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    does it bunny hop?
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    I understands that an LS v-8 WILL fit under the hood.....
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    U can get a turbo kit for that car. U don't want a LS, that would be ridiculous in a 'sports' car. And get some sticky rubber, you will be fly'in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    I'm wondering why can't America produce something like this from factory? .... I think I'd prefer a turbocharger over a V8 for the purpose of keeping the weight down.
    I remember when the BRZ and Toyota 86 came out, everyone said it was impossible to turbocharge it due to the roof line, etc... LOL

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    Below a mildly tuned kit for the Miata.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miata Turbo Kit April 2017 Package costs $5,695


    Mazda Miata Turbo Kit Brings Output to 248 HP - Motor Trend

    The small and nimble Miata may not need extra power, but a new turbo kit from BBR has captured our attention. The Mazda tuning specialist has created a Stage 1 turbocharger package for the ND-generation MX-5, promising to squeeze 248 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque from the car’s 2.0-liter engine.BBR says the upgrade slashes the Miata’s 0-60 time to just 5 seconds, with a top speed limited to 155 mph. In the past, we tested a standard 2016 Mazda Miata Club hitting 60 mph in 6 seconds flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno View Post
    This happened over the weekend. 2017 Miata.

    Stick shift.

    i didn't even know you drove!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    i didn't even know you drove!

    Or the legal age there of?
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    I'd have to keep my monkey in the trunk, that's a no-go for me.
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    The Miata was my dream car when it first came out, but alas was not meant to be. Guess I had good taste for a teenage girl with zero car knowledge! I would've chosen blue though, and automatic. Can't seem to find the picture of it I had posted on my bulletin board online.

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    Congratulations! A Miata is on my list of potential project cars whenever I can build up some expendable income. Enjoy it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Yup. Eretz, old chap, my car quest is obviously too much on your mind.

    And, of course, the only correct answer re: left-over money is, "for H&B".

    We now return you to your regularly-scheduled thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Very nice, Sogno. Given the time o' year, bet you also got a rad deal on it.

    I'm still lusting after the Boxster a bit more than anything else, but I'd be a fool not to give the Miata a serious test-drive. Who knows, it may well be one of those '90% as good for half the money' -type deals.

    //And, if you look at the Miata's grill, it seems like such a happy car.





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    You should give it a test drive. Think of all the bikes you can buy with the left over money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    does it bunny hop?
    Hmm... Hold my beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    I'd have to keep my monkey in the trunk, that's a no-go for me.
    K0de all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno View Post
    Think of all the bikes you can buy with the left over money.
    THIS!

    (from someone who did spent too much money on cars in the past)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Might be thinkin' of the Fiat 124 Spider (below). But Fiat does own Alfa.




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    I thought there was an Alfa version too.

    If that Fiat is truly a Miata underneath Italian skin, I'll take the Fiat. That thing is gorgeous. Looks like the logical transition from the third generation Miata. To me, Mazda just tried too hard with the new design, to try to get away from that "Miata is a chick car" perception that most Americans have.

    If new, I'd rather have the Fiat, or a third generation Mazda Miata, rather than the new one. But maybe it'll grow on me. I hated the third generation Miata when it first came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    I thought there was an Alfa version too.

    If that Fiat is truly a Miata underneath Italian skin, I'll take the Fiat. That thing is gorgeous. Looks like the logical transition from the third generation Miata. To me, Mazda just tried too hard with the new design, to try to get away from that "Miata is a chick car" perception that most Americans have.

    If new, I'd rather have the Fiat, or a third generation Mazda Miata, rather than the new one. But maybe it'll grow on me. I hated the third generation Miata when it first came out.
    Yeah, it is hard to beat the Italians on styling.

    No Alfa version AFAIK... I think Fiat has a rule where Alfas have to be made in Italy, and the 124 is made in Japan (albeit with a Fiat motor). Branding is funny.

    But there is an Abarth version too, I think.

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    Awesome car. That is a tough act to follow. Noone has made a more successful (or reliable) roadster...EVER. I'm 6'3". Wish I can fit into one.
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    Nice. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    I thought there was an Alfa version too.

    If that Fiat is truly a Miata underneath Italian skin, I'll take the Fiat. That thing is gorgeous. Looks like the logical transition from the third generation Miata. To me, Mazda just tried too hard with the new design, to try to get away from that "Miata is a chick car" perception that most Americans have.

    If new, I'd rather have the Fiat, or a third generation Mazda Miata, rather than the new one. But maybe it'll grow on me. I hated the third generation Miata when it first came out.
    You are probably thinking of the Alfa 4c, which is an entirely different car. There historically was an Alfa Spider (25 years ago in the U.S.), but it is no longer in production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    To me, Mazda just tried too hard with the new design, to try to get away from that "Miata is a chick car" perception that most Americans have.
    which works out well since Il Sogno is a chickie and prolly doesn't want her hubby driving her car!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    The Miata was my dream car when it first came out, but alas was not meant to be. Guess I had good taste for a teenage girl with zero car knowledge! I would've chosen blue though, and automatic. Can't seem to find the picture of it I had posted on my bulletin board online.


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    Do you realise that 2018 Miata can achieve close to 40 mpg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno View Post
    Hmm... Hold my beer.
    Pffffffffffft., thanks my phone is ruined
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