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Old 01-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Let's Discuss [Miatas]

First, the R&G's.

- Be open minded.

- Be mindful of other's opinions.

- If you don't agree, do so peacefully. A well worded retort shining light on their logical fallacies is a stronger point to argue than "yuR so ghey!"

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The subject is Miata.

Why does everyone hate on them? Its always, and I mean ALWAYS, boggled my mind the sheer amount of hate that they seem to draw.

I, for one, love those cars. Light-weight, rear-wheel driven, and convertible - what more could you ask for?

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have owned two, loved the cars.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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so the 2006 thread was closed then and we are doing this all over again? Mitatas are fine. Driven all of them, including a monster miata.
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i like em
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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Put a supercharger in them and call it a day.... But love it.... Just hate the non-racers that drive them. I have driven on the track with some racing miatas and it boggles me how fast they are.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #6
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so the 2006 thread was closed then and we are doing this all over again? Mitatas are fine. Driven all of them, including a monster miata.
The thread by Mike was dated and closed because of its resurrection. This is a new thread discussing the hate/love for these cars. I felt that there was still a healthy exchange of banter going on, and I am curious why people are so damn quick to judge.

Nothing but love here. I think most the hate is bandwagoneers joining the game late.

Modification only, 240s win hands down. There is a sea of parts/options to choose from to really make your car stand out/snow plow. Miata owners are severely limited in choices and there is a shallow market for them.

Taking your average/most common owners of both classes though, I feel Miatas still are a step ahead. Every car I've noticed on Miata.net and CR are, on the exterior, stock as hell. You'll catch guys with lips more often now, but comparing to the 240 herd of sheep, its no contest.

240 owners are the cheapest shits on the planet, and their cars show for it. Mismatched parts, shitty paint, missing body panels, really Frankenstein'd to shit. But their rationalizing of doing so is 'because driftcar.'
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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I'm indifferent to them
I understand rationally why people race them: cheap and responsive chassis
however they don't inspire any passion in me to own or modify one
lots of irrational things I'd throw money at but Miatas aren't on the list
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #8
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just got my first miata after 2 s13's, 2 fc's, and a turbo mr2... the miata is my favorite, they don't look as good as the others nor are they as fast

but for some reason I like it the most followed closely by fc's

though I was very skeptical about it before pulling the trigger
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:03 PM   #9
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I been eyeing one for a year now dude wants $1800 for a orange 91 manual with black new ragtop.. Just has a ass ton of miles!
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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I would actually like to get one as a dd. My friend has one and they are a blast to drive. You can also make them fast as shit with an engine swap.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #11
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Miata's are not bad. There's only one I'd actually like to get my hands on...

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #12
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Miata's are not bad. There's only one I'd actually like to get my hands on...

Too bad hatchback ones are insanely RARE !

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #13
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i always thought they were good little cars and looked fun to drive around and seemed easy to work on/make look cool. never thought i'd own one, but it just made too much sense for a dd. they're compact and easy to park in small spots, reliable, cheap, usually not too molested, fun to drive, and they aren't such a huge target for being stolen.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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They're cool little cars, I wouldn't mind as a daily/auto-x car.

Love seeing miatas that are still being built to perform.

Its a shame so many are built to hard park nowadays.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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NVMD on pic I posted earlier...

This ! is real hatchback model.. Very very nice...

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #16
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so they actually did produce and sell the hatchbacks!?

A couple months ago, i told my 18yo cousin to get one, and he did.. My first time driving one and i thought it was really fun, especially without power steering. It convinced me to go without p/s in my car. Sadly he sold it a few months later and i think he was just influenced to sell it by all the lil punks around him saying its a girls car.. and I think now he wishes he still had it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #17
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i almost bought one for $1200 that was in great condition but i just cant see myself driving one around. not bad looking cars, im just too manly for them.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #18
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There's an '00 in Black a few hours from me going for $5k. Only 90K on the motor, and everything's immaculate as shit. I'm so tempted to pull the trigger on this one.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #19
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Considering trading for the turbo one in the classifieds right now. '04 turbo swap, hardtop, ohlins coilovers, for my RB25 hatch? It would be my first miata, I've always thought about getting one.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #20
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Had one. Loved it. It wasn't too small, I WAS TOO F"IN BIG so I traded for my S13.



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Old 01-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #21
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Get it! Seriously, fuck passengers. There's only room for one more, and its nice to let it be known that they're YOUR bitch.
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I just bought my first miata 93k original miles for 900.00 best deal thus far. I've owned countless 240's thought i really needed to try something else. The miata feels like a go-cart i love it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #23
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i like them personally, but i do not like convertibles
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i like them personally, but i do not like convertibles
i hate convertibles as well. a hardtop was on the top of my to-do list when i first got my miata. i've never ridden in it with the top down haha
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I do not really care for them too much... Just do not like convertables. Those hatch backs look nice though.
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Anyone ever do a custom miata with a speedster windshield?
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #27
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i hate convertibles as well. a hardtop was on the top of my to-do list when i first got my miata. i've never ridden in it with the top down haha
yeah i have a buddy with one, i dont think ive ever seen it without the hard top.

theyre sick little cars though for sure
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #28
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so they actually did produce and sell the hatchbacks!?

Only in Japan. Very rare and I doubt it's easy to import.
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Miatas are definitely fun to drive, but I could not take myself seriously when I had a chance to ride in/drive one.
They have the 'small car' appearance, meaning they look like a caricature of a car. In reality S13's and S14's are not much bigger, but they have great proportions so they look like a 'normal' size car.
It is not a bad thing, it just all comes down to one's personal priorities.

P.S.
Are Miatas prone to rolling over? It seems that a lot of people end up flipping them.
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trying to get one right now. i figured it`s already an excellent car to go auto x with. it would take a few more mods to my 89 hatch to make it handle like a miata, so why not just get a miata. plus i`m pretty sure they have better gas mileage than my stock 89 hatch.
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