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Old 06-14-2006, 03:59 PM   #51
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just test drove an 04 mazdaspeed miata today. I missed that turbo whine . She was plenty fast, but the whole test drive was top up (for a reason), and I still didn't have the best of headroom. plus, the lack of tilt steering or cruise control kinda pushes that one out of contention. If this were not to be a daily driver, I could easily live with those nuisances.

This makes me lean a little further toward a used 06 though
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Old 06-14-2006, 04:41 PM   #52
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Removing some foam from the seat makes a big difference. Im a good 6'2" or so and I fit just fine with a bit of foam removed, with no comfort side effects. You can sit in mine sometime if you want to test it out.

The 06s do fit quite a bit nicer though
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:58 PM   #53
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'95 Base Model with no options other than headrest speakers.
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:15 PM   #54
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Does it just have the cloth top?
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:17 PM   #55
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Does it just have the cloth top?
Yep...I'll look for a hard top later on this summer or closer to winter.
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:34 PM   #56
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by the way, I did an overnight test drive on that 06 used miata. The dealer wouldn't accept my offer though.

oh well, I may spring for a used S2000 anyway
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:46 PM   #57
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Nice ride Jared. Welcome to the club!

I bought the part to fix my window...hopefuly will have it done this weekend. Darn 15 year old cars!

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Old 06-20-2006, 05:49 PM   #58
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Nice ride Jared. Welcome to the club!

I bought the part to fix my window...hopefuly will have it done this weekend. Darn 15 year old cars!

Later,
Joe
Thanks again for letting me borrow yours Joe...it's a blast to drive. I know you didn't REALLY want to get rid of it.
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:51 PM   #59
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Removing some foam from the seat makes a big difference. Im a good 6'2" or so and I fit just fine with a bit of foam removed, with no comfort side effects. You can sit in mine sometime if you want to test it out.

The 06s do fit quite a bit nicer though
I might just do that. So I'm assuming the foam is probably moved from the bottom of the seat, but towards the back of the car? How do you get into the seat without taking it out?
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:55 PM   #60
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No problem man. My pleasure to help you out...the Miata bug got you! Yeah you are right...she (the car) has a few issues that will be addressed but Tasha is the one that REALLY wants her out of the garage not me!

Enojy,
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:56 PM   #61
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I might just do that. So I'm assuming the foam is probably moved from the bottom of the seat, but towards the back of the car? How do you get into the seat without taking it out?
you cut about 50% of the foam out of the bottom, and there is also a back foam pad that you can take out.
You take the seat out. 4 bolts
there are a few writeups on it over on miata.net
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:50 AM   #62
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Do these usually sell well over book value? The one guitar player in a band I work for offered to sell me his for what it books for, (it's a 1st gen). It sounds like an awesome deal, even though it needs some work, but I think that's expected for a car that's 16 years old.
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:55 AM   #63
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Do these usually sell well over book value? The one guitar player in a band I work for offered to sell me his for what it books for, (it's a 1st gen). It sounds like an awesome deal, even though it needs some work, but I think that's expected for a car that's 16 years old.
Post up the details. Most of them do seem to go above KBB value, from what I've seen.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:24 AM   #64
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Teh car is going to PBC on Sunday night for a checkup/fluid changes.

w00t!
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:27 AM   #65
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90- 5spd, lots of miles (I want to say 160k or so), newer clutch. The body is meh as is the paint. It has the head-rest speakers, but the stereo was stolen. He's not a car tinkerer, so I'm not sure how well maintained it was.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:10 AM   #66
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sounds like a trainwreck. Give him 800.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:44 PM   #67
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Hey Buttdyno,

Glad to see you remember...

Rolling a 1990 Miata with 65k... my toy. (Headers, sways, chasis stiffners, full exhaust, intake, etc. etc.)

(Looking at a 95 right now too but I do not think it would make anice commuter due to the damn annoying high rpm's on the highway.)
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:15 AM   #68
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90- 5spd, lots of miles (I want to say 160k or so), newer clutch. The body is meh as is the paint. It has the head-rest speakers, but the stereo was stolen. He's not a car tinkerer, so I'm not sure how well maintained it was.
any miata is a pretty good deal for book value, which is probably around $1k for that car. Definately worth it, racers pay that much or more for just a rolling shell
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:35 AM   #69
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any miata is a pretty good deal for book value, which is probably around $1k for that car. Definately worth it, racers pay that much or more for just a rolling shell
That's what I figred, now I just have to justify another car.
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:49 AM   #70
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on a side note.
my '90 got ran into by my neighbor. Dented the fender up pretty good.

His insurance paid me $844 + $150 for a rental (*snicker*)


I paid $300 for the car, and IM either going to push the fender back out, or buy a $150 junkyard fender.
So this car has made me $600 just by sitting there. That cracks me up for some reason.
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:53 AM   #71
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on a side note.
my '90 got ran into by my neighbor. Dented the fender up pretty good.

His insurance paid me $844 + $150 for a rental (*snicker*)


I paid $300 for the car, and IM either going to push the fender back out, or buy a $150 junkyard fender.
So this car has made me $600 just by sitting there. That cracks me up for some reason.
Step 1: Accumulate Miatae
Step 2: ??
Step 3: Profit!
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:13 AM   #72
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Ahhhhhh. Fixed my window last night. Works like a champ now! Yes!!! No more ghetto tape holding my window up...thank God. I still have to clean the contacts on the window switch to see if I can get them to go any faster.

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Nice ride Jared. Welcome to the club!

I bought the part to fix my window...hopefuly will have it done this weekend. Darn 15 year old cars!

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Old 06-22-2006, 11:20 AM   #73
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^ Nice!!! The switch is easy to do. I noticed that after cleaning them (Mr. Mark did it), the contacts were a bit worn down. There's a great writeup on miata.net about soldering the 4 copper contacts and filing them down. I found it more comforting to just buy the switch from Mazdamotorsports cheap. You could probably get the switch from Finishline (Arlington Mazda, ask for Tommy and tell him you're an online customer) for fairly cheap. I think the biggest slow-factor is old grease that dries up on the regulator, guides, etc. Some folks had issues w/ the cable...I didn't. Just old grease.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:39 AM   #74
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rectractable hardtop...
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:05 PM   #75
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Yeah that thing is pure sex! I want one...if it comes with the base model as an option I might consider selling my RX-8 and '91 for this badboy!

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