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Old 04-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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Never posted here before, but Ive been lurking around for a while. Just picked up a 94 that I'm pretty sure is base model. No power steering, no a/c, no power windows, no power mirrors, and came with steelies on it. The passenger side door sticker says "SPECIAL EDITION" on it, and I cant find anything about what the hell it means. Anybody have any ideas?
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Photo of door sticker? In any case if you call Mazda customer service they actually will give you a lot of detail on the car if you give them the VIN. I did it once to verify a R model before I bought it sight unseen because it was stupid cheap and didn't want to risk missing it.

Sounds odd. At first I thought R package but the steelies drove me to base model.

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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The R is the only special one that came without all the power stuff, but it also didn't come with steelies. That's not to say somebody hasn't swapped the wheels in the last 18 years.
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Be sure to check inside the door for signs of paint or having been replaced. Also check the shocks to see what they are. Does it have an LSD or open diff? Check the vin numbers on the motor, dash, door, and body.
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AIDZ edition.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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Possibly. I've hacked and parted out eight? 94-97 Miatas and have never seen "special edition" on the sticker, thus my original request for photo.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Im not sure why but my computer is being an *** and wont let me upload any pictures. Its less than 1MB and still nothing. Not even just for this site either. awesome. Pic to come once my computer starts working.
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Be sure to check inside the door for signs of paint or having been replaced. Also check the shocks to see what they are. Does it have an LSD or open diff? Check the vin numbers on the motor, dash, door, and body.
Not sure if it has an LSD or not, havn't opened up diff yet. All the VIN's match. They look like stock shocks to me.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:05 AM   #11
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It looks like if it were a special edition, it would say so BELOW that heading. I think you've got a base '94 there.
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Where did you get that thing? Bottom of a cereal box?
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why the hell did you blur the VIN? That's the one thing we could have used to figure out what the hell kind of car you have.
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P.S. - my A pkg says special edition too
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #15
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It looks like if it were a special edition, it would say so BELOW that heading. I think you've got a base '94 there.
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why the hell did you blur the VIN? That's the one thing we could have used to figure out what the hell kind of car you have.
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why the hell did you blur the VIN? That's the one thing we could have used to figure out what the hell kind of car you have.
He's worried about identity theft. Any one of you could impersonate his car, and clean out it's checking account.
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Momma says I'm special, too.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #18
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I think mine also has special edition written like that and it is a base model... I am guessing they all do.
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That makes some sense to me. Like I said, I have had eight but never a base.
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The VIN is JM1NA353XR0521229

Yay for barcode scanner. Looks like a '93??
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