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    My dad's 94 miata just got stolen. Damn shame, really nice car just under 100k miles.

    He's usually a trucks and suvs only kind of guy, but I managed to convince him to get the miata which he really enjoyed as a fun to drive, easy to park errand runner.

    He rarely put the top down though.

    What do you guys think he would like as a replacement? He's not afraid of turning wrenches, but has too many projects so e30s are right out.

    brz? NC? ND? (he might be too cheap for that one) Not sure he'd be into an s2000, might be a little too awkward getting into and out of. Any ideas?

  • #2
    William has a Ferrari 430 he might part with if you dad makes the right offer.
    To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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    • #3
      Maybe an NC PRHT(power retractable hard top for non-Miata nerds)? I personally prefer the looks of the softtop and removable hardtops aren't very easy to find for NCs.
      Last edited by Red_5; 01-08-2018, 10:17 AM.
      99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
      '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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      • #4
        That's a good choice Oli. You only live once and the clock is ticking.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fatbillybob View Post
          That's a good choice Oli. You only live once and the clock is ticking.
          Yeah, because if his dad leaves any money to Rob it will just get spent on fast cars anyway.
          To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Olitho View Post
            William has a Ferrari 430 he might part with if you dad makes the right offer.
            MPG too low

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            • #7
              Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
              MPG too low
              You are using the wrong metric. For making a car purchase decision the most effective metric is SPM (Smiles Per Mile).

              Charley

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              • #8
                NC1's are dirt cheap right now. Never really liked the car myself but suits your dad's needs. Also a tiny bit more roomy than the NA/NB.
                WWW.949RACING.COM
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                Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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                • #9
                  This list includes four-doors, which can be handy.

                  NC Miata hardtop?
                  E46 M3? (scrupulously maintained, if he can find one)
                  STi?
                  Evo?
                  Mazdaspeed Miata?
                  www.TrackHQ.com

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                  • #10
                    I found the NA Miata to be the best driver's car hands down; however, the MR2 Spyder is a bit more modern and exciting. Given the price and availability of C5 Vettes, I'd recommend one, but it doesn't seem to suit your dad's immediate needs.
                    2001 MR2-Eleven
                    Experience Points: 21
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                    • #11
                      See what the sheriff is selling...

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                      • #12
                        How about a "hot hatch"? Very practical with good performance. I own a Fiesta ST as my DD and it's a hoot to drive.

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                        • #13
                          What are his requirements?

                          I would vote PRHT NC as well. I don't know what your price range is, however. An NB may also be nicer driver, more refined.

                          If he isn't afraid to turn a wrench, an e46 with standard features may be a nice car for him too.
                          Yer pal,
                          Force

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Force McCocken View Post
                            If he isn't ready and willing to turn a wrench, an e46 with standard features may be a nice car for him too.
                            There, I fixed it.
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                            • #15
                              997 c2 (or c2s budget permitting). So much car for the money right now. But maybe too nice for what he’s using it for...

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