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Old 02-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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I remember back in the day when i stumbled apon this site and the dredded M.net and was first introduced to what a Miata really had to offer, i had considdered other cars like an old corvet, camaro, or something of that nature.. I knew the end result i wanted was a light, rear wheel drive, short wheel base car that i could make fast, without putting myself 30k in debt doing so. Now being young and uneducated in what else is available in the wide world of automobiles, maybe some of you more educated people could fill me in.

What other cars are out there that meet these requirements..

Base car price for less than 6k
fairly light, or could be made so
short wheel base
rear wheel drive
decent availability of after market parts
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old toyota rwd corolla 85-86 take that and drop a mk2 supra motor (500-1200) but that car is hard to find
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I was actually looking at an 84-87 RWD Corolla, but then realized that the Miata provided everything that I was looking for in the Corolla, but with better parts support, and more availability. Plus, very few people know the advantages to Miatae.
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yeah i know, its always been flagged as a slow girls car for some reason... Average Joe doesnt realize the kind of engineering that went into making it a true sports car
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toyota mr2, porsche 914, 944, boxter, 911, pontiac fiero (too heavy tho), s2000. Honestly, the only thing that is anything close to a miata is the porshe 944 and the honda s2000 that I can think of and i believe those are both heavier
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ive seen a few 944's around here for sale.. thats actualy what got me thinkin... but i dont think it would be cheep to mod a porshe
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there's nothing as cheap/sporty/small/light as a miata that i know of, esp. something that you can modify so cheaply

it's really pretty one-of-a-kind
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Mercurys idea of a sport car -- The Infamous CRAPI!
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yeah there is someone that parks in the office complex next to mine that drives a Capri those things look like total turds
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My friend just unloaded a 944 because the parts to keep it on the road were killing him, and there aren't many junkyards with 944s to pick over if you need something like a control arm or diff. OEM part prices are scary as hell, I bet performance parts are, too. I think an older MR2 is probably the closest.
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wonder if there will ever be another car like the miata?
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oh and HAPPY B-DAY LOLA!

mine was last weekend
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oh and HAPPY B-DAY LOLA!

mine was last weekend
And, Happy Belated to you Sir!
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a MR2. My friend bought a 2nd gen turbo for 6k and it kept up with a s2k...it didn't win...but it kept up.
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If gas prices stay higher, it might give some more car co.'s an incentive to build smaller and lighter - maybe even an RWD convertible!




Yes, and monkeys might fly out of my butt!
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hahahah i seen a V8 solstice on tv the other night... looked pretty BA
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yeah i know, its always been flagged as a slow girls car for some reason...
I hear you. When I got the car, all I got was "Why did you get a girly/gay car?"
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woah, im really liking your 6ul's. Beautiful car dude, very clean.

Nothing else really has so many benefits as the miata.
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If gas prices stay higher, it might give some more car co.'s an incentive to build smaller and lighter - maybe even an RWD convertible!




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Ah, nothing like a flock of Butt Monkeys taking rise from the ---- orifice. It always a relief to get rid of those ---- intruders :gay:
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wow, i gotta lower my car, makes it look soooo much better.. Nice ride savington
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