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Old 03-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #21
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Annual motorcycle track days keep me humble on the street. I've had one particularly nasty wreck myself at mid-O. Never found where that face shield ended up.
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Annual motorcycle track days keep me humble on the street. I've had one particularly nasty wreck myself at mid-O. Never found where that face shield ended up.
Hehe, neither did I.

Then again, I was knocked out long enough the tow truck was next to me when I regained consciousness and the session had been stopped!
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The money saved this year alone puts a standalone/VVT, I/H/E/Squaretop in the track car over this coming winter.

(I'm slamming Vodka telling myself, it's worth it)
Track Car > DD

Heck, sounds like you should be buying '98 Accord as a DD so you can concentrate funds for track driving.

OR

Buy some sort of Tow vehicle as a DD, you should be able to find something with a decent tow rating that can match the mpgs of your mustang.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #24
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I like the hell out of the NC and have been moving between a truck, an S197, and an NC as a replacement of the Z28 for DD duties.

The only thing that I dont like about the NC is that its painfully slow. It feels decent at slow speeds which im guessing is the gearing but it because pretty obvious how slow it is above like 40.
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Get an s2000 for DD, track the miata. Then it won't be as "slow", although still slow compared to a coyote.
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Get an s2000 for DD, track the miata. Then it won't be as "slow", although still slow compared to a coyote.
s2k is a terrible dd.
mediocre at best mpg - check
no torque under curve - check
much more cramped than a nc - check
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I was part-way merged into on my bike by a semi on the freeway at 70mph, if there wasn't such a huge shoulder I probably would have wrecked something fierce.

I love my NA and would DD the hell out of it, terrible gas mileage or no. Sadly I can't do that until I move to Arizona or something so I can DD it all year round.
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Get an s2000 for DD, track the miata. Then it won't be as "slow", although still slow compared to a coyote.
For what I'm trying to spend, only AP1 with 80k+ miles are available. This will also allow me to more familiar with the NC's for a few years.

I suspect when the ND's come out, I'll easily be able to pick up a CHEAP NC to turn into the next track rat.

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I love my NA and would DD the hell out of it, terrible gas mileage or no. Sadly I can't do that until I move to Arizona or something so I can DD it all year round.
I love my NA too, when I'm doing this:

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I'm ditching the '13 GT Mustang and picking up an early NC as my DD.
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It will leave a ton more money for vacation, track time with the '90 and other stuff, while still keeping my 30% savings/401k contribution amount.
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(I do realize I'm becoming obessed with saving)
Boss status imminent. As a guy in the financial services industry, let me be the first to tell you that the fastest way to grow your account size is to add more money. Let me also tell you that most people are going to be woefully underprepared for retirement savings due to longevity risks and the elimination of pensions.

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s2k is a terrible dd.
mediocre at best mpg - check
no torque under curve - check
much more cramped than a nc - check
I can't speak to the size relative to the NC but I have to agree. I do not miss the S2000 at all. The fact that it got worse fuel mileage than my Corvette or my Evo8 literally made me angry.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #30
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Never knew all that about the GTO. Dream squashed.
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Drove an NC yesterday, dealer misrepresented it's condition so I was pissed about a 3 hour roundtrip and $25 in gas.

Going to go ahead and test drive an S2000 tomorrow as well. Never driven and much prefer the styling. I know it's been given a bit of a beating in this thread, but I'll check it out anyway.
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Drove an NC yesterday, dealer misrepresented it's condition so I was pissed about a 3 hour roundtrip and $25 in gas.
Wow, that would really **** me off. I really don't like people wasting my time...


Being a miata owner, I think the s2000 is really nice. However, I don't think I'd want to DD one.
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Yeah, ad said new tires, new brakes. Brakes were basically on the wear indicators, three of the tires had date codes of 5107 (for the guys that don't know that means the tires were made in the 51st week of 2007) and were dry rotting between the treads.

Passenger fender had a few big spots of really poorly applied touch up paint and they didn't even realize after washing the car the drains are backed up enough there was an inch of water underneath the passenger side seat.

Yeah, I was ******* livid.

THe S2000 I'm going to look at is about 220 miles rountrip, guy said if I don't like the car, he'll fill up the tank in the 5.0.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:02 PM   #34
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I didn't buy the S2000 I looked at today, but I can say, I'm not sure why all the hate compared to the NC.

The interior feels better, the chassis feels stiffer, gearbox is better, and of course it's noticeably quicker.......it just feels more solid than the NC.

I'm pretty sure I want an AP2 S2000 now over the NC.
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Yeah, an AP2 S2K is an awesome car. Expensive to buy, fix, and modify.
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I've been driving my '11 GT for a few years now and it's been quite enjoyable. After daily driving a miata for 5 years, the mustang feels like luxury.
Sure the suspension is a combination of a Camry and a pickup truck, but it's the best it's ever been. Soon I'll be getting some tires, springs and shocks and I'm sure it will be a whole lot better.
The only thig I can complain about (other than the high cost of filling the engine with mobile 1 synthetic) is the feeling of the shifter and steering. Bother are pretty numb and soft.

Also, it doesn't even feel fast anymore. Needz boosts.
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/\ What will a Mustang like yours trap in the quarter mile these days?
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I have the solution for OP. Buy the NC now, then put in an LS3 when FlyinMiata finishes their kit. Wiiin.
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Yeah, an AP2 S2K is an awesome car. Expensive to buy, fix, and modify.
Not expensive to buy, not to fix (from what I've researched), but yes VERY expensive to modify.......but for a DD, it doesn't need anything.

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I've been driving my '11 GT for a few years now and it's been quite enjoyable. After daily driving a miata for 5 years, the mustang feels like luxury.
Sure the suspension is a combination of a Camry and a pickup truck, but it's the best it's ever been. Soon I'll be getting some tires, springs and shocks and I'm sure it will be a whole lot better.
The only thig I can complain about (other than the high cost of filling the engine with mobile 1 synthetic) is the feeling of the shifter and steering. Bother are pretty numb and soft.

Also, it doesn't even feel fast anymore. Needz boosts.
It is nice. That's owed to the crazy amount of sound deadening. However, mine is a Track Pack car so $150 oil changes and $450 Pirelli's really cuts into the track budget for the NA

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/\ What will a Mustang like yours trap in the quarter mile these days?
I think the cars with the 3.31 rear end (track pack is 3.73 so have to go to 5th before the traps) well-driven are in the high 12, 115mph range.

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I have the solution for OP. Buy the NC now, then put in an LS3 when FlyinMiata finishes their kit. Wiiin.
Yeah, buy a $15k NC, then drop another $25k in it..............that's definitely cheaper than keeping the current DD. A $40k Miata worth $25k is an AWESOME proposition.

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Buying the NC now is not cheaper? Then adding a v8 later if you miss torque is not an option? I didnt know resale value was an issue either. 15k for an NC is pretty dumb as well.
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