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Old 02-15-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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It all started when my father bought an MR2 Spyder earlier this week. I've REALLY liked them for a long time, but I made the mistake of putting my 12lb 15x8 wheels with Advan AD08R tires on the MR2.. and now I want one for my own. So I was wondering what would be a good price to list my car for? This is not a for sale ad, I have no idea when I would sell my car. Specs below

Located in Central TX.
  • Clean titled, no accident 2001 Mazda Miata
  • 130,156 miles on it, with less than 10,000mi on a rebuilt engine.
  • Stock rebuild with a lightweight flywheel and balanced rotating assembly
  • Fortune Auto Coilovers
  • New Yokohama Advan AD08R 205/50/15 tires
  • 15x8+25 Konig wheels
  • Factory Hardtop
  • Harddog roll bar
  • 2.5" aluminum radiator
  • Autoexe intake
  • Racing Beat header
  • ISR catless exhaust
  • Completely new ignition and fuel system parts
  • Hawk HP+ brake pads
  • New fluids, hoses, belts, clutch, etc all around
  • Sport package with lip kit, LSD, underbody bracing, and sport brakes
  • Purchase would include a spare engine that needs to rebuilt, and almost all of the stock parts.

The car does have some clear coat peeling, there is an oil leak (I think the oilpan may not be properly sealed), and the hardtop is vinyl wrap. Those are pretty much the only cons I can think of.












Thanks for any estimates!
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:11 PM   #2
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Nice car. 6-7k. 6 out here in socal. likely 7k in other less flooded markets.
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I agree, I think that's fair pricing.
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Yeah depending on location 6-7 would be my guess too
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Good looking car. More people should do black hardtops with black windshield surrounds. I'm definitely doing mine that way when I paint my car later this year.

Assuming the car is rust-free (rear quarter panels, rocker panel, above front sway bar mounts), I'd agree with everyone else so far, $6-7k. If I were to do it all over again, I would travel to somewhere like TX to find one without any damn rust...
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Thanks guys, eh, I think I'll just keep it then. I've probably put that money alone into restoring the car.
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Good looking car. More people should do black hardtops with black windshield surrounds. I'm definitely doing mine that way when I paint my car later this year.

Assuming the car is rust-free (rear quarter panels, rocker panel, above front sway bar mounts), I'd agree with everyone else so far, $6-7k. If I were to do it all over again, I would travel to somewhere like TX to find one without any damn rust...
Thanks man! I love the black top. Makes the car look shorter and wider imo. It was completely inspired by the NSX, which is my favorite car, so that's cool to me too. You should totally paint it that way. What color is the base?

Come to Texas to buy a car, the only rust you'll find on this car is on the brake rotors!
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If I were to do it all over again, I would travel to somewhere like TX to find one without any damn rust...
Ironically, the rust belt is a good place to find rust-free Miatas. You get lower mileage and much less sun/heat-related wear and fade, too.

Most Miatas in areas with real winter were bought as second/third cars and are stored over the winter. As a consequence, they're fair-weather cars that usually don't see very hard lives. There are exceptions, but they're usually easy to spot by taking a glance underneath the car. My undercarriage looks similar to what a 1-2 year-old car typically does up here.

Kids are starting to pick up on the older, beaten-up ones (and ruin them), but typically they're owned by older guys, maintained well, and driven gently. There's a subset who tracks them, but as a percentage, it's a small segment.

The only downside is that the rust belt tends to be a more expensive market to buy Miatas, although at $6-7k, you could probably find something similar to OP's. With the current exchange rate, you may actually see decent deals north of the border, too.
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