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Old 06-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #76
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Another Miata lover chiming in.

Wife's 99 on the left, my 97 on the right. We love them.

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Old 06-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #77
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Thanks for the info.


Used hitches show up on Craigslist quite often. They're still available new from a couple of places.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #78
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Used hitches show up on Craigslist quite often. They're still available new from a couple of places.
U-haul has a class one that will pull 2000 pounds for $372 installed.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #79
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I want a 99 10th anniversary edition. I love that blue.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #80
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I was this close to buying one a few months ago, but found that the top edge of the windshield was right in my field of view, and it was pretty distracting. I am a little tall at 6-2, but sounds like some of you all are taller than me. how have you all dealt with this?
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #81
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I was this close to buying one a few months ago, but found that the top edge of the windshield was right in my field of view, and it was pretty distracting. I am a little tall at 6-2, but sounds like some of you all are taller than me. how have you all dealt with this?
Aftermarket seats or a foamectomy can bring the seat base down. Alternatively you can alter your sitting position, sometimes you can find a way to sit that brings you down a bit.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:48 PM   #82
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I was this close to buying one a few months ago, but found that the top edge of the windshield was right in my field of view, and it was pretty distracting. I am a little tall at 6-2, but sounds like some of you all are taller than me. how have you all dealt with this?


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Old 06-22-2012, 05:31 AM   #83
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I was this close to buying one a few months ago, but found that the top edge of the windshield was right in my field of view, and it was pretty distracting. I am a little tall at 6-2, but sounds like some of you all are taller than me. how have you all dealt with this?

The first gen cars sat you a little lower. What year are you looking at? 90-97 had a smidge more headroom with the top up.

Secondly, you're just not used to it. I'm 6'2" and can see out of mine (91) fine -- I do have to duck to luck up at traffic lights sometimes. I remember the feeling at first was like viewing the road through a gun slit but it's fine now.

Removing the sun visors can be helpful -- gives you a bit more visibility straight ahead.

Try putting the seat forward one notch from where it is now and reclining it a bit farther.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #84
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I do have to duck to luck up at traffic lights sometimes. I remember the feeling at first was like viewing the road through a gun slit but it's fine now.

I moved this from my Mini Clubman to my Mini Coupe to my MX-5.

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:21 AM   #85
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This week, I learned about the drains.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:56 AM   #86
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This week, I learned about the drains.

You mean the 'slide a length of coax cable down the rubber tube once in a while so you don't get a seat full of water' drains?

Have you learned about rolling the rear window over length of swim noodle so it doesn't buckle if you're too lazy to unzip every time?
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #87
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I moved this from my Mini Clubman to my Mini Coupe to my MX-5.

http://www.lightinsight.com/
Cool. There was something similar in the '50's but it mounted to the dash on a little stalk. Great for low roofline cars. Need to get a pair for the Stag and Tbird.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #88
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Haven't seen the "special edition" posted yet. From Amelia Island this year. Kind of a translucent red with black hardtop (also comes in white with red top IIRC)
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #89
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Haven't seen the "special edition" posted yet. From Amelia Island this year. Kind of a translucent red with black hardtop (also comes in white with red top IIRC)
I really really really really like those.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:49 PM   #90
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You mean the 'slide a length of coax cable down the rubber tube once in a while so you don't get a seat full of water' drains?
Yep. Those are the ones.

Not much crap came out, but I think that was the problem because it's rained every day since, and the floor's been dry as a bone. I think mine was a bit of a garage queen before I bought it.


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Have you learned about rolling the rear window over length of swim noodle so it doesn't buckle if you're too lazy to unzip every time?

Mine has a glass rear window (thankfully).
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