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Old 12-17-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Non Convertible Replacement for Miata

After reading the M3, Mini thread, led me to a question:

If you were to get a non convertible replacement for the miata what would it be, considering:

1) relatively easy/cheap to maintain
2) relatively decent gas mileage
3) daily driver, fun on the track, fun on the streets
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A miata with a hardtop. Kind of joking, but not really....
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the hardtop thing got old. Had a hardtop, sold it because I hated it. The hardtop is constantly begging, take me off! and it maks things a little quieter, but not much.
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wrx with snow tires,

weather here in new england sucks ***

so ide go with that bad boy,
its cheap, Japaneses, turbo, awd,
cant go wrong as a daily
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Modded Civic

Oh wait... i've had and still have one.
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S13. Boost the stock motor.
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The WRX has no soul. Had one before I sold it to for the Miata.
Modded Civic begs steal me!
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Datsun 510
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The WRX has no soul. Had one before I sold it to for the Miata.
Modded Civic begs steal me!
Just a few mods and those cars REALLY wake up.

but from the factory they hate life.
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Yeah I had a lightly modded WRX. meh.
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older turbo Z w/ t-tops
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Modded Civic begs steal me!
Not if you hide the mods.
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Daily driver.. I would get something gas efficient or with enough power to tow/haul stuff. Depends on what you need a second car for. My miata is my play toy, so I need something daily that can get me to work and can fit more then a small box of cargo. If your miata is your toy.. get something fun at least.. my personal next toy car is probably the M3 "ugly duckling" hatchback thing.
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if I was replacin the miata, it would be either a clean 510 or a E30 M3 lightweight
for secind car, anything reliable really
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if I was replacin the miata, it would be either a clean 510 or a E30 M3 lightweight
for secind car, anything reliable really
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my personal next toy car is probably the M3 "ugly duckling" hatchback thing.
I love that thing
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240Z with mods.
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Easy choice for me. My GF said no more two door cars, so after im done with the miata, I think ill pick up an A4 or A5(yes not two door, but bigger and can fit 4).
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240Z with mods.
I drive mine to 1-2 track days a year, and maybe 100 street miles. A modded 240Z will beat you the hell up.
http://www.sonic.net/~kyle/kylez.html
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