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:08 PM   #2
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craigslist, payed 3500....1990, came with fresh paint and all stock except for sparco seats, bilstein/gc's, 15x8 axis old skools, hard dog roll bar, and an alpine head unit. Had about 180K

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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Cool thread, it would be better if it were a poll.

I dont have a Miata yet ( insert derogatory smiley here, I deserve it) but right now with the weather improving they very seldom go below about 3K. If you want a 1.8 car they tend to be 5K and up right now.

I find that prices are very local too. If I look at Santa Fe and Albequerque (about 8 hours south of me and a pretty easy drive) the same car is often about 2K cheaper. Finding an NB for under 7K is very hard around here.
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$2800 for a red 1990 with 70k miles excelent body and interior, jackson racing intake and exhaust, back in 2004.

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1500 for a 93 with 90k and a hardtop.

It was beaten and ugly.... but mechanically find beyond the 2 easy to fix CELs.
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I paid $3900 for a 1992 with good, recent paint and a hardtop (but a torn up soft top). No modifications other than a terrible Tokico HP suspension (though the seller did include the original suspension as well). 94k miles when I bought it.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:19 PM   #7
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$3000 for a 92 sunburst with a matching hardtop w 118k that was owned by a Mazda technician. Unfortunately his son was the primary driver so it came with a nasty dent in the passenger side and lots of empty plastic baggies under the seats. I also found some curious glass artwork in the trunk that smelled like a skunk
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$1600 for a 1991 brg with 131k miles and a hardtop with ugly *** paint and a cracked soft-top window.

$1300 for a beat 1995 that's a few different colors...but it has a torsen!!!


I'd like to find another BRG to daily.
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$6000 for a 1993 in '02 I think, with a hardtop that had a plastic window already, VLSD, no other options beyond PS. It was in mint condition, 60k I think. Three or four years later and 40kish I bought it from my dad for $3000. Hard top is now a flat blue with chipping around the edges, I think the idiot that used roofing tar to seal the lexan window tried repainting it as well after it blew off. Latches are there for a reason, go figure.

I'm not sure where my dad found it originally, I believe the newspaper.
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$800 for a running/driving '92 POS w/ 170k on the clock
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2k w/ 90k on the clock. Silverstone stock 90 not a single flaw in it till i bought it.

I have been toying with the idea of taking my car to the previous owner now and seeing what kind of reaction i can get out of them.
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$800, red, 170k broken side mirror, dents and scratches, and interior defects. However it had a very good top, and it was mechanically sound. This one passed away on a horrible acctident 11/15/09

$1070, white, 140k, top look like it had been in a gang shooting, flaki paint on the hood, lots of rice lightning ****, very good interior, and yes ************* it has a torsen diff.
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Only $4500 for a beautiful, slow, completely stock 1990!
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/ctd/1698533547.html

See, good deals DO exist!
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After an experience with a shady seller (repainted the car himself, looked as if it had been wrecked as well, none of which was revealed to me until after I drove 3 hours to get a final look and buy it) I'm left without a car and on the hunt for a miata. I may be wrong but it seems to me that people are pretty proud of them. I've seen a bone stock 91 for 7k!

My price range is $3500 and under. Ideally I'd like to find an NA for 2k to 2.5k so I can afford a roll bar and a quick release for my steering wheel (momo from my subaru).

What did you guys pay for your miatas? Where'd you find them?
I can probably help you find one.. I spend a lot of time on craigslist. The only thing that limits you particularly is that you are in Montana. Establish how far you are willing to travel for a "steal".
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$3900 for my 95 R package in awesome condition

$500 for my 96 R package in horrible condition. Needed lots of work done to it, but looks awesome now. I might be selling this one.
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Here's a built motor + turbo for $6000. I see this as a steal.

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/1698854117.html
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$6000ish for my 95 with 31k miles. This was winter of 2009. The price was worth it to me.
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$14,000 3 years ago. I couldn't build this car for twice the money I paid.

http://stephenedmondson.com/miata/
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$14,000 3 years ago. I couldn't build this car for twice the money I paid.

http://stephenedmondson.com/miata/
No, but you could have had Robino's car instead.
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~4500 I think... bought this time last year. 80k on the clock, came with hardtop, ran great and boosted a week after I bought it.
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