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Old 09-05-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Hello from Florida!

Hey everyone i'm new here. I just wanted to say hey and introduce myself and maybe meet a few people on the forums.
First of all my names Devin and I happen to be one of those dreaded teenagers that all people hate, but i'm not that bad. I'm not stuck up, snobby, or any other arbitrary stereotype you can come up with.
I live in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. If you live near me then tell me i'd love to talk to you about Miatas and maybe see your Miata. I don't actually own a Miata yet, I'm trying to find the right one that is in my price range and actually in a reasonable distance from me :/ so far no luck. I'm looking at somewhere right around a 5000$ budget right now. I'm trying to find one with a good body and a turboed engine. The turbo doesn't even have to be in yet, i'd love to do it myself. (If you have something you think i'd like email me at [email protected])
I plan to build up on it slowly but surely over time from the money at a part time job while attending school. Then maybe one day i'll have a real Miata. Questions? Comments? Opinions? Complaints? Greetings? Anything just say it.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:49 AM   #2
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You may do well here. Welcome.

For $5000 you should be able to pick up something decent.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:51 AM   #3
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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Good to have another Floridian aboard.

What color are you looking for? What year?
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:33 AM   #5
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Florida?! I hear that place is....weird.

Welcome to MT! This place RULEZ
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:39 AM   #6
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Honestly I would tell you to wait if possible until this winter, and drive up here, ill be you can find a NICE NB or NB2 for that price since the cost of convertibles goes down during winter by a good bit.... Just my 2 cents.... since thats when i got my miata and a hell of a deal at that....8800 for a 03 with 43K miles on it...... Out the door......
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:41 PM   #7
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Really any model that's a 1993 or newer. And color doesn't really matter to me at this point, any color will do.
And at the rate i'm going it'll be winter by the time I find one anyways haha.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:33 PM   #8
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Emissions will be something to think about too when choosing a model. Start reading the stickies for some beginner info on turbos and so forth. Welcome to the best high performance miata forum.

https://www.miataturbo.net/prefabbed-turbo-kits-3/ebay-turbo-kits-19358/

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:53 PM   #9
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I was actually looking into this one.
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/2512454417.html
The post has been up for a month so it may be gone by now. It's exterior isn't that good but the interior and all the other upgrades make it worth it I think. All it really needs is a couple exterior panels replaced and a paint job and it'll look nice.
Any opinions on it?
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:09 PM   #10
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I'd say if u dont rely on it being your DD go for it. Looks like a nice ride and i'm sure those upgrades are way over the 4k hes asking however theres probably few things that will pop up so it wont be instant fun/reliability. I'm assuming he was tunning it and tunning it and couldnt get it right so it went over his head and hes just trying to get rid of it at this point.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #11
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Ah dang it. Any Miata I get for now would have to be my DD. Guess i'll have to try to find another :/ I guess reliability is a big issue for me atm as well
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That car was actually for sale on here for awhile. I'm pretty sure he parted it out already.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:54 PM   #13
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Well damn. Finding a Miata is much harder then you would think...
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #14
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Personally i'd start with looking at our classified here in the forum. Theres plenty of miatas here for sale just gotta find the right one.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #15
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I have found some. However any that i'm interested in don't fit my budget or are to far away for me to purchase.
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Finding a miata isn't difficult, but finding a CLEAN miata for a decent price is!

And, as stupid as it may sound, the cars do go up in value in Summer (I know, it's always summer here)

Just keep your eyes peeled.

Just how far ARE you willing to travel? I could always keep my eyes peeled

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If I did it all over again I'd get an early 90s on the cheap. Since I have replaced just about everything on the car at this point.... twice.
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stay patient, it took me 2-3 months of looking at craigslist ads, autotrader ads and countless trips to visit cars that turned out to be ****. eventually i found my 99 and paid 3600. for 5k you can get a well maintained car with reasonable miles.
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stay patient, it took me 2-3 months of looking at craigslist ads, autotrader ads and countless trips to visit cars that turned out to be ****. eventually i found my 99 and paid 3600. for 5k you can get a well maintained car with reasonable miles.
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It took me close to 4 months to find my NB2 for a NB1 price. I really recommend waiting until winter and checking GA,AL,NC,SC,TN. I can guarantee you that the prices drop a lot in the winter time,
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That's pretty much what I'm going for. I think I'm going to end up buying a stock miata and put in suspension, sway bars, turbo, etc as I go.
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