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Old 04-18-2013, 07:22 AM   #21
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Thanks for the advice guys.

I'd love to keep the Miata, but I'm trying to be practical. Well, as practical as a guy who just bought an NSX can be, I guess.

Early next year I'll be moving back out to Monterey. The government will pay for the move except for the cars. So given that there are two adults in my household, that leaves my wife and I driving the NSX and VW cross-country. It would cost around $700 minimum to ship the Miata out there based on past experience. And then, once out there, I'll be lucky to have a two-car garage, so just enough space for the VW, NSX, and my bicycles (one of which will be my daily, for those of you who haven't kept up with Joe's Troll the Planet thread).

Also, my Miata was built with autox in mind. I really don't want to start down that rabbit hole, and with MRLS in my back yard it'd be very tempting. The NSX is going to be my weekend/track toy instead. Just HPDEs, nothing crazy. I've already ordered a lot of things to prepare it for the track, which will go on in addition to the preparations undertaken by the PO.

So I hope to find it a good home. Hopefully a mt.netter.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:14 PM   #22
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I wish 6k bought me that in MA ... I'd own more than two.

Part of me is interested since it's a carbon copy of my car. Take two red 1.6 Greddy NA miatas > bolt up the best of each one > sell the lesser of the two for 6.5k in MA

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Can you still get this car to northern Florida? I might consider buying it...
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #24
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I could, but I have a tentative buyer actually. If he falls through I'll let you know.
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Definitely let me know. The more I think about it the more interested I get and I have cash.
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Got a deposit on the car already, and I never even had to make an official FS thread, lol.

Thanks, MT!
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Got a deposit on the car already, and I never even had to make an official FS thread, lol.

Thanks, MT!
that's what I'm talkin about!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:49 AM   #28
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The Miata shipped out on Monday. En route to its new owner, a seasoned mt.netter. Which I'm happy about.

I have no regrets about selling, but I will miss the car. You guys, I might be a little biased, but this car was (is...) miataturbo.net.

It has a Greddy turbo I bought when I first registered here. Ben and M2CupCar helped me install the Megasquirt. It was tuned by Jerry at DIYautotune. It has Leatherface's transmission. Savington's rear end. Brain's tail light. TSE ignition and brakes. Et cetera...

I'm still going to visit even though I'm Miataless. Thanks dudes.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:10 AM   #29
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It's great having you around, and your knowledge will surely remain useful on the forums.

For those that don't know I bought Matt's miata. For the record I don't plan to do much but maintain the car and drive it like it's meant to be driven. Small upgrades where I see fit but nothing major. After all my miata's this one is a keeper.

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Good, I couldn't bear the thought of it being sold to some fat emo Mexican ricer out there in AZ.. lol.
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LOL. Instead a skinny white ginger owns it.
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Oh, you bought this one FRT? Awesome, post up some pics and vids of it in action!
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I'll definitely do a build thread once I get it. No real plans besides a few small things, and lots of driving.
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