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Miatas anything special? #326418 Nov 14, 10:21pm Nov 14, 10:21pm
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Miatas anything special?
I was driving today and looked in my rear-view and saw a 2003 miata coming up next to me fast. I drop it in third and floor it and he blows past me.

I was suprised at how much power it had. I mean I know he had a huge jump on me but I always thought of miatas as slow.

Anyone know much about them? Are they pretty fast.

(PS I caught him around 90mph. We were on a 40mph road)

Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: GlassCurtain] #326419 Nov 14, 10:24pm Nov 14, 10:24pm
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Well, stock Miatas are slow. Mazda now makes the Mazdaspeed Miata, which has a factory turbo and is almost identical to the Celica in straight-line speed.

Also, there are MANY companies making dependable turbos and superchargers for the Miata. Unlike the Celica, it's not unusual at all to find someone with a FI Miata. They're probably one of the most popular auto-x cars in the world.


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Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: RevMonster] #326420 Nov 14, 10:29pm Nov 14, 10:29pm
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tell me about it.

I had an open freeway ramp, and I was sure there were no cars behind me. I turn on into the right lane of the onramp, and within seconds a Miata (with a real loud turbo) proceeds to blow my doors off.

definately lots of turbo'd miatas out there, and definitely not to be taken lightly.

Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: renfield90] #326421 Nov 14, 10:31pm Nov 14, 10:31pm
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rofl yup, for sure.

There was some guy with a turbo Miata at the Rev-It-Up event I raced in. He said it was dynoed at a touch under 300whp. He opened up the Hood and I had to ask "so... there is a stock engine somewhere under all that stuff?" rofl


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Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: RevMonster] #326422 Nov 14, 10:39pm Nov 14, 10:39pm
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Ah good. Thank God! I feel better about myself now. smile

Thanks for the info.

Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: GlassCurtain] #326423 Nov 14, 11:43pm Nov 14, 11:43pm
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Miatas are also one of the best handling cars in terms of feel. Easily one of the most popular roadsters on a budget. Mazdaspeed Miata runs slalom slightly quicker than Celica. Who doesn't like RWD and a convertible top with a turbo??


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Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: jyboygenius] #326424 Nov 15, 10:30am Nov 15, 10:30am
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Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: jyboygenius] #326425 Nov 16, 3:41pm Nov 16, 3:41pm
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Originally Posted by jyboygenius
Miatas are also one of the best handling cars in terms of feel. Easily one of the most popular roadsters on a budget. Mazdaspeed Miata runs slalom slightly quicker than Celica. Who doesn't like RWD and a convertible top with a turbo??



i would like one, however; i would take a regular miata for a 1/4th of the price and turbo it for half the price of a mazdaspeed miata...but the MS Miata red color is quite badass...but yeah, convertible, turbo, 12s or quicker all day, turbo...must be nice

Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: IcE_Z] #326426 Nov 16, 3:51pm Nov 16, 3:51pm
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^^^ You'd be hard pressed to find a second gen Miata for under $10k used. Even then, most second gens are still 5-speeds, not 6 speeds like the MSM. I've thought about getting a new Miata and just installing the Flyin Miata turbo kit, but in the end it works out to like $28k and no warranty. spineyes


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Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: RevMonster] #326427 Nov 16, 3:55pm Nov 16, 3:55pm
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new miatas are incredible, i still think the only problem they have is the fact that they're girly convertables.

Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: sickcelica696] #326428 Nov 16, 6:30pm Nov 16, 6:30pm
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Originally Posted by sickcelica696
new miatas are incredible, i still think the only problem they have is the fact that they're girly convertables.


And you have no problem owning a girly celica??


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Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: sickcelica696] #326429 Nov 16, 7:04pm Nov 16, 7:04pm
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Originally Posted by sickcelica696
new miatas are incredible, i still think the only problem they have is the fact that they're girly convertables.


yeah im sure youll be laughing hard when a stock miata with good sticky tires and a decent driver whoops your ass on a tight road course.

Re: Miatas anything special? [Re: RedSunCelica] #326430 Nov 16, 7:49pm Nov 16, 7:49pm
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I was thinkin the same thing Calidrifter...psht, Miatas are good cars. Very healthy on the wallet, cheap RWD, fun all in one.


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