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Old 01-16-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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I'm glad I asked for more pics before I decided to drive an hour to overpay for this low mileage 1990.


what they list with:



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and it's missing the radio, there's rust on the other side and the rear bumper is torn up....however they kindly edited that out of the pictures they list on cars.com and autotrader.com.
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Wow. What the ****. Do they expect people to just show up and not notice the **** in person?
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I just want a clean miata, with a top that's not leaking is that too much to ask?
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Like people who post pictures in personal ads from before they let themselves go, or were in highschool. "I've filled out a little since this picture was taken"

If the car was an MG I'd say it rusted between taking of the pictures.
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I just want a clean miata, with a top that's not leaking is that too much to ask?
For a 15 year old car? Maybe.
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OMG WTF what is the thought process behind this? or it'll be ok, that'll buff right out
i woulf offer them $1200 for it due to milage, its not being rude its playing at their level
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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the east coast has crazy high prices for miatas. this one was listed at 4799. if the body was rust free i would have offered 4k and sold the top for 800. i still would be paying more than i wanted, but it only has 80k on the body.

another one in richmond is asking 5900 for a 80k mile one with top....
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http://charlotte.craigslist.org/car/539746908.html
this one is ok, how do you feel about blue?
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:37 PM   #9
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if im going ODBII, id pick this up:

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/car/527312844.html


then dyno it. and swap my turbo over and laugh at SCer lovers. If Icantdo55 or Smanavy could look at this for me that'd be great.
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nice plan...
my thought process tells me to buy the the NC one for 2500 and clean it up and install new top for 200 and sell it for 4500 make around 1700 on it...should i do it?
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http://charlotte.craigslist.org/car/539746908.html
this one is ok, how do you feel about blue?
Damn, if i wasn't out of work right now, I would go buy that. Shelby is 15 miles from here.
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i know, it sounds like a decent deal if a top is all it needs...i could turn it pretty fast...i may go see it this weekend...
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Damn, if i wasn't out of work right now, I would go buy that. Shelby is 15 miles from here.
Where are you at man? I'm from Gastonia, but I go to school in Boone?
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Where are you at man? I'm from Gastonia, but I go to school in Boone?
I am in a little town called Bostic. http://maps.yahoo.com/;_ylc=X3oDMTEx...1.835324&mag=8
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Miatas are cheap here. I saw a white one with hardtop at a dealership yesterday, but it was pouring down rain so i couldn't stop to look at it. I can check it out tomorrow for you if you'd like.
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Damn..... and here I go picking up a 91 with 15 thousand original on the clock from just south of B more......
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The correct term is Baltimoron. As a former Baltimoron, yeah, prices suck. I spent way too much time finding mine, and it had issues I didn't see initially.

In hindsight, you can spot the rocker rust in the first picture. Perhaps they tried to patch it with bondo?

I'm very glad to be out of that crime-ridden, pothole-laden murder-fest.
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In hindsight, you can spot the rocker rust in the first picture. Perhaps they tried to patch it with bondo?

i hate Baltimore with a passion. i dreaded the fact that i might have to drive up there and deal with thems people. I noticed the odd discoloring on the first pic and it's why i asked for better pictures emailed to me. It really looks like they photoshopped it because the rear bumper is free of it's chipped paint as well.


however, I'm going to look at another local one tomorrow. 93 with 90k, all stock, reasonable price....15mins from my house....so we'll see.
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