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Old 12-06-2009, 10:44 PM   #21
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buy another $1500 miata. My daily miata was wrecked, owned by a drifter andits had 70% leak in #3 for 2-years. I never have to work on it.
I was actually thinking about this. I've already done the miata through the winter time thing. I just don't want to chance it with the miata the way it is now. Maybe I'll pick up a cheap NA and throw some snow tires on it and call it a day.

I'd love to get a subaru LGT. WRX's are just too cheap inside to me.
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Were you using gaskets between the DP and the midpipe? I found my huge exhaust leak and it was the flange between those two. I had no gasket :(
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:13 AM   #23
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Cheap car... Reliable... Transportation that can haul

VOLVO Wagons...

850 wagons 1000-2500 bucks. drivable condition Turbo and nonturbo engines
s v 70 wagons 98 - 2000 2000-4000 bucks
the v70 xc is all wheel drive, turbo. brick, hauler 3000 - 5000 prob higher being in the NE where awd is precious.
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Were you using gaskets between the DP and the midpipe? I found my huge exhaust leak and it was the flange between those two. I had no gasket :(
nah his manifold actualy cracked on the turbo flange surface. Cast ftl
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I was actually thinking about this. I've already done the miata through the winter time thing. I just don't want to chance it with the miata the way it is now. Maybe I'll pick up a cheap NA and throw some snow tires on it and call it a day.

I'd love to get a subaru LGT. WRX's are just too cheap inside to me.
lgt ftw A buddy has a 2005 it's very nice inside and pretty quick for a stock car... Trouble is it's hard to find one thats not automatic.
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lgt ftw A buddy has a 2005 it's very nice inside and pretty quick for a stock car... Trouble is it's hard to find one thats not automatic.
I would take an auto. I'd rather not, but for a DD I wouldn't care if it was an auto.

I'm on the hunt for something. Who knows when I'll find it, what it'll be, and how much I'll spend, but I've got my eyes open in the meantime.

******* miata had a hard time starting this morning. I had my fun with it for a couple weeks, now its time to park it and cover it. lol
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A Volvo wagon would be cool too, but I went with another miata because I can work on this car in my sleep and I have a garage full of extra/spare parts. Also, when I get the Drophead for a daily I can make the ugly miata a racecar.
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I was actually thinking about this. I've already done the miata through the winter time thing. I just don't want to chance it with the miata the way it is now. Maybe I'll pick up a cheap NA and throw some snow tires on it and call it a day.

I'd love to get a subaru LGT. WRX's are just too cheap inside to me.
says the miata owner...............
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I went with another miata because I can work on this car in my sleep and I have a garage full of extra/spare parts.
Exactly.
Reasons I bought a DD miata: price of car, price of parts, access to parts, reliable, no car payment, decent fuel economy, somewhat fun to drive(bone stock)

I didn't have money for wrx/wrx wagon, which is what I want.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:39 PM   #30
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The miata interior is bare. It doesn't try to be anything special, look fancy, or have any gadgets. The WRX tries too hard. If it was just all black and bare with no hint of boy racer in it, I would like them more. The interior in that car kills it for me personally.

I looked at a couple Volvos on eBay. I haven't found anything yet that got my attention.

I might seriously pick up another miata if I can find one at the right price. If I got another miata it would get snow tires, a hardtop, and that's it. I wouldn't go ******* around with a second one.

EDIT: I actually just listed a 1999 Chevy Astro AWD on ebay about an hour ago that would be perfect for me, but I just don't have the cash right now for it.
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The miata interior is bare. It doesn't try to be anything special, look fancy, or have any gadgets. The WRX tries too hard. If it was just all black and bare with no hint of boy racer in it, I would like them more. The interior in that car kills it for me personally.
Ummm your joking right lol. I owned a STi and it had the crappiest interior ever. There is nothing fancy about any of subarus interiors as i now own a 08 Impreza and that is the same junk. I have to say I have always loved the WRX wagon its a great all around car for anything you might need .
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