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A New Member of our Car Family

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by KingBubba, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    My wife has been wishing for a sports car of various kinds since we were married 21 years ago. Due to the pleasant direction the stock market has taken in the last year we are able to deal with this, at least for a while.
    My wife has been passing this used car lot for the past 6 month drooling over this Miata convertible which is kind of an odd metal flake teal color. I think this color had made it hard for the shop to sell. I sent them an email and said I would be willing to buy it for a reasonable figure. They have been asking $8995.00 which was BS for a 2003 M-5. It only has mileage of 45,000.00. The guy sent me a price of $6350.00, which is about what I was willing to pop for. The car is truly spotless. The top looks brand new. It has good tires, but it needs an alignment. The test drive was fine and there will be a new battery thrown in.

    It will be nice to be able to drive with my wife and not have her comment about every little car we see. I'm at around 300lbs and there is not much room for my fat ass; so she is guaranteed that the car is hers, not mine.
    It will be fun for her. At least she will have something she can call her own, which, up to now, she hasn't. The only thing I won't like is the extra $1200 a year in insurance it will cost. It is a cute little bugger. Here's a pic Mazda M-5 2003.jpg
     
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  2. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    Good for you and her . Those are nice cars .
     
  3. dcmfan

    dcmfan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Some say "Miata" is always an acceptable answer to any kind of "what car" question.

    What car is fun?
    What car is best for...?
    What car should I buy for...?

    Etc

    Enjoy!
     
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  4. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    Not my type of vehicle, but they do have a very good reputation. Wit that low of mileage and not being in the salt belt, it should last a very long time.
     
  5. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Looks like a super clean car.

    Congrats....
     
  6. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    A friend of mine has one .She loves it.Your wife will be making lots of new friends ,they have quite the following right from stock to little monsters.If I was buying new id like a fiat 124 spider or a miata maybe.
     
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  7. MoreBeer

    MoreBeer Money + Money =More Money

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    I was 303 pounds last April. Today I'm 228. Yes....it IS possible to drop weight! Try it. I never felt better.

    I wasn't the definition of a fat slob at 303 however as I'm 6'5".

    Oh....nice car.
     
  8. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    Forget the Fiat. Fix it again Tony. I had the 128 and had to do brakes before 30,000 miles and CV joint before 45,000. Never again.
     
  9. Old Ears too

    Old Ears too Well-Known Member

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    You got a steal on that car. Check out Bring a Trailer dot com and see what low mileage Miata's bring there.
     
  10. El Pee

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    Nice.... I love the NBs
     
  11. SPL db

    SPL db It's all about the music! Subscriber

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    Nice car, a lot of aftermarket parts for the Miatas. Does it come with the lifetime engine warranty?
     

     

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  12. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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    Add a roll bar & some sticky tires and go racin'!!
     
  13. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    At least it is not pink :D
     
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  14. arts

    arts Super Member

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    Nice little car,but between the OL's purse and my big fat a**,that ain't ever gonna happen here:(
     
  15. skippy_ps

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    Nice.

    Murray
     
  16. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

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    <insert jalopnik inspired comment>
     

     

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  17. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    No warranty. I have to drop the top to get in. From my butt to the top of my head is too tall :confused: I won't drive it much.
     
  18. quaddriver

    quaddriver 120 What's per channel Subscriber

    I can show you how a ford 5.0 block fits in there like a glove...
     
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  19. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    If you could some how cram a coyote 5 in there, wow.
     
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  20. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    I think we will pass on the mods, but thanks for the ideas.
     

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