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That hard top. Fuck me if that isn't just about the best looking car out there.


I know, RiGht!!?!!? If it was from Europe, you could add a "1" to the front of the price tag. I struggled hard. that RF is an astonishingly beautiful car. More practical in some ways as well. And the roof is a marvel to watch operate. But in the end, the car should be a soft top. The RF feels a little more like a Sunroof than a convertible. And that rear side window is fake. Black plastic. Which works great to visually perfect it, but is still weird to my sensibilities.

Just found this. Gives a good sense for the lines and true color without the auto-show laser lights beaming on it.




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Welcome to the club! As a multiple Miata owner they are just fine cars! The new ones are really capable and I love the recaros in them! The 30 AE’s are above and beyond sexy.


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I once got a chance to meet a Mazda design engineer in the early 90s. He worked in the California studio that the Miata came from. I’ll always remember his comments that they wanted to design a car that gave all the fun of those small British sports cars (MG,Triumph) without being a problematic British sports car, and how it took years to convince Mazda that there was a market.

Nice grab!


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A ceramic club with recaro & bbs was my top choice on the ND.

Never was a fan of the RF, which to me is a targa, not a convertible. But, I wasn't a fan of the prht NC either.

But I'm ok with them if it adds some $ to Mazda sales & helps them bring more stuff to market. Like their proposed RWD turbo I6 sedan Eek
Luckily your ND is the revised model with the higher redline & a bit more power.

Not a bad garage for you, the ND for fun & the W210 for a cruiser.




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I once got a chance to meet a Mazda design engineer in the early 90s. He worked in the California studio that the Miata came from. I’ll always remember his comments that they wanted to design a car that gave all the fun of those small British sports cars (MG,Triumph) without being a problematic British sports car, and how it took years to convince Mazda that there was a market.

Nice grab!


Reading the comments earlier about sports car snobbery and attitudes toward Miatas, I was planning to post that I was the opposite. Some of my best memories in HS were of my friend putting glass packs on his dad's MG and us sneaking it out on summer nights in MS, top down with a full moon cruising back country roads. That was one of those Hallmark moments you knew wouldn't ever come again. Soooo much fun to drive!


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I once got a chance to meet a Mazda design engineer in the early 90s. He worked in the California studio that the Miata came from. I’ll always remember his comments that they wanted to design a car that gave all the fun of those small British sports cars (MG,Triumph) without being a problematic British sports car, and how it took years to convince Mazda that there was a market.


This guy??? Tom Matano



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Not a bad garage for you, the ND for fun & the W210 for a cruiser.


I truly hate to do it, but I may have to turn the W210 loose as I'm having trouble scheming up where's I'd store two summer-only cars. The W210 has never seen a snowflake. But I just finished totally bringing up to my OCD standards for maintenance and refreshening. Frown



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I always wanted an S2000 or a Miata but I’m too tall. Frown


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Wow. Really envious. That sounds like it'll be a joy to drive.




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Congratulations! Beautiful car and like you has always been on my list. Love the choice of the soft top, and the new Miata is awesome with more HP, lightweight and those brakes and shocks with lighter wheels will give you an awesome handling car. Jealous - one day I’ll have one when the kids are gone.





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Congratulations!

You will love driving it!

I bought a 2001 LS (6 speed) new and had it for about 15 years. 100% reliable, etc.

Commuter, long-weekend jaunts (pre kids) and a bunch of auto-x'ing (let me know if u need magnetic numbers)!

Get some high performance summer tires on it (I had Toyo T1S Proxes) and drive it like you stole it!

Zoom Zoom!!


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I'm jealous. I am too big for an MX-5.



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Wow!!! That's cool news! Congrats!


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Congrats! I've always liked the Miata, but I'm 6'5" and I simply don't fit in one. IMO, it's a great balance of style, handling, and price...unfortunately biased towards small people. My wife (who is 5'3") really wants one, so we'll likely have one some day.
 
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Not a bad garage for you, the ND for fun & the W210 for a cruiser.


I truly hate to do it, but I may have to turn the W210 loose as I'm having trouble scheming up where's I'd store two summer-only cars. The W210 has never seen a snowflake. But I just finished totally bringing up to my OCD standards for maintenance and refreshening. Frown


That's too bad, would make a fine winter car too, but tough to submit a snow free car to a rough winter.
As clean as it is, it should do well, but may take time to find the right buyer.




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Very cool. My brother had a Miata a fews years back, so I have had a chance to drive one. Those big Brembo calipers look terrific in the pictures.

Everyone else seems to have the advantage on me. What’s a “ND?” How about “an LSD?”


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Excellent choice. I'm green with envy.
 
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Very cool. My brother had a Miata a fews years back, so I have had a chance to drive one. Those big Brembo calipers look terrific in the pictures.

Everyone else seems to have the advantage on me. What’s a “ND?” How about “an LSD?”


ND = chassis/model code for the 4th gen Miata
I suppose his is an ND2 since it's the 1st revision of the generation.
LSD = Limited slip differential




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I truly hate to do it, but I may have to turn the W210 loose as I'm having trouble scheming up where's I'd store two summer-only cars. The W210 has never seen a snowflake. But I just finished totally bringing up to my OCD standards for maintenance and refreshening. Frown


Dude! double the fun
 
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