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    New Car

    I decided awhile back that as much fun as my Caddy is, that I really needed a sports car again to truly enjoy top down motoring. With Triumph prices going through the roof nowadays I decided on a Miata and this past weekend I found one. It is a 96, has 138,000 miles, and is seriously clean. It does have a few rock chips on the front, has a couple of dents on the driver's side, but overall is in outstanding shape and drives excellently. Everything on this old car works from the headlights to the cigarette lighter, the drive train and body are both solid, the interior is in great shape. I am really happy with it. I will be replacing the window regulators as they are both sluggish and I bought a bra to cover the front bumper's imperfections. This is my first Miata and I wonder why I never bought one before, it reminds me a lot of my Spitfires but has a fifth gear.
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    Re: New Car

    Very nice. Enjoy!
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    Re: New Car

    Great looking car - and a happy owner to boot. (no pun intended ...)

    So how do you deal with the lack of high-tech digital devices, electronics, self-parking, voice commands, etc.?
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    Re: New Car

    Thanks guys. It's hard to imagine that this car is older than my 79 Spitfire was when I bought it twenty years ago.

    Tom, I deal with the lack of modern "amenities" very joyfully.
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    Re: New Car

    I see it has Texas plates.Did the hat come with it?
    So,you bought one of the three that isn't Red?
    I have a '97.

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    Re: New Car

    The Miata is the car the Brits should have built but didn't.
    I drove a friend's many years ago. Nice ride. I also drove another friend's BMW Z3. I liked the Miata better. Good luck with it.

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    Re: New Car

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    I see it has Texas plates.Did the hat come with it?
    So,you bought one of the three that isn't Red?
    I have a '97.

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    Yeah I ventured into Dallas (a place I abhor) in order to get it. The hat is one I've had for years and I don't think anyone in Dallas wears one anymore as they aren't trendy enough. Yours is pretty sharp looking, and yes the color is one of the things that attracted me to this particular one, it isn't red, black, or white.

    I knew a lady years ago who had a Z3 and I have to agree that the Miata is better in my opinion.
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    Re: New Car

    Meoters are good.
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    Re: New Car

    Nice buy Walter! Good luck with it. A Miata is on my wish list if I decide to get something more modern. I like them, always have. Again . PJ

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    Re: New Car

    Thanks guys.

    Paul, next time I am up your way I will try and stop in and show it off.
    Cheers,
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    Re: New Car

    Great little car! You will be very happy with it.

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    Re: New Car

    So far so good. It seems to be a very solid little car and as a bonus it drives very much like my old Triumphs.
    Cheers,
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