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Old 01-31-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default Should I buy another miata?

I am about to drop 35-50k on some spiffy new car. BMW 335d, Lexus IS-F, or merc C63AMG.

I really want something that is very pleasant to spend time in while I shlep around the DC beltway in stop and go traffic etc.

Instead of buying one of the aforementioned cars, should I instead


Just Buy Another Miata?


I really love my miata so why shouldn't I just buy another NB for daily driving whroing? OR A NC

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I am about to drop 35-50k on some spiffy new car. BMW 335d, Lexus IS-F, or merc C63AMG.

I really want something that is very pleasant to spend time in while I shlep around the DC beltway in stop and go traffic etc.
Early '00s Jaguar XKR.

You can find 'em all day long for $15k in either coupe or ragtop. Comfy ride, capable handling, 370 HP / 387 ft/lbs. And sexy as hell.
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I've always thought about getting an NB and making the interior real nice. Adding nav, a nice sound system, sound deadening everywhere including on the inside of the hardtop, Alcantara seats, steering wheel, door panels ect. (since I'm guessing you don't want to go with suede). I think when I get an NB I'm going to do some of that, diffidently wrap the rollbar in something nice. Maybe start with a nice clean 10AE, get black 6UL wheels, a black hardtop. All that stuff plus xidas, big brakes, a 6 speed with 3.73 gears and a high revving LS1 would make my perfect miata.

Then again even if you left out the drivetrain mods, it would still be a project. I think a 335D would be a nice counterbalance to your high strung boostmobile, maybe it'd give you some appreciation for Miatas power.

Saying *** it to the Subi?

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Aren't those jags horribly unreliable, hence the price tag?
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:43 AM   #4
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Then again even if you left out the drivetrain mods, it would still be a project. I think a 335D would be a nice counterbalance to your high strung boostmobile, maybe it'd give you some appreciation for Miatas power.

Saying *** it to the Subi?

EDIT:
Aren't those jags horribly unreliable, hence the price tag?


I don't want another project. If I got another NB i would probably just put on my old racing beat exhaust and some lowering springs. And a rollbar when I found one. And my silver 6UL set.

The used subie I was going to get was sold. I am just going to sell the subie to carmax or someone for like 3000.
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test drive. decide.
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Can you drive something with 100rwhp again?
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test drive. decide.
This is a logical process. You need to check again to see who the op is - your proposition is invalid.
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No miata. It would be a great economical idea but you forget you have a complete turbo kit and exhaust for an nb do you really what to have to control yourself from that.lol I would recommend something like jesse's vette 20k and it is sweet fast and fuel efficient when your foot is not on the floor. I think for the price the car is amazing. It also has enough *** that you will not want to mod it.
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I went a few years without modding my daily Miata. I recently got a great deal on shocks for it and since the engine lived a life of sadness with the previous owner, it's going to receive a VVT swap. It's really convenient to have two Miatas in for maintenance and trouble-shooting, I have boxes of wheel bearings, sensors, bolts, clippies...and most go between cars just fine. I haven't owned a car that cost more than one paycheck in 6-years.

My daily is special:

No one would ever steal it, and this is somewhat liberating. I can park it outside in Houston and I know it will be there when I get back. If it hails, I don't care.
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Still trolling?

Fae picking a new car is like Hustler fretting about the reliability of his race car. Both are painful to watch...
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Still trolling?

Fae picking a new car is like Hustler fretting about the reliability of his race car. Both are painful to watch...
Welcome to global ignore, faggette.
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OK, I'll bite.

Just find a nice PRHT NC and drive it as-is without modding it. Or just get the 335D. They are basically the same car anyway. I can see why you are cross-shopping them.
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get a daily driver that is impossible to mod. then you will no longer be troll with sawzall.
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I saw a C32 AMG in Media, PA or might have been Conshohocken...it was black, gorgeous, had a window sticker that said 2010...$29,000
There.

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get a daily driver that is impossible to mod. then you will no longer be troll with sawzall.
Failflora will ALWAYS be a troll with a sawzall. lol
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Just buy a mobile home.
Comfy, and you won't be tempted to mod.
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Just buy a mobile home.
Comfy, and you won't be tempted to mod.
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Just buy a mobile home.
Comfy, and you won't be tempted to mod.
Just watch out for ride-alongs.
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