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Old 09-10-2013, 05:49 AM   #226
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Front main is also a common leaker. Might as well replace the timing belt while you're in there.


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Old 09-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #227
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Winding Road POV

Some really nice audio in this. Watch with headphones on, it's like music. Stock exhaust too. My '99 sounds the same.

http://youtu.be/h_6L0Gwo1z8
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:34 AM   #228
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Now that the wife no longer rides with me on the bike (bad hip), we take this out . . .



to go hunting for roads and trails to explore on this.



Miata: The perfect scouting tool for a GS ride. Do it while you can!!
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:54 AM   #229
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I feel bad. My Miata is becoming my beater car. I haven't washed it in months and it's always used in the bad weather now so I can keep the Abarth clean. The paint is starting to look a little oxidized and it's picked up some dings. It is leaking a bit of oil and I have no idea from where. The front air dam is banged up and the paint is peeling off of it. All the bushings are worn out. Poor thing...

I did see a late model MX5 last week that made me genuinely jealous though. lowered, gold wheels, white paint with red stripes on the sides. I think it was a special cup edition or something but it was sweet and it was hauling ass!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #230
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Someone buy this so I don't have to. Very - I mean VERY - clean '91 Special Edition. Would look great with a set of Panasport wheels (like in the pic below). Less than 24 hours left. Comes with a factory hardtop.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ebaymotors/1991-M...e#ht_500wt_922

This isn't the car that's for sale but it's the same year and colour. Those Panasports look nice, no? A set of Konigs would too.


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Old 10-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #231
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:21 AM   #232
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My wife borrowed her parents' VW bug convertible for the summer and now really wants a convertible. Not a VW though - what a piece of shit. A Miata seems like a good choice. What should I look for in a ~10 year old Miata? Any weak points I should pay particular attention to when shopping?
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:48 AM   #233
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My wife borrowed her parents' VW bug convertible for the summer and now really wants a convertible. Not a VW though - what a piece of shit. A Miata seems like a good choice. What should I look for in a ~10 year old Miata? Any weak points I should pay particular attention to when shopping?
http://www.miata.net/faq/faq2.html#A
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:55 AM   #234
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Thanks - I managed to find that just after my post. It looks like the normal things you'd look at when evaluating any used car. I didn't see any particular weaknesses of Miatas which is good news.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #235
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Thanks - I managed to find that just after my post. It looks like the normal things you'd look at when evaluating any used car. I didn't see any particular weaknesses of Miatas which is good news.

They are as reliable as bricks provided they have been maintained acceptably. Just a few years to keep an eye on that had more problems than the rest, but if you are only looking at 10 years back, you'll avoid them all.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #236
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Looking to get a brand new Club Sport (manual of course) soft top. Not looking to turbo/supercharge the car but would like a little more HP while retaining the warranty. How much can you expect to gain from headers, muffler, and intake mods?
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:31 PM   #237
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Eh, leave it alone. 10 or so hp more won't make the difference. If ya want more horses look for something else.

I had an exhaust made for my '10 though- the stock one is louder in low rpm's than up north. Now it's progressive, like it should be.

What a MX-5 really wants is suspension mods.

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Old 11-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #238
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One of the original MX-5 concept cars, If they kept the sharp front it may not of turned into the "hairdressers" car it is known for and notice the series 3 RX7 wheels.. Maybe they should of kept that going and used the rotary too..



Here is a good MX-5 build thread - http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=234821
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:23 PM   #239
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http://www.motorward.com/2008/12/mit...gan-mazda-mx5/

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Old 11-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #240
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One of the original MX-5 concept cars, If they kept the sharp front it may not of turned into the "hairdressers" car it is known for and notice the series 3 RX7 wheels.. Maybe they should of kept that going and used the rotary too..



Here is a good MX-5 build thread - http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=234821


I've been into Miatas for nearly a decade and I've never seen this car! Can anyone else confirm this was actually a concept and is not somebody's kit?
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