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On the way to work today I saw a 328i with a personalized plate. It read, "328i." I chuckled and thought of this thread.

 

They should have debadged it and put 335i on the license plate.  How many of the general public know the 328 has single exhaust vs. the 335 dual exhaust?

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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I need a CSL with straight pipes in my life.


Move to the UK.
post #23898 of 26274
i am near the Lawrence area rtc and could drive that miata for you
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

I don't think @Al9146 would mind, when i say i want to guide RTC into a ride that will fill his rear view mirror. On a cup ramen budget.
 

 

I don't mind at all - in fact, I encourage it! :cheers:

 

I think the process of building a little hot rod is a blast, and I think every car enthusiast should try it. 

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I actually don't remember RTC saying that he wanted to learn to be a mechanic or fabricator, or drive on a track, but this is entertaining so please carry on lol8[1].gif
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I actually don't remember RTC saying that he wanted to learn to be a mechanic or fabricator, or drive on a track, but this is entertaining so please carry on lol8[1].gif


Yeah, I was laughing about some of these suggestions.  Oh you have $4k, go buy this car, and down the road you can buy $4k worth of stuff and make it an awesome track car.

 

To each their own, but I don't want to spend time working on my car.  Just like with my motorcycle which I have delusions about doing modifications to.. when I have time and it is nice enough that I want to be working on my bike, I rather just be out riding.

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Car is getting aligned as we speak and I can pick it up tomorrow!!!


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post #23903 of 26274
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

I'm not sure if any of you understand, but i have tried my best to take rtc under my wing. To guide him as a mechanic, a painter, and a fabricator. I sincerely hope he smiles every time he gets in his next car. And laughs maniacally when giving it the beans.

My honest opinion is, almost any car can be great. With research and effort. (And money) so i say pick a decent car, and go from there. Make it special. Because you sure as hell won't get special in any budget.
I don't think @Al9146 would mind, when i say i want to guide RTC into a ride that will fill his rear view mirror. On a cup ramen budget.

An NB is my personal pick of the Miata's because of the 1.8, the 6spd, the interior, and for the update- the better chassis.
Last gen Mr2 could do it, but not for the same dollars.

Use the resources available. And jump into one.

You got this.

 

The MR2 I looked at had like 144k miles on it and I think the guy would bite for 4200. It would need brakes and a tune up probably, but I think I can swing it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sonick View Post


Nb1 (99-00) are very similar weight and set up to NA (early NBs apparently weigh less than late NAs) , so handle similarly but with improved interior. NB2 is heavier due to chassis stiffening. They also have updated styling and interior.
 
That's actually great to know. I think I might have to boost up my budget and try to make that happen. I could honestly swing it and the resale might be better on something like that.
I like how the cars I've looked at have felt on the road, but the interiors and 'polish' just isn't there.

The silver one I looked at was honestly dirty and didn't look the best, but honestly so much of that was due to just sitting for 6 months... I think it'd clean up pretty nicely. I found 2 places that do PPI's and one charges 100 that the owner would split with me and the other would charge 45 that I would cover. Complicated by the fact that the car isn't really stickered for the road right now. 
 
/shrug
 

 

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Originally Posted by horndog View Post

MR2! Toyota bulletproof, exotic mid-engine placement, easy swap to a 2ZZ when you're ready (https://monkeywrenchracing.com/) for a poor man's Lotus. APR widebody kit is avail and looks rad.
 
 
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


Good, 2003+ is the model year you want.
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Originally Posted by horndog View Post

Good, 2003+ is the model year you want.
Yeah, that car is certainly high up in the running. I'm so tempted to just go for it tbh. The experience was pretty surreal being in it compared to the 90's miata's. But I haven't even looked at an NB yet, so maybe I should wait to see a couple first.

How dumb would it be to make an offer like that on something without having it checked out?
Edited by ridethecliche - 8/4/16 at 3:41pm
post #23907 of 26274
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Originally Posted by Al9146 View Post

I don't mind at all - in fact, I encourage it! cheers.gif

I think the process of building a little hot rod is a blast, and I think every car enthusiast should try it. 
Haha, it's all fun. Right? cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I actually don't remember RTC saying that he wanted to learn to be a mechanic or fabricator, or drive on a track, but this is entertaining so please carry on lol8[1].gif

He has said multiple times, that he wants to wrench himself as much as possible. Mostly to save money. But he doesn't want to be embarrassed by his car, so he wants something we approve of and reccommend. And also to get involved in the car community more, to get tips, meet friends, and the occaional track day to enjoy his car with friends.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


How dumb would it be to make an offer like that on something without having it checked out?

Dumb if you aren't confident to check it yourself. If you can, at least get it checked for peace of mind.
post #23908 of 26274
Hard to do all that stuff in med school doe. Get something cheap, fun, and ready to roll stock now. After graduation get a GT car and do all that stuff
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What do you guys think of this for 3800 if it checks out? He wouldn't go down more, but if the timing belt and pump need to be done etc then he might.

I rode shotgun in it and it was honestly really nice. Had great pick up, engine sounded good, top was in reasonable condition but vinyl not glass.

I think it definitely would need new tires pretty soon. Lincoln's hair was really starting to show lol.

But I really liked the way it felt. I think I'd be really happy with it.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/5689679492.html
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I can't take a Miata seriously after watching GO!.
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