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Old 03-11-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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Hello guys, I've been driving a mazdaspeed protege since 2003. I've done pretty much every performance mod possible: gt28rs turbo, FMIC, forged internals, supporting mods. etc..

But it's time to add another mazda to the stable - I'm actively seeking out the right miata for me.

I'm joining to learn (a lot) from you guys and to hopefully become a solid contributor to your community.

Thanks for letting me lurk/learn!

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Old 03-11-2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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you can turn a wrench. youre better than some of our noobs.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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you can turn a wrench. youre better than some of our noobs.
Haha. Yeah I've turned a few. Can't wait to get my hands on a miata tho
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welcome, you will enjoy how easy this car is to work on.
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Welcome to the site. Post up some pics of the protege when you get a chance. I've always liked them and yours sounds pretty well put together.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:54 PM   #6
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Welcome to the site. Post up some pics of the protege when you get a chance. I've always liked them and yours sounds pretty well put together.
Meet Stephanie. She plays nice with miatas. haha


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Clean looking car I have always liked them, but everyone who sells one thinks they are worth a million dollars. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:38 PM   #8
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Clean looking car I have always liked them, but everyone who sells one thinks they are worth a million dollars. Welcome to the forum.
Yeah they are a little high. I can somewhat sympathize though: I bought mine new for 22.5 and put another 10 into it. But if I were to sell it would go for $6500. Sad, but I'll never let her go. haha.

What I don't understand is how people expect to get a big return on mods? Ya know?

Side note: I feel that miatas hold their value much better than the MSPs.
Side note #2: Your sig cracks me up.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:37 PM   #9
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I just had one offered to me got 7500. I saw an orange high mileage one go for 9000 about a year ago.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:41 AM   #10
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I picked up a 2000 NB in silver today. It was owned by a 65 year old. Clean. Unmolested. I'll get some pics up this weekend!
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Congrats. You don't waste any time lol.
Clean MSP.
Looks like you have a thing for silver cars
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