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    Speaking of sports cars

    This happened over the weekend. 2017 Miata.

    Stick shift.

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    Enjoy the car. Cool.

    It's a winter wonderland where I am. Layers of white stuff everywhere.

    Overnight minus 17 C as well. (1 deg F in merican). And I'm in the nice part of 'murica's toque.
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    Hard to beat for simple 2 seater fun factor...

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    Nice! Congrats, enjoy! Great looking cars, an homage to the old 2seater designs. Never driven one, can’t get in...
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    49 years old and I had to look up toque, how embarrassing. Nice car, I bet it's a blast to zip around in!
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    Congrats and many happy miles

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    First off, only $24,915? With a conquerable budget of $80,000 you have $55,085 left over for ?

    Hang on.

    Let me think about this.

    I'll be back.
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    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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    Have a blast!
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    Galpin Mazda?

    Well then...

    Angeles Crest is calling with a lunch stop at Newcomb's Ranch.

    Gotta break her in right!

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    Lots of fun. Totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Galpin Mazda?

    Well then...

    Angeles Crest is calling with a lunch stop at Newcomb's Ranch.

    Gotta break her in right!
    Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post

    First off, only $24,915? With a conquerable budget of $80,000 you have $55,085 left over for ?

    Hang on.

    Let me think about this.

    I'll be back.
    System Shock had the $80,000 budget, not me.

    We tried to make a deal on an Alfa Giulia but the salesman would budge off list price and ridonculous "over 5%" financing. As we were walking out, he came down $4,000 on the price but by then, it was too late.

    Lovin' the Miata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno View Post
    This happened over the weekend. 2017 Miata.

    Stick shift.

    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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    Good choice. Fun for the money car. Small and quick for city driving, and worth winding up the revs on the canyon roads. Latigo is very popular, but I used to mtb off Corral canyon, and there was little traffic there most of the time (since it dead ended at the trailhead, decades ago so things do change.) In any case, break it in and then go have some super fun times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    I'm wondering why can't America produce something like this from factory? It'd outsell many Euro 2 seaters convertible or not. Having said that, I think I'd prefer a turbocharger over a V8 for the purpose of keeping the weight down. These type of cars are not meant for the track or quarter mile. It's meant to be light and fun and relaxing to drive around a country road or canyon. I think a V8 just too much brute for this type of driving, and also will jack up the price more than a small turbocharger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno View Post
    System Shock had the $80,000 budget, not me.

    We tried to make a deal on an Alfa Giulia but the salesman would budge off list price and ridonculous "over 5%" financing. As we were walking out, he came down $4,000 on the price but by then, it was too late.

    Lovin' the Miata.
    You really want to fix that Fiat daily? Great choice of car, I'm quite jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    First off, only $24,915? With a conquerable budget of $80,000 you have $55,085 left over for ?

    Hang on.

    Let me think about this.

    I'll be back.
    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno
    System Shock had the $80,000 budget, not me.
    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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    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


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    Mapei reports... This Miata is really superb. Yeah, I'm 5'7" and even I find the cockpit a bit cramped, but that doesn't mean I'm not extremely comfortable in the thing. Even with the top in place, the machine is extremely easy to see out of. Clutch and gearbox are the best I've ever come across and I've paddled my share. Ah yes, that Peugeot 503(?) with the three-on-the-tree... Steering is power-assisted but the wheel still feels totally connected to the front tires. Acceleration and power are in perfect balance with the rest of things. Handling is instinctive. Suspension is stiff but not punishing.

    Yeah, this ain't exactly a cross-country tourer. And yeah, that Alfa Giulia set my heart aflutter, but so does this thing.
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    What a great car. Those would be high on my list if I were to buy another sports car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
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    Isn't the Alfa basically a Miata with Italian skin? Or is that a different model?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Isn't the Alfa basically a Miata with Italian skin? Or is that a different model?
    Might be thinkin' of the Fiat 124 Spider (below). But Fiat does own Alfa.




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    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


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    I recently (Nov) bought a 2018 Mazda3T stick shift. Man this thing shifts and runs smooth. Been driving stick for 30yrs and always shifted based on feel/rpm feedback. Now unless the radio is off, I can't and have to actually look at the tach.
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