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Old 08-04-2014, 07:53 PM   #61
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If i may chime in quickly. If you plan on driving a Miata through winter and it's rust free it won't be after one winter in snow/salt.

Ask me how i know.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:46 AM   #62
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Joe I sent you a potential on your FB. But no VVT, which is sad.
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Think Imma check dis out, as it's only about 30 minutes away by rail:

2004 Mazda Miata LS odometer: 132000 title status : clean



2004 Mazda Miata LS, convertible, 5speed Manual Transmission, Silver W/Blue Top. Premium Wheels, Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors, Cold A/C, In-Dash CD, Remote Keyless Entry, 132K miles. Looks and Runs Great.



(My plan to fly to Georgia to buy a car was deemed "insane" by the woman, who liked the black chery mica one that Cleetus the Slackjawed Yokel won't budge from $8k for.)
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:07 AM   #64
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Go $11k and sell you my 2006 Grand Touring with only 46k miles on it.



All synthetic fluids, brake/clutch flushed, new Conti DW tires.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:16 AM   #65
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The degree to which I do not want an NC is difficult to convey in mere words.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:19 AM   #66
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ha, I was going to say: it took joe years and years to even consider an NB, with crazy technology like power windows, ac, ps, and other ultra plush creature comforts as those.

It will be another 20 years before he embraces the NC
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:20 AM   #67
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The degree to which I do not want an NC is difficult to convey in mere words.

They're actually pretty fun to drive after you throw some suspension at them.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:04 PM   #68
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The degree to which I do not want an NC is difficult to convey in mere words.


Fair enough. Just thought I'd throw it out there since those NB prices seem a bit steep and the NC is far superior in everyway as a DD.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:35 PM   #69
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(My plan to fly to Georgia to buy a car was deemed "insane" by the woman
I guess she's never had the pleasure of getting a rusted out shock off... Oh well, my wife would probably side with her.

Good luck!
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:02 PM   #70
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That silver '04 is more like it pricewise. Probably will be a rustbucket or something.

Best of luck Joe. Props for NC comment, even if that's a super nice car and really would be far superior to everything else you're looking at for what you're looking to do.
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If only I wasn't planning a wedding right now...

Mazda Miata Mx5 2003

I'm in Miami this week for work, if it were any other year, I would probably be cancelling my flight home.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:53 PM   #72
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Wow. Are NB's really going for that much?
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Holy ballz, that seems too good to be true

If buy that car in a heartbeat if it was in NC/SC
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:59 PM   #74
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Joe, please do not get a black car.
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It is done.




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ha, I was going to say: it took joe years and years to even consider an NB, with crazy technology like power windows, ac, ps, and other ultra plush creature comforts as those.
This is my first car built in the 21st century, my first car with A/C, my first car with power windows, etc...

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning and finding yourself a transsexual quadruple amputee in the le du Diable prison in 19th century French Guiana.




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the NC is far superior in everyway as a DD.
Aside from being heavier, uglier, twice as expensive, and less comfortable to sit in, yes, I agree completely.




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That silver '04 is more like it pricewise. Probably will be a rustbucket or something.
And that would be a totally reasonable thing to expect.

It would also be wrong.













According to Vulpes carpentum, the car spent the first 4.5 years of its life in North Carolina (0-46,000 miles), then moved to Boca Raton, FL where it lived until April 2013 and 121,000 miles, whereupon it moved to the Empire state and racked up another 11,000 miles between then and now.

So the underside is pretty damned clean. Most of the brown stuff is dirt, there aren't even any spots I'd want to hit with POR15 before applying an undercoating. I need to get under there and take a closer look at some point as something is rattling like hell when I go over bumps (sounds exhaust-ey), but of course I need to buy jackstands, a jack, a house with a garage, etc. City life has deprived me of these things.



I welcome specific recommendations for undercoating / rustproofing, incidentally.



So far as I can tell, it's not actually an LS as advertised, but rather an Azure Blue Leather package base car- worst of both worlds. Still, it'll be easy enough to upgrade it to a base black cloth car.
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Congrats!

But aside from being quicker, more comfortable, better A/C, better suspension, stronger trans/diff and hubs.........I guess an NA/NB is better.

Enjoy the new ride!
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Congrats Joe! Dab some of this on those little rust spots with a chip brush:

Wipe it off with some alcohol before you apply undercoating.
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So glad to see you are back in the saddle again. Now if only we can get Brain and Y8s back on another project.
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LOL yeah right.

Although I do keep whispering into Scotts ear to start buying parts for the subaru.
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Also, I have a 30 day subscription to AutoCheck, if anyone needs some VINs run.
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