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Old 07-20-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default What to look for when buying a miata?

Hi all, so i will soon be starting my search to buy a miata. It will pobably be a 94-97 year, unless i can find an NB for cheap. I know the basics, like low miles, no shavings in the oil, etc. But i would like to know what specific other areas i should check out to make sure the car is in good shape. I am hopefully going to make many modifications to it, suspension, MS, turbo, in that order. I'm guessing a compression check ia a must. any tips would be appreciated.
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Miata's are horrible cars. Especially turbo'd ones. Save yourself and get a Pontiac Fiero.
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Hustler is channeling Michael Jackson
Let him die Hustler! LET HIM DIE!

But seriously, seems like there is a good buyer checklist on miata.net in the garage section IIRC. Plus you can read through the stuff in the garage section so you know about the typical issues to look for.
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- Evan K.

PS - Don't mind Hustler, he was dropped on his head - every day for the past five years.

PPS - Real advice: seek out your local Miata club. http://www.miata.net/clubs/ca.html
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PS - Don't mind Hustler, he was thrown on his head - every day for the past five years.
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Look for meth in the ashtray. If there is some there, you got a deal!!!

Seriously though, just look for the usual. The Miata isn't a magic car, it has the same parts.
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I recommend checking for butt plugs in the crack between the seat and the center console. They always slide down there. If you find one, you know it's a genuine miata, not a fake.
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thanks for all the quick replies, specifically Zx-Tex thats just what i was looking for i just couldnt find anything like it on here
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Miata's are horrible cars. Especially turbo'd ones. Save yourself and get a Pontiac Fiero.
i own a 1986 fiero GT.....
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i own a 1986 fiero GT.....
Ummm...good for you, I guess.
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Ummm...good for you, I guess.
its not ran in 10 years....
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its not ran in 10 years....
Why do you keep it?
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I'm closing this monstrosity.

original poster: visit miata.net for a while as they are the proper resource for all things "pre-buying" and general maintenance. once you get the car, come here and boost the living **** out of it!
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