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Old 11-21-2014, 02:50 PM   #21
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Just the standard stuff you'd watch for as far as I know. To my knowledge the MSM doesn't have any glaring trouble spots (well, aside from the stock ECU ). smooth shifting, linear power, good condition, well maintained, blah blah blah...
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:18 PM   #22
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That is Ed, figured as much just wanted to make sure.

Nathan, just so you know, I notice very small inconsequential stuff with cars that most don't/wouldn't care about, so if I look at it, I'll be brutally honest.

I'll show up in my Miata so I seem like I know what I'm doing and hopefully he'll be more upfront about its history.

Have you done a Carfax on it yet?
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:03 AM   #23
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Man Jeff, sorry I missed your reply! I didn't have as good an excuse as you did lol. For some reason, I just didn't get the email notification. And speaking of holiday preparations, I don't expect you get around to reading this at all this weekend either. :-D Anyway that was awesome of you for offering to take a look at it last weekend, just sorry I missed the reply. As for a little update, the fuel pump issue was resolved, being just a lose fuel line on the pump throwing the lean code. I've booked a spot on a shuttle to head down there this Monday to check the car out. And assuming my test drive and inspection go clean, hopefully I'll be driving it home. I'd be glad to PM you the guy's number if you thought you were going to be down that way already this weekend, but I figure this would be a crazy busy weekend for you. So no worries man, while I'm not super familiar with all the quirks and ins and outs of the Miata, I am pretty confident with cars in general and I think I should be able to make the call on my own pretty well. And since I don't see myself being able to fly across the country and drive home the perfect specimen, I can't be super picky anyway. This on is "in my neighborhood" so to speak, so as long as it is solid and doesn't have any glaring issues, I'll probably buy it.

The owner could tell I knew cars and cared about the history and we have talked quite a bit and has been very open about it's history. (As much as he knows for only owning it since June. He has a dealers license and flips cars in his spare time) I did run Autocheck on it, and it came out clean. No accidents or odo problems or anything. I thought about running the carfax as well, cause I know they can sometimes report some different things, so I guess I might still do that. It's far from perfect, visually, but aside from the fuel pump issue, he says it has had no other issues at all, and runs perfectly. So I guess I'll be the judge of that on Monday.

Anyway, thanks again for your offer, only sorry I didn't see the response to take you up on it!
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