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Old 11-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Solstice or NC Miata?

Which would you choose given similar vintage and price?

NC.1 Miata or Solstice GXP (you know the one with the boost)

I like them both, but cant decide which is better.
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As much as I like the Kappa, I'd choose the NC for three reasons:

1: The soft-top on the Solstice / Sky is annoying to deal with.

2: Aftermarket parts support is better for the NC.

3: Since Mazda still exists, OEM parts support (both availability and cost) for the NC will likely also be better, particularly as the cars age.
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For street car I'd choose the Solstice
For race car or part time race car I'd choose NC.

Turbocharging for the NC has still a LONGGGG way to go to reach NA/NB levels. While you can throw a bunch of bolt ons and tune on the Solstice and have a very fun daily.

For race car NC is lighter, and more capable.

My .02
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What are you talking about with the top, does it just work better?

When I look at solstice/skys for sale I see alot of them say they have had their top replaced, I was wondering if there is a common problem with them.
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I'd pick the Sky over the Solstice.
The debate of an NC miata vs the Solstice is tough. I think I'd pick the NC with the retractable hardtop. Then I'd build it similar to Mann's NC, but maybe a different turbo?
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Solstice so we don't have to read your **** threads anymore.
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LeBaron.

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So, what you're saying is that the extent of the neurological damage was much greater than originally thought?
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So, what you're saying is that the extent of the neurological damage was much greater than originally thought?
I was this close to suggesting a Maserati TC by Chrysler, but I figured I'd better keep it within the OP's budget.
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I was this close to suggesting a Maserati TC by Chrysler, but I figured I'd better keep it within the OP's budget.
Ultimate baller post.
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Ultimate baller post.
You're fucken right!
I wanted to comment on that post, but I was left absolutely speechless. I was like, "wtf just happened?"
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I drove a bolt on +tune solstice and liked it.

It tasted like cherry chapstick.
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You're fucken right!
I wanted to comment on that post, but I was left absolutely speechless. I was like, "wtf just happened?"

Fully turbonated, fully luxurianated.
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Turbo not hit block, so it must be fine.
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whats up with that timing tension pulley? double bolted?
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Are we really comparing the Solstice to the NC?

Boost that ****. You know the one I'm talking about.
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whats up with that timing tension pulley? double bolted?
Looks to be an eccentric for adjustment and bolt for locking.
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The Solstice is cool looking but very impractical. The top sucks, no trunk, and no parts.
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The Solstice is cool looking but very impractical. The top sucks, no trunk, and no parts.
non-subjectively, it's one of the ugliest cars ever invented. get head examined.
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