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Old 01-23-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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I want to daily drive it, and pull the miata to the track.
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Don't you already have a different Miata for DD duty? If I had both a track Miata and a daily Miata, I'd buy a dirt cheap tow vehicle, i.e. not one I'd want to DD.
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Yeah, what happened to the gold-digger filter?
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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Don't you already have a different Miata for DD duty? If I had both a track Miata and a daily Miata, I'd buy a dirt cheap tow vehicle, i.e. not one I'd want to DD.
my other miata runs great but its ******* beat, ugly, and I hate being stuck in such a little car all the time...but fuel is cheap. My subaru needs a trans. I'd like to give the ugly miata to my sister for her to make into a track car, I don't know what to do with the subaru.

I don't want 3-cars, I want 2. I don't want to get a ******* tow vehicle to insure monthly just to pull the miata a few times per year. I'm trying to resist the gx470 and get something reasonable.

I also want to take my miata to the track locally and a few hours away and know I'm going to make it home. I was thinking about driving up to Hallett for a track day, but its going to suck *** when I blow something up and I'm stranded 5-hours from home.
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You're in Texas, why not a pickup? Talk about cheap insurance...
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Well since you put it that way, I've always wanted a 4 runner, and all black rocks.
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4 runner are great... My moms had one since '97 and still runs like a champ with 180k.

People will steal your cat. no joke.
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You're in Texas, why not a pickup? Talk about cheap insurance...
too big, and trucks are too big to park downtown. I'm civilized. I need a girlfriend with a truck...and a great body.
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The great thing about the 4 runners and Xterras(love mine) is they are built on truck frames, but not sized like them.

I won't say they drive like cars as it's a huge difference from the miata, but they aren't bad, and still useful.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:59 AM   #10
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because

a) black sucks to maintain and I will never own another black car

b) because the EARLIER 4runners had removable tops. boyee!
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because

a) black sucks to maintain and I will never own another black car

b) because the EARLIER 4runners had removable tops. boyee!
i won't do black again either...well, at least not another black car.
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What year is that/motor is in it?

The 3.0 sucks. Though, it might be from the generation just before that one.
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What year is that/motor is in it?

The 3.0 sucks. Though, it might be from the generation just before that one.
define "sucks."
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1. get another miata
2. 302 swap
3. use it to tow the other miata
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I used to have '99 w/ the 3.4. It will pull a Miata, but not well. My trailer is light (1200#) w/ brakes on 1 axle and it had a hard time getting it going and getting it stopped. Also, the wheelbase is too short in my opinion. If you ever got in a bad cross wind, you'd wreck it all. I got a real truck ('04 2500HD 4x4 long bed extended cab) and would never consider going back. I wont even tow with our TrailBlazer SS due to the wheel base being short even thought it has more power than the 2500.
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I used to have '99 w/ the 3.4. It will pull a Miata, but not well. My trailer is light (1200#) w/ brakes on 1 axle and it had a hard time getting it going and getting it stopped. Also, the wheelbase is too short in my opinion. If you ever got in a bad cross wind, you'd wreck it all. I got a real truck ('04 2500HD 4x4 long bed extended cab) and would never consider going back. I wont even tow with our TrailBlazer SS due to the wheel base being short even thought it has more power than the 2500.
then I'm just going to get a semi-tractor to tow my 2klb car.

My 6-speed fell through, so I'm back to square one. I wish I had left this ******* car NA so I could drive it to and from the track and know I'm going to make it home and deal with all this ******* bullshit reliability garbage. God damn-it, holy ****!
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4-runners are the ****. You can't go wrong. It will tow your car. Sure, a big ******* truck will pull a load better, but that 'yota will do fine. If you were pulling a 20 yd^3 dumping trailer to the pit to get red clay, I wouldn't buy that truck. But for a miata, it's fine.
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I wish I had left this ******* car NA so I could drive it to and from the track and know I'm going to make it home and deal with all this ******* bullshit reliability garbage. God damn-it, holy ****!
You track a car. That's part of the game.
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