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BIGROLLER
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BIGROLLER Sep 5, 7:56pm - #267254 
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Miata instead

Well I'm selling the 00'GTS and downgrading to a 96' Miata.
I want a cheaper car that I can own outright after I plunk down 6k or so. I intend on modifying this car a lot more than I did my celica. Intake and exhaust, raising the compression ratio new fuel pump and injectors. Maybe even a full rebuild on the engine. This may be time consuming and expensive but with a engine that only puts out like 120hp to the wheels and has about 90,000 miles. It may be the only way to drive it hard for a year or two. And with the money I save on payments and insurance it will be easier to buy parts for the roadster. Also I can do many cheap mods to this car like weight reduction. I have heard that owning a miata is an easy way to get into amateur racing. Check out www.specmiata.com if you find this interesting. I have always wanted to experience oversteer in someting other than pickups and my dads old toyota van. confused
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eddie_725 Sep 5, 8:25pm - #267255 
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Thats cool also get a Turbo to and make it a car you can drift with thumbsup

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mata fact it never died so I take that back" -Lil Wayne-
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shoulin
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shoulin Sep 5, 8:27pm - #267256 

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heres a story for ya,... was out at the street races and a friend of mine got a miata recently and drove it out, now he wasnt racing but rather watching... so this cop busts arround the corner to scatter us so well all go down to the 7-11 and park and wait for the cops to scatter, well one comes to the 7-11 to give us a "speach" there was too many of us for him to do anything about without gettin his ass kicked so he just talked and then right before he left he looked over at my friends miata and started laughing...he was like " WTF is a miata doing here?, HAHAHA..."


---- no offence but i dont care for miatas always thought they were gay persons car, but then again ive never seen a supped up one... hmmm
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CaLiGTS Sep 5, 8:29pm - #267257 

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miata= homotransporter

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CaLiGTS
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CaLiGTS Sep 5, 8:31pm - #267258 

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big downgrade bro thumbsdown

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Kim
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Kim Sep 5, 8:34pm - #267259 
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what?! Miatas are great cars, known for their handling. they're light weight and rear wheel Drive. I know of a lot of people that look down on the celica too, so lets not be ignorant like the rest of the world.

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shoulin Sep 5, 8:39pm - #267260 

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sorry kim i'd have to disagree, ive seen more rainbow stickers on miata's than any other car, and the fact that there is zero body styling
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celicat23 Sep 5, 8:45pm - #267261 

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Lost your job? Found yourself strangely aroused by naked men? Thought about wearing pink spandex? Not sure how you're going to tell your friends that all you want to do is go down on guys and smoke wast ammounts of pole? Get a miata: The discreet and friendly way of saying "I'm gay" without actually saying it.
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BIGROLLER Sep 5, 9:46pm - #267262 
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Yes I do agree that Miatas are Kinda gay. But have you ever heard someone call a celica a girls car. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But it is true, 60% of initial celica purchases are by women. If I could own a skyline I wouldnt feel the need to flame on the people on this website because my car was $90,000 and ultra dope. Fact is the miata has a rep of being a midlife crisis car, but when I have put some time and money into it. It will have a better power to weight ratio than a celica. looks aren't everything. That was my celica all show and not a lot of go.
this time I wont spend the money on exterior items.
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DJ_Curtiz Sep 5, 10:45pm - #267263 
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no body styling... umm dont get me wrong but the miata is not a bad car at all.. I would deff not take it over my celi but there are MUCH MOR GAYER cars out there than the miata...

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DJ_Curtiz Sep 5, 10:48pm - #267264 
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QuickChick03gt Sep 5, 11:46pm - #267265 
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Everyone flames guys that drive miatas here too. But if its the only thing you can afford then go for it. Prove people wrong that its not just a 'girls' car. thumbsup

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Sultan Sep 5, 11:52pm - #267266 

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I wouldn't have gone that route but good luck with it anyway... idunno
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Kim Sep 6, 1:20am - #267267 
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would you rather have him get a civic??

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Erick Sep 6, 1:38am - #267268 

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nothing wrong with the Miata rolleyes although the single seater one that DJ_Curtiz looks wtf

but the first one sure looks nice happywink

where's Jon he's had a miata he can back it up wink

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amtemp Sep 6, 2:45am - #267269 

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woulda the miata and the del sol be in the same category?
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amtemp Sep 6, 2:45am - #267270 

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would the miata and the del sol be in the same category?
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amtemp Sep 6, 2:45am - #267271 

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Zero Sep 6, 5:05am - #267272 

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triple posts lollol

have you played NFS:underground? if you get the Miata, get a wide body kit just like that one in the game (not the mantis kit, the other one) my NSF:U Miata is the dopest looking in my car garage. thumbsup

I've mastered the art of the After Image Technique.
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DisGqBoi Sep 6, 6:01am - #267273 
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^^^ dea ja vu spineyes

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ragingpaseo Sep 6, 6:08am - #267274 
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good luck with the miata...
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MptGlw69 Sep 6, 6:15am - #267275 
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Miatas can make an awesome little car engine and appearance wise. thumbsup
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amtemp Sep 6, 9:10am - #267276 

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damn dont know what happened, triple post.. Weird. confused
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cycocelica Sep 6, 9:04pm - #267277 

