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post #23836 of 26282
The silver and black miata is the good one.
post #23837 of 26282
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

The silver and black miata is the good one.

I know. I'm still waiting for a response.

Edit just got in touch with me. turns out the car has been sitting since the winter when it was taken off the road. this is challenging because I've been having everyone give me a ride as a passenger to see how the car works and I don't think I would do it here given that the car isn't really road legal right now.

The car was worked on and painted right before it was put away. And the reason was that the guy selling it his daughter became pregnant and wouldn't fit in the car anymore she got married right after the work was done and became pregnant shortly after.

So I'm kind of unsure as to how I'd evaluate the car he has a listed for 3000 I'm sure I can get it down to 2500 which makes it the best value proposition and I can't really see it needing more than 500 bucks worth of work get it running again if there's something that needs doing. It only has 120,000 miles on it.
Edited by ridethecliche - 8/2/16 at 4:01pm
post #23838 of 26282
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Um, dumb question, but how the heck does someone get a car home from out of state if you don't have plates/tags etc?

Key words to search for are "transit registration".
http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=810&q=245058
post #23839 of 26282

I need an E39 M in IB.
post #23840 of 26282
Depending on how far it is, a car transport might work out for you. Couple hundred dollars. But worth it if you can save a few on the car.

That silver Miata delivered to your house for 3k is a good deal.
post #23841 of 26282
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Depending on how far it is, a car transport might work out for you. Couple hundred dollars. But worth it if you can save a few on the car.

That silver Miata delivered to your house for 3k is a good deal.

The only thing that gives me pause is how I'd evaluate a car that's been sitting for a few months and isn't currently legal on the road.

I'm still going to look at it tomorrow.

Looked at this today as well. Car felt like it drove pretty well, but unfortunately it had a bit of rust and a few sizable dents. The wheels are pretty cool though, but needs new tires. Definitely very go kart feeling which is exactly what I'm after. For 2-2.5k I'd consider it, but 3k seemed high. Car also has 203k miles.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/5668310461.html
Edited by ridethecliche - 8/2/16 at 7:50pm
post #23842 of 26282
Pass on the beat up one. The old BBS rims are cool, but easy to source. Rust and dents cost way more to fix than mechanical stuff.

The silver one? See if you can start it and check all systems on his property.

Take a small torch, look under it. Check all rubber links, look for weeping on the struts, strut tops for cracks, follow the exhaust from back to front, brakes for meat on the pads, discs for scratch circles, check all fluid levels,oil color, air filter, tire wear-alludes to alignment, all switches, lights, and windows work, shifts smoothly, engine makes no bad sounds.

All this? You can do an after purchase service when you get it home. And you are all good.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 8/2/16 at 11:15pm
post #23843 of 26282
I need a CSL with straight pipes in my life.

post #23844 of 26282
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Pass on the beat up one. The old BBS rims are cool, but easy to source. Rust and dents cost way more to fix than mechanical stuff.

The silver one? See if you can start it and check all systems on his property.

Take a small torch, look under it. Check all rubber links, look for weeping on the struts, strut tops, follow the exhaust from back to front, brakes for meat on the pads, discs for scratch circles, check all fluid levels,oil color, air filter, tire wear-alludes to alignment, all switches, lights, and windows work, shifts smoothly, engine makes no bad sounds.

All this? You can do an after purchase service when you get it home. And you are all good.

 

Yeah, agree about the beat up one, but it really did feel like a go kart so I feel like I'm barking up the right tree with the early NA's.

Here's one I'm going to see later in the week that looks pretty well sorted: https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/5689679492.html

 

Here's another one that's a bit further away but might be able to make do: https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/5685761726.html
Need to see what the rust is like if it has anything over a little bubbling. It's honestly impossible to avoid in New England unless you keep the car indoors in the winter.

 

As a total non-sequitor. I wonder if this guy will come down. I used to love these as a kid. They came out right when I moved to the US and I was enamored like woah.

https://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/5669744836.html


(02 mustang gt convertible. V8 madnessss. This is very much an emotional consideration since the car is only potentially within my range anyway.  Also Mustang vs Miata are probably as far opposed from each other in the weight and handling department as possible.)


Edited by ridethecliche - 8/2/16 at 10:25pm
post #23845 of 26282
The blue one looks decent, really hate the interior as it is now. Mostly the steering wheel. Can you fit aftermarket steering wheels over there? That, a new gear knob, (and seats?). Meh. .

Saw a Navy Blue Mx5 here last week. It looks super aggressive, over fenders, black watanabe's, small GT wing, canards, just sick. Made me rubberneck while driving.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edited by Thrift Vader - 8/3/16 at 4:12am
post #23846 of 26282
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The blue one looks decent, really hate the interior as it is now. Mostly the steering wheel. Can you fit aftermarket steering wheels over there? That, a new gear knob, (and seats?). Meh. .

Saw a Navy Blue Mx5 here last week. It looks super aggressive, over fenders, black watanabe's, small GT wing, canards, just sick. Made me rubberneck while driving.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

The issue with aftermarket steering wheels is inspection if they don't have airbags. It used to be okay but apparently inspection rules changed and you can fail for that now in my state.

I wish the blue car had a tan interior. That would have been perfect.

Thoughts on the stang?
post #23847 of 26282
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Black interior is easy to work with. Easy to co-ordinate seats and stuff, which down the line will be important.

Don't early 1st gens not have the pillow wheel?
post #23848 of 26282
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Thoughts on the stang?

All those pics and none of the engine bay? :puzzled:

post #23849 of 26282
I wonder if I'll get my car before rtc does tongue.gif
post #23850 of 26282
Who wants to hold the betting money?nest.gif
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