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Old 12-26-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Well I finally found the right one for me. I was looking for a green one with tan leather interior, but I bought a Silver 2000, base model. It has 91k miles and has been cared for very well. I have all the records, etc. Yeah, it has a blemish or two, but it is very solid.

I bought in the Bay Area, where I live, and drove it to Henderson, NV where I am working. I got 31.7 mpg for the 568 mile trip. I am very happy with that. I am driving over 100 miles a day now and wanted at least 30 mpg, so it looks like that will not be a problem.

I know most of you aren't interested in fuel economy, but at this point I have to be. I'll see if I can upload a couple pics.

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Old 12-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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So when are you gonna strap a turbo to it?
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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Hi rckendall, enjoy your stay :)
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What a gay car. Luckily we all own one here (well most of us). With a 2560r turbo at 8psi I got 32mpg with a megasquirt FYI.

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome. Nearly 30 years ago I did some serious playing with cars. I had one that I time trialed and messed around with (the new one) and one I just drove. That was a good working situation.

Right now, I need one I can drive daily and get good economy, but I could sure see myself having another one to really play with. So, I'll just keep hanging around and absorbing knowledge until that time comes.

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Old 12-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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Welcome, rckendall. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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