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Old 10-25-2017, 07:42 PM   #11
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He has a Harley, a motorhome, and a pick'em-up truck, none of that screams Miata owner to me.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:19 PM   #12
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The NC is the bigger heavier one. That said, I love mine. The factory sport suspension and a stiffer front sway bar utterly transformed the car form the NC's I drove in '06 & '07. Those rolled a lot. Mine is very flat without being ridiculous.

To me the key to their enjoyment is:

- Avoid highways as it is geared very low and is not quiet. It will get tiring quickly.
- It's no frills, so adjust expectations.
- Drive it hard, otherwise it will feel slow and you will start noticing the shortcomings in comfort. Luckily its low gearing allows you to wind it out at totally normal speeds.
- Don't drive it daily. It will wear thin fairly quickly. But as an occasional fun car that is cheap to own, it's pretty perfect.

Now that I got my new steering wheel, I love it even more.
This man has some VERY GOOD advice ... absolutely get what you mean .. these sports cars are good ... in d o s e s !!
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:51 PM   #13
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He has a Harley, a motorhome, and a pick'em-up truck, none of that screams Miata owner to me.
But also chill, happy-go-lucky (in a good way or so he seems on the internet) and a 325i rwd sport. Not east coast. Miatas would be a blast out by Tahoe.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:02 PM   #14
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I would look for a 2010+ retractable hardtop NC Miata. I think 2010+ models look a little better and the retractable hardtop would be more comfortable in bad weather? I think they look cool with the top up and still can go all the way down like a normal Miata.

The 2016+ ND Miata is a better car, but they are still really expensive and their transmissions go boom.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:18 PM   #15
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People seem to love Miatas. You can get a nice C4 zr1 for that kind of money though.
I'd end up with a stack of speeding tickets, lol.
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I see what you did there.

Maybe it is......maybe it isn't.

Perhaps I need to rent one ??
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That sounds high for a 6 year old example. You can buy a brand new one with 0 miles for under $25,000.
It does sound a bit high.

Not really interested in paying a premium price for a new one. A "cream puff" with low miles and around $10-15k is what I'm after.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:23 PM   #18
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I’d go new as well. The car is so much better looking these days—and, given that you keep your cars forever, you would get your money’s worth.
Heh, yeah. I do seem to keep my wheels forever.

A new one would be nice, but I'm not so sure if I'm going to like it for that long like my current 3.

I suppose when my Bimmer is starting to nickel and dime me to death, I'd spring for one.

I don't know, I'm so friggen lost....
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The new car is more "Miata" than the NC (Third gen) car was. The NC got larger, more luxurious (I guess?), heavier and was sloppier in the handling department. The ND returns to the small, light, flickable formula.
I didn't know that, that's good to know.

I need to test drive one of these things.
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Miata has always been a sore subject for me . . . I can still remember the excitement before they were released . . . and I remember my huge disappointment when I could not fit into the first one that arrived at my local dealer.

My legs are just too long.

The newest version is very sharp looking, but doesn't the Fiat version come with a slightly tweaked motor?
I remember a pic of you next to your big-ass RV, and you're pretty tall.

So yeah, you'd have to be sitting in the trunk of the Miata in order for you to drive it, LOL.
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