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Old 08-20-2009, 11:51 AM   #21
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Holy ... that a great find.. Get it before someone else does!!!
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Damn, called the guy and someone left a deposit and is picking it up on Tuesday... The search goes on..
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showing up with a wad of hundred dollar bills trumps any deposit imo.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #24
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Yea, but it's hard to buy plane tickets and show up hoping the car is still there
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Is an "r" package worth huting down? How much more should I expect to pay for an "r" package? Is the Bilstein suspension a significant improvement or the standard models? How does it compare to other aftermarket suspension packages?

I found this, but the price is a little higher than I was hoping to find one for.
http://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/1338808780.html

Thanks again for all the info guys. I appreciate the comments.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #26
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Is an "r" package worth huting down? How much more should I expect to pay for an "r" package? Is the Bilstein suspension a significant improvement or the standard models? How does it compare to other aftermarket suspension packages?

I found this, but the price is a little higher than I was hoping to find one for.
1995 Mazda Miata - Low Miles, Sport

Thanks again for all the info guys. I appreciate the comments.
****! You can buy one that already has a turbo for that money. Keep an eye on our classifieds if that is what you want. Are you using searchtempest to search craigslist? If not, try it.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:03 AM   #27
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Thanks, I am using that site. I just need to widen my search because the ones out here are over priced rust buckets.
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billsteins are pretty awesome and perform with most of the moderate suspension upgrades available.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:07 PM   #29
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The white "R" package from Florida was sold. : (. Still looking using searchtempest, craigslist, but not really finding much. Do more examples pop up during the fall and winter months?
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about $3,000 to $4,000 in alabama
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:56 PM   #31
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Can you tell if a car has a torsen by year & options?

Found this blue green one with leather in mass.
1997 Mazda Miata

Not sure if it is the popular equipment package or the "STO" (the STO doesn't have torsen).
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #32
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Am I the only one who finds some peoples ads retarded? This guy in VT apparantly spent a lot of money modifying his car, but can't seem to explain what exactly it has. It's like it would be a privelage to purchase this car off of him....

one more time read carfully 1994 fully built miata

1994 mazda miata was getting ready for running in limerock CONN in the mazda series so I have two of them for sale the red one is a road worth needs nothing and is very cherry fully rebuilt 1.8 with no cost spared and done right chryo tranny gears and same weights on both cars wanted to be top ten cars red car has drilled and slotted rotors ceramic pads 17"motegie 13lb wheels toyo tires ready to drive away new top this spring with no leaks just look at what people are asking for old 1.6 sohc cars these older cars had 80+ - horse power to the 1.8 dohc 130 I also have a bunch of after market goodies that will go with one or the other car like rear posi brace both cars have a special aftermarket cosi rear limited rear slip differential that gives full traction under power but unlocks and allows slippage under heavy cornering and brakeing to keep from looking the other way at the end of the straight the best part about the rules is the motors can be built but have to retain stock so to make more horse power and reliability they are both balanced internaly to keep them running very smooth like set a glass of water on the intake and you barely see the rippels in the water both motor are just past break in and are getting 32-34 mpg wich has to do with the set up time of the car the red car also has legal coil over adj shocks and fully adj suspension and I have way over a grand in brand new parts to the highest bidder want them gone 4500 for the red one 3500 for the black hard top email me for pics I am on dial up and takes for ever to down load into there site please no dickering I have over 10K in red car and 8k in black one but are very easly driven on the street and last longer and get better mpg and handle way better than a stock one dont be fooled these are the real deal not fakes or freebees i know its tough out there and thats why I am selling these off to many riggs in the drive way email me for pics but ask spacific questions on what you want so no time is waisted fall is on its way and once the leaves change you will want one
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The owner of the '94 is obviously an illiterate child. You should expect childish things from him. He may have spent a lot of money on parts and it might be a good deal, especially since he appears impulsive.

Leather cars typically have torsens if I remember correctly. M.net has a breakdown of all of that crap somewhere. I don't go over there much, so I don't recall where.
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The owner of the '94 is obviously an illiterate child. You should expect childish things from him. He may have spent a lot of money on parts and it might be a good deal, especially since he appears impulsive.

Leather cars typically have torsens if I remember correctly. M.net has a breakdown of all of that crap somewhere. I don't go over there much, so I don't recall where.
Usually, from past experience if the seller can't adequately describe what they have put on the car after spending $,$$$ thousands then they usually aren't worth dealing with.

Regarding the other car, usually cars with leather had the torsen, unless it's an STO edition. I don't know what color it is from the picture. Aparantly all STO's were the same color-Twilight Blue Mica.

From Miata.net:
"The following were not available from the factory on the STO:
cruise control, ABS, Torsen LSD, Premium Sound System, electric antenna, factory hardtop"

Can someone look at the picture and tell me if thats Twilight Blue Mica?

Thanks!
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Is this color twilight blue mica





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^Nope. Montego Blue. That car has a Torsen. It is the loaded with all the options model. Looks just like my loaded with options car.

It has the electric antenna, premium sound, elec mirrors, elec windows and most likely cruise control.

Good find.
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Thanks Sixshooter!! Thats the information I was looking for.
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So after talking with the owner he mentioned there is a rust bubble in the rear quarter. Maybe I need to look down south. Damn northeastern cars always have rust!!
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Not to stray from the original topic too far, but...

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^Nope. Montego Blue. That car has a Torsen.
All Montego Blues have a torsen? Or is it just that year?


I have a '97 that I believe is Montego Blue; would it have a Torsen?
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All Montego Blues have a torsen? Or is it just that year?


I have a '97 that I believe is Montego Blue; would it have a Torsen?
The tan leather seats and some of the other options accompany torsens in the original option groupings. Check m.net for the detailed answer. They have entire option tables on there.
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