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mykrea 11-22-2009 03:08 AM

turbo or supercharged
I have a guy wanting to sell me a supercharged 95 on my local indy craigslist. I could get it for around 5k. It seems to run good and it is an older guy so I dont think it has been thrashed alot. Should I go turbo or supercharged.

Miata - 1995 MX5 Supercharged

Fireindc 11-22-2009 03:15 AM

Not at all worth what he is asking imo.

zoomin 11-22-2009 03:19 AM

Do you see the rusty rotors and all the leaks under the hood? It might be worth $3500, depends how rusted it is underneath. Save your money for a nicer one, many cheap deals to be had going into winter. I bought my red 94 three weeks ago with the hardtop for $2500 with 131k miles on her.

magnamx-5 11-22-2009 03:32 AM

mp45 is garbage overall without a ton of custom work these cars dont increase in value very notable with performance upgrades its sad but true. If i where to sell my car at 300 whp i would probly only get alil more than a clean NA price for it and somewhere near half or less the amount of $$ i put into it thus far. Unless i found someone who absolutely loved it.

Nagase 11-22-2009 07:57 AM

"Roll bar" more likely to kill you than anything else? Check.

Wheels that can double as boat anchors? Check.

Rust? Check.

Supercharger that probably gives the car about 130whp? Just sad...

My run instinct came up when he said "usual Miata rust." Rust that someone doesn't care to fix when noticed scares me. If it's a beater, maybe, still iffy.

Rennkafer 11-22-2009 12:39 PM

Nothing you add to a Miata (or most cars) is an "investment"... ie if you try to sell the car and get back what you spent you won't. Spending money on cars isn't an investment opportunity, it's an entertainment expense (unless you're buying old Ferraris or similar and even those guys get burned). Bottom line is buy what makes you happy, do what you want to it, and don't worry about whether it adds value to the car.

As for this particular car... +1 to the rest of the comments, I'd run away not walk.

Nagase 11-22-2009 01:44 PM

If that's an M45, I'd value the supercharger setup at around 600$, maybe. It's weak and expensive to get less weak.

kotomile 11-22-2009 02:02 PM

"nice and quick at 6PSI boost"


Braineack 11-22-2009 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by zoomin (Post 485586)
Do you see the rusty rotors and all the leaks under the hood

why do you have such a boner for rusty rotors? I'm sure yours are as well.

r808 11-22-2009 07:05 PM

The supercharger is worth selling for turbo parts. And the style bar. And the rims. Later 1.8 suggests to me the engine may have been pulled and replaced for some reason, but maybe he's comparing it to the 1.6s and it's nothing.

Full_Tilt_Boogie 11-22-2009 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by Braineack (Post 485756)
why do you have such a boner for rusty rotors? I'm sure yours are as well.

I know right? My rotors rust after sitting for 2 days. I think its the 90% humidity...

y8s 11-22-2009 07:44 PM

that's like asking "ban or stay" here.

Doppelgänger 11-22-2009 11:31 PM

car is priced about $2k too much....for it's condidtion.

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