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Old 09-18-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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For sale today on M.net 1990 miata v8 conversion with a z3 body kit. Asking 19,500. Can't you just buy a z3 for a whole lot less? Isn't the M roadster about that price? He's proud it dyno'd at 261hp! AAAAGGGHHH. What makes people do this crap? What makes them think it's worth anything?

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Old 09-18-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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Steal his oil.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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Who is going to pay $20k for a 17-year-old Miata? Jesus. When will people realize that if you take an almost 20-year-old $3000 car, add $20,000 worth of parts and labor you have a $2950 car.

I don't care if your car is gold plated and comes with ten hot 18-year-old female slaves, you should NEVER price above high blue book, it's not realistic.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:48 PM   #4
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A well done V8 conversion can fetch $20k, no problem.

Sorry, may not be your taste, but it looks like he did a damn good job. Car looks great in the photo. I would remove the BMW badge, and figure out why it's only making 260whp, but other than that, that will be a nice toy for someone.
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The conversion is done nicely...the body looks cleanly done....BMW badge is odd. The car should make a bit more power but its got a good base.

Worth 19k? idk. But its not a crappy job from the looks of it.
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I could build a 260hp Factory Five Cobra for the same money and not have gay car disguised as another gay car.
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at least it looks good.
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He may have done a good job but why? Who in their right mind builds a kit of a readily available moderately priced car? It's not like z3's are collectable or rare. If you like z3's just buy a z3! Might as well build one that looks like an s2000, Solstice, Sky, or Rx7.

It's a fiberglass kit car he's trying to sell for more than the comparable real thing. I always thought the point of kit cars is to have something that looks more expensive than it is! To have something you couldn't afford otherwise.
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You're missing it man. It's a V8 conversion. That's what's bringing the price up, not the body kit.

It's probably a blast to drive too.
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the engine doesnt sound like a joke either.
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It's a v8 conversion which is cool. It only makes modest hp which makes me wonder how well it was really done. It's a wannabe z3 which makes it mega-gay, in my book, and completely ruins the car and it's value. I'd feel like an idiot driving a z3 kit car.

I never expected you guru's and mod's would appreciate the work that went into that car. Guess I'm off base in hammering the guy?
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if you saw the last z3 conversion i posted, youd see why i dont hate this one.
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It has a 302 (5.0L) with only a 2 1/4" exhaust ??? that could be limiting the power. As well as heat under the hood has always been a problem with the 5.0 Miata's. (I have known a few owners and all have had that problem)
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I could build a 260hp Factory Five Cobra for the same money and not have gay car disguised as another gay car.
yeah, you can have a gay car masquerading as a fast car.
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I think its nice he did the swap, I think its gay his "kit" is of a car that is not even close to rare. Z3s are the suck.
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id just never want to raise the hood :gay:
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if you saw the last z3 conversion i posted, youd see why i dont hate this one.
+a whole lot
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