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Old 05-15-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Hardtop prices are crazy these days

Has anyone else noticed that recent prices for hardtops on the m.net classifieds? This is my first go-round with a Miata, does this happen every summer?

1 15-May-2008 Hardtop off of my 1997 M Edition Marina Green Raleigh North Carolina --- This is my hardtop off of my 1997 M Edition. The top is the OEM Marina Green. It has the rear defrost and the headliner. It is in excellent condition other than some minor nicks that have been touched up by...(more) [1275]

2 14-May-2008 Trade my Red hardtop for your Black New York New York --- I've got a red hardtop in great condition, with headliner and defrost. The top is classic red and shines up brilliantly, although there are a few chips along the leading edge of the drivers side window. These can be touched up...(more) [Trade Only]

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13-May-2008 Red factory Miata Hardtop 1991, impeccable Northville Michigan --- This is an original OEM early model Red hardtop in absolutely fantastic condition througout. Was always stored properly and rarely used as evidence by the condition. The paint finish is like new with no issues such as fading, chips, waterspotting or...(more) [1275]

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12-May-2008 White Hard Top Excellent condition sacramento California --- Great condition, has defroster, headliner and a light was installed running the wires under the headliner [1200]

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12-May-2008 Montego blue OEM hardtop Champaign Illinois --- Complete; has rear defrost; can deliver within 300 miles of Champaign, IL [$1200]

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9-May-2008 Hard Top and Hard Dog DD Hard Core Hardtop roll bar Combo!!! Altoona Pennsylvania Hard Top and Hard Dog DD Hard Core Hardtop roll bar Combo!!! This Hardtop version of the Hard Core Bar is designed for the serious SCCA Solo I competitor that wants to maintain a dual purpose car for street and racing...(more) [$1495.00]

7 6-May-2008 Montego Blue Hardtop Silver Spring Maryland --- This is a Montego Blue hardtop. It is close in appearance to the factory top, but has different latches. Chrome fasteners and side seals missing [$600]

8 6-May-2008 Black OEM Hardtop Inwood West Virginia I have a Black hardtop with defrost and with head liner, in very good condition. I'll even include the stricker plates to secure it to the sides for full price purchase. This is from an NA Miata. Black matches everything. http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v15/stevegray/For%20Sale/Hard%20Top/...(more) [1200 OBO]
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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put WTB in craig's list, betcha anythign you can get one under $700.
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I'm glad I got mine already. Locally $1,200 is the going rate, but there were only 2.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:32 PM   #5
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put WTB in craig's list, betcha anythign you can get one under $700.
I already have mine, got it locally for a song. Just making an observation.

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Hardtop prices are what newbs will pay for them
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that **** is ******* gay. Miata prices are starting to get stupid for everything. I just bought a car yesterday. At first I thought people were dilusional, then I realized that people are willing to pay these prices for miatas because there is someone stupid enough, who wants one bad enough, to pay 50% over kbb for a car.

I need to get a hardtop btw. This is going to hurt. I paid $1600 for my 1991 with a hard-top, and just paid $1400 for a 95 without. ITs going to be a bitch to find one at a reasonable price.
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I think a part of it may be people going retarded over gas prices. When I see 04 GTOs listed for 10K and 05 stage 2 LGTs for 12K I get really tempted.
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I think a part of it may be people going retarded over gas prices. When I see 04 GTOs listed for 10K and 05 stage 2 LGTs for 12K I get really tempted.
mpg was a contributing factor in my recent miata purchase. My broken outback only gets 20mpg at best.
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Yeah the gas is getting out of hand.. I considered trading in my jeep for a Maz3 at the local dealer. We'll see.
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Yeah the gas is getting out of hand.. I considered trading in my jeep for a Maz3 at the local dealer. We'll see.
today I'm telling people that I'm holding out for that diesel accord.
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I can understand the price of the OEM marina green top. Hell if I didnt have mine, which is a BRG top, I would buy that marina top in a second. I paid 850 for my top, it would cost me another 300 to repaint it to match my car. For the same money I can have an OEM top with the headliner and defroster. Makes sense to me.
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+1 for hardtop prices, not that I'm in desp need for one, but would def love to have one..

+1 for gas prices, got a Jetta 2 mos ago, but gonna swap it in once the Diesel's come out...
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+1 for hardtop prices, not that I'm in desp need for one, but would def love to have one..

+1 for gas prices, got a Jetta 2 mos ago, but gonna swap it in once the Diesel's come out...
Wow your avatar is SO NSFW! GOOD LUCK!
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+1 for hardtop prices, not that I'm in desp need for one, but would def love to have one..

+1 for gas prices, got a Jetta 2 mos ago, but gonna swap it in once the Diesel's come out...
Bro, she's got a gorgeous ******, but the chick next to me isn't going to think so when I am surfing this forum between classes tomorrow in the University Union. Change that, please.
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+1 for hardtop prices, not that I'm in desp need for one, but would def love to have one..

+1 for gas prices, got a Jetta 2 mos ago, but gonna swap it in once the Diesel's come out...
What the hell are you thinking? Change your avatar immediately. Or be banned immediately.
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What the hell are you thinking? Change your avatar immediately. Or be banned immediately.
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Guys sorrrrrrrrrrrrry, wasn't thinkin man...just saw something we could all enjoy...
I work for myself, so no prob at work...My bad...

So ummm... back to hardtops? lol
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