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Old 06-21-2007, 11:03 AM   #21
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guys, she is long gone.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:29 PM   #22
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guys, she is long gone.
Darn. was hoping to offer some cash for her. Do you know how much she sold for? Oh well,I'll keep my eyes open for another one. Thanks for the help everyone.
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Darn. was hoping to offer some cash for her. Do you know how much she sold for? Oh well,I'll keep my eyes open for another one. Thanks for the help everyone.
Hey Melissa --
I do believe Y8S was speaking of you , not the car......:gay:
Ah, come on back here girl.
The car was overpriced and you don't know the true condition of it. It was worth $2,500 max. More like $2,200 - You might be able to get it cheaper.
It is from Chicago and it was a repaint. The first thing I would check would be underbody and rocker panels in front of the rear wheels for rust. A Magnet test works pretty good. An engine swap is kinda iffy unless you trust the swapper. I would never trust anyone that says this or that engine came from a car with XXXX miles on it. (Take a full compression test and leakdown)

Email the EBAY SELLER (eddy770) on the ask questions of seller part at EBAY link and find out if the car is still in his possession. Ask hin how much he will take for the car. Get back to us to keep us updated.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:40 PM   #24
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Lola, we both know it's hard to value a car based off it's upgrades, but I think your $2200 appraisal is a bit on the low side. That is, unless the car does turn out to be a rust bucket.

I would say $3k, maybe a little more right now with the summer season adjustment. Again, assuming the car is not a rust bucket.

The car with the torsen, tsi's, extra bracing, etc certainly does look like it should have a turbo.
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I would say $3k, maybe a little more right now with the summer season adjustment. Again, assuming the car is not a rust bucket.
I'm assuming it is a rust bucket with fresh make-up.
If it is NO RUST, then yes, the car may be worth up to $4K - That is if the cobble together is properly performed - And only a visual inspection and a lift could possibly tell.
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Melissa, you may not like that ACT XT clutch very much. Depends on your inseem, leg strenght and shifting abilities. You're looking at a heavy pedal and a short engagement period.

IMO, however, that car may be an ideal platform to turbocharge. But it's easy to make a ***** look like a princess in internet pics. I wouldn't buy it w/o seeing it and getting a buyer's inspection. The platform does have 190k miles on it, despite the milage of the drivetrain. Stuff does wear out.

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My girlfriend is 5'1"...and about a hundred pounds and can't drive a stick very well. She can drive my car w/ the XT PP and lightened flywheel with no problem.
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My girlfriend is 5'1"...and about a hundred pounds and can't drive a stick very well. She can drive my car w/ the XT PP and lightened flywheel with no problem.
Pictures? :gay:
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24 hours and no ******* pictures
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:08 PM   #29
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My girlfriend is 5'1"...and about a hundred pounds and can't drive a stick very well. She can drive my car w/ the XT PP and lightened flywheel with no problem.
Does she grab the steering wheel with both hands and pull herself forward to help push the pedal? That's what my wife did the first, and only, time she attempted to drive my car with the ACT HD.

Lola, if it is a rustbucket, $2200 is too much. Really the only thing an old miata has going for it is condition of the body. Everything else is cheap and easy to replace.

So.... Pics or ban ... ??


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Old 06-21-2007, 11:41 PM   #30
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sounds good to me!
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I asked the seller for a price, he said he'd be happy with $3k. I might swing by and have it inspected at a shop, then show up with $2500 and see what he says. Is that a good plan?

what about this one?

http://www.fengauto.com/details.aspx...16195&img=3142


It looks like the body will need some minor work(i see some scratches on the bumper), but it has a lot less miles and it's newer too. Pics are crap, but it looks like the Top looks like it might need replacing down the road.

what do you guys think? I'm initially turned off b/c it's a dealer.
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Leather seats are a good sign it might have a torsen lsd.
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Leather seats are a good sign it might have a torsen lsd.

That doesn't make sense Tim.
Here is a qoute from the add:
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tan interior from a 1994 M edition miata, including leather seats with 2 speakers in each headrest
I have never heard about leather seats being a good indicator for torsen lsd. Where you you find out about this one? :gay:
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I asked the seller for a price, he said he'd be happy with $3k. I might swing by and have it inspected at a shop, then show up with $2500 and see what he says. Is that a good plan?

what about this one?

http://www.fengauto.com/details.aspx...16195&img=3142


It looks like the body will need some minor work(i see some scratches on the bumper), but it has a lot less miles and it's newer too. Pics are crap, but it looks like the Top looks like it might need replacing down the road.

what do you guys think? I'm initially turned off b/c it's a dealer.
This one looks to be an "M" edition "merlot" - Original tan interior. Much better deal. ABS and whatnot in there. Check out both of them. Check the A/C out also, even though you are in the Northern States.
Once again - The main thing to look for is RUST.
P.S. You are right about dealers. A bunch of puss suckers. Don't let them shake you down - Keep zippers on your pockets!!:gay:
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:38 AM   #35
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yes, buy it, then post nudes.

If you ever went the turbo route, or wanted stand alone engine management, you could do MSPNP.
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Sell the M interior and wheels to the dorks over at M.net to recoup some of the cost.
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yes, buy it, then post nudes.
Dude, don't run her off... replying to her posts is probably the closest thing to female contact some of our members get!
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Dude, don't run her off... replying to her posts is probably the closest thing to female contact some of our members get!
Hustler is going to post nudes of himself real soon. If not, I will post nudes of what I suppose he looks like.

Out of these three turkeys, can you tell which one is Hustler?
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Dude, don't run her off... replying to her posts is probably the closest thing to female contact some of our members get!
lol. Sorry.
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Dude, don't run her off... replying to her posts is probably the closest thing to female contact some of our members get!
**** that.

make with the nudes
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