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although its a big down grade(one of which i would have never done) but you people need to STFU. they are way gayer cars out there then a miata. god some people are stupid
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Akita Sep 8, 10:19am - #267278 

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Although the Miata (or MX-5 as it's known over here in England!) definitely has a reputation as a hairdresser's car, you can't deny the handling and feel.. the press over here rave over them as the best "British Sportscar" you can buy today, even though they are Japanese!!
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Akita Sep 8, 10:51am - #267279 

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You could always go for the "Mini Viper" look cool
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Akita Sep 8, 11:07am - #267280 

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Originally Posted by celicat23
Lost your job? Found yourself strangely aroused by naked men? Thought about wearing pink spandex? Not sure how you're going to tell your friends that all you want to do is go down on guys and smoke wast ammounts of pole? Get a miata: The discreet and friendly way of saying "I'm gay" without actually saying it.


That's a bit harsh! thumbsdown
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KMFDM Sep 8, 7:46pm - #267281 
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good luck

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gearSHIFTx Sep 8, 8:13pm - #267282 

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miata's are pimp...go for it thumbsup

for those that say its a chick car...the celica is also considered a chick car by many...
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RedSunCelica Sep 9, 12:50am - #267283 

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Originally Posted by gearSHIFTx
miata's are pimp...go for it thumbsup

for those that say its a chick car...the celica is also considered a chick car by many...


I agree the miata is not a down grade! it will out handle the celica and also there are way more mods for it then the celica. Can you say 2 rotor engine or the new nemesis motor from mazda, in a miata that still keeps its handling its a total sleeper. and also you can super charge those things too. so what if it makes about 180 with the super charger the light wieght body will have you kicking GTS celicas ass left and right and youll be lauching in the face of VTec boys.

And for the guys that are insecure about there man Hood. the miata is not a gay car ... Jettas are grin and also the celica is considered a girls car in publics eyes. just something to think about.

so if i was you go for it get the miata lay off on the body kits and boost that motor or swap it out. youll be whooping on faster imports in no time.

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cegonaxman Sep 9, 1:01am - #267284 

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Wow and i thought i was going crazy for wanting to trade-in my Van for a CELICA!!!... spineyes rolleyes grin

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celicafourotwo Sep 9, 1:10am - #267285 

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i read on a magazine somewhere that the new miata with Turbocharge but out like 205hp or something like that..

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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morris Sep 9, 1:37am - #267286 
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I don't like Miatas puke (talking about look)
I'd go for a '96 300zx grin
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shoulin Sep 9, 1:44am - #267287 

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that prototype pic did have a kit on it for styling, but a 96 looks much plainer

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BIGROLLER Sep 11, 2:10am - #267288 
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Alrighty Then. Liked the pic's of those miatas even the 96'.
Here is my celica that I regretfully must sell
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csheriff Sep 11, 2:19am - #267289 
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fuck it dude, its your decision, and i'd bet ya it wouldnt take much mods to waste a celica. i wouldnt get one but thats just me.

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RevMonster Sep 11, 8:10am - #267290 

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Sorry I'm so late to reply rofl

Go for it man. I loved my 94 Miata. Honestly, they are much more fun than our cars. Not as refined or comfortable, but the handling and car/driver feedback is sick. So much aftermarket and potential too thumbsup

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jheren Sep 11, 9:06am - #267291 
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why not get a 2nd gen MR2?... those are cheap now... and insurance wont be that expensive...

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Akita Sep 11, 11:28am - #267292 

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Miata's aren't really gay.. not when there are cars like the Diahatsu Copen around.. rofl

The thing is, if you sit a guy in virtually ANY open top car and they immediately look a little gay. Think about it..
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oas Sep 11, 1:28pm - #267293 
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Originally Posted by shoulin
heres a story for ya,... was out at the street races and a friend of mine got a miata recently and drove it out, now he wasnt racing but rather watching... so this cop busts arround the corner to scatter us so well all go down to the 7-11 and park and wait for the cops to scatter, well one comes to the 7-11 to give us a "speach" there was too many of us for him to do anything about without gettin his ass kicked so he just talked and then right before he left he looked over at my friends miata and started laughing...he was like " WTF is a miata doing here?, HAHAHA..."


---- no offence but i dont care for miatas always thought they were gay persons car, but then again ive never seen a supped up one... hmmm


is this a joke or is it thru wtf grin
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oas Sep 11, 1:29pm - #267294 
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Originally Posted by celicat23
Lost your job? Found yourself strangely aroused by naked men? Thought about wearing pink spandex? Not sure how you're going to tell your friends that all you want to do is go down on guys and smoke wast ammounts of pole? Get a miata: The discreet and friendly way of saying "I'm gay" without actually saying it.

rofl
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oas Sep 11, 1:33pm - #267295 
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the 2003-04 model dont look that bad, but i wudd have bhougth an mr2 2000->
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Clos Sep 11, 1:48pm - #267296 
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hate to see a celica being trade for a miata, but its ur choise, good luck with everything and visit us ones ur done thumbsup
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drkramm Sep 11, 2:23pm - #267297 
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i for get the magazine but i had the top ten gayest cars (that make you look gay) and the miata was very very high on the list but hey what ever floats your boat

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oas Sep 11, 3:24pm - #267298 
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btw her is some with body kits
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oas Sep 11, 3:25pm - #267299 
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