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Old 07-16-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Smile Crossed over to the DARK SIDE!!! *updated*

Haha, Ive gone and done it boys and girls:
as of last night I am a proud owner of a 2000 Mazda miata ls 5 speed.
I am SO HAPPY!!! It is white in color (exactly what I was looking for) with a black interior, and 53k miles on it. Engine and tranny is in great condition, it has a shitty straight pipe instead of a muffler (coming off) and a kragen cone filter (also coming off) otherwise stock.


now for the bad:
Even though the car is clean title and never been in an accident, its been stolen before so the top is cut in 2 places, ignition column is all taken apart (looks like it has all the parts, just laying in the car from it), no stereo, and one of the wheels is bent. Aside from that the car is dirty as hell inside and out, and needs alot of cleaning/washing/polishing. Nothing too bad though. The price of the car was less than 2500 so im not complainig

Pics will be up as soon as I find my camera. Just wanted to share
-Vlad

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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Wooohooo!!!
Congrats man, lets see what you'll do with it...great things i'm sure.
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Pics or ban.
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Rims and radio, who cares. You'll change that anyway. And a top isn't to bad to put on either.
$2500 is a smoking deal.

Congrats.
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sounds like it got stolen again... by you! (I'm not funny)
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:57 PM   #6
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Congrats bro! Its about ******* time! lol

+1 on pics

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Old 07-16-2008, 11:16 PM   #7
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haha, thanx guys.

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Congrats!

That sounds like a killer deal.. I wish I could find that good of a deal on a NB!
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:56 PM   #9
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alright, here she is in all her glory, untouched from how I got her last night:




as you can see, couple things I should have stressed more in original post: it needs LOTS AND LOTS OF CLEANING!!!! its dirty as ****, and I mean that in the dirtiest way possible lol
the paint is fading, but I can fix that with my buffer..
the interior looks like pigs had an orgy in it...

but hey, this is a project, its what i got it for. lookin forward to start workin on it, just dont know where to start
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Very nice find!

Start by updating your signature first, lol.
Then proceed to take the entire interior out and address the wiring and cleaning first and make a parts list of everything you need, I think Stein may be able to help you out there.
That is your only hold up at this moment, the body can wait, get the bitch together first.

I see potential, it will be beautiful when you are done!!!
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You sir are wrong. You have not crossed to th darkside. I on the other hand have. I just bought a Acura Intega. It has mad tyte VTEC YO!!!!! In reality I just needed a DD so I have a back up for when I beat the **** out of the miata and it dies.
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Looks like you got a killer deal! When is the boost coming?

Also, update your location so people can know where in California you are, it is bigger than some countries and really bugs me when people don't...
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Man what a smoking deal, not hard to remedy the fact that its a disaster. Congrats, welcome to the NB club.
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Very nice find!

Start by updating your signature first, lol.
Then proceed to take the entire interior out and address the wiring and cleaning first and make a parts list of everything you need, I think Stein may be able to help you out there.
That is your only hold up at this moment, the body can wait, get the bitch together first.

I see potential, it will be beautiful when you are done!!!
YES and YES!!
That was my plan of attack precisely. And regarding the needed parts list, thats a great idea: never thought of that.
As of tomorrow, im going to slowly start cleaning up and taking apart the interior, pretty much making a checklist of what is damaged or missing. The main part that needs to be adressed aside from the interior though, is the damaged driver front wheel: the car is near impossible to drive on the freeway it shakes violently.
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You sir are wrong. You have not crossed to th darkside. I on the other hand have. I just bought a Acura Intega. It has mad tyte VTEC YO!!!!! In reality I just needed a DD so I have a back up for when I beat the **** out of the miata and it dies.
Haha, been there done that. If you read my introduction thread, you would have seen that I've already owned 4 rsx type-s', MAD I-VTEC YO!!!
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Looks like you got a killer deal! When is the boost coming?

Also, update your location so people can know where in California you are, it is bigger than some countries and really bugs me when people don't...
lol, keep forgetting sorry..will do asap
Boost is definitely coming, but I dont wanna rush things, take my time and research each and every mod before I take the plunge. Though on the to-do list the first will probably be wheels and suspension.
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Man what a smoking deal, not hard to remedy the fact that its a disaster. Congrats, welcome to the NB club.
Thanx bro, ya you look at the car and u see a shitload of work that needs to be done to make it decent, then you consider the year/mileage/condition of engine/tranny and PRICE, and suddenly all is good

Thanx for the compliments and suggestions guys, I will try to keep yall posted of the progress.
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Dude, wtf $2500?

Congrats man, cant wait to see it with a few mods.
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Very good deal. Well done!!
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Nice, maybe one day when i travel to see my gf in Chico ill swing by and check it out or lend a hand.
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you're more than welcome to stop by, though its not much to look at till I clean 'er up and get everything in working order....of course, as soon as thats taken care of the mods will follow, and then all hell will break lose lol
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Looks good man, great find! Get it cleaned up, pull out a pen and paper, then start making the mod list.

What are your initial plans and whats your time frame?

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Nice!! That's what I paid for my 92 with 150k on it BTW. Looking forward to the next TD04L miata!!
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