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Well long story short I was offered a job at the local pizza joint slangin pizzas. They want me to deliver. My car's a 1990 with 103K miles......what would you do if you were in my shoes? I'm obviously not looking to do this forever. Just something to float me through the last two years of college.
 

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Destroys cars. If you say it doesn't, then you have low standards for keeping your car in good shape. Go valet at a fancy 4 Star restaurant. You'll make more money too.
 

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Skip the pizza and go straight to tofu.
 

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It will not hurt your car besides putting mileage on it. What do you guys think delivery people do? I delivered pizzas in my 99 from 46,000 miles to 151,000 in 5 years. I kept my miata in great shape just keeping up with the maintenance and keeping it clean. You get to know your car very well so if a small problem arises you can fix it right away before it even becomes an issue. Oh yea, you get to cruise around in your own car listening to your own radio while not having to listen to anyone elses crap while you are on the road.
 

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It will not hurt your car besides putting mileage on it. What do you guys think delivery people do? I delivered pizzas in my 99 from 46,000 miles to 151,000 in 5 years. I kept my miata in great shape just keeping up with the maintenance and keeping it clean. You get to know your car very well so if a small problem arises you can right away before it even becomes an issue. Oh yea, you get to cruise around in your own car listening to your own radio while not having to listen to anyone elses crap while you are on the road.
Thats a lot of miles! That sucks
 

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I work for Domino's as a manager as a second job. It won't ruin your car per say, but regular maintenance will come a lot faster such as tires, oil changes, and all the good stuff. If you live in a pretty well populated area, the better. If not, tips could still be ok, but less deliveries. I would rather take 3 deliveries where they tip $2-3 than 1 $4 delivery.

There was another thread about this too. They went more in depth.
 

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Personal enjoyment is one thing, and its a big thing for Miata drivers :) I admit, but please consider that all the city miles put your parts through their duty cycles sooner rather than later. Every part will break, one day, so you need to answer if you mind them breaking when you're making delivery wage or when you can more easily afford to replace them?

My 2 cents, fwiw.

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Black your miata out completely, keep the stock quiet exhaust, and drive like a maniac to get more tips! the cops will never get you and you'll make bank!!!

on a more serious note I thought about it quite a bit when I was younger and to it seems like a win-win provided you have some future goals. Like what was said above you get paid to listen to music and drive....sounds to me like the easiest job ever. And the miata is small, economical, and cheap to fix so it seems like the perfect candidate for a delivery car.
 

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I like you.

Sweet, got the reference. :)


On another note...it might not be worth it because miles (I don't drive mine enough, so it might be okay) but are they paying you for gas, maintainance, possible higher insurance??, risk of driving/accidents?

Anyways, I'd get a 500$ miata that runs decent, but a ton of used tires, cheap oil, maybe 20w-50 (to reduce wear??) and do the usual miata maintainance. They usually last forever, but...why ruin a good miata?

Oh! And you can spray paint it! :) put your company logo on there.
Maybe a lightweight flywheel, and things that will improve the ride.
 

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Pizza delivery is good, delivery in a Miata, eh not so much.

What you want is a beater Sentra or Tercel or some other POS point and steer econobox, clean but not special and an automatic if you can. Sometimes you need a free hand.

Also, and I can't stress this enough, **** corporate pizza. Deliver for a local joint with a good following, they'll pay minimum wage and a flat per order charge usually to cover gas and the customers tip much better.

One of the best jobs I ever had, matter of fact I been thinking of buying one of these...



Or one of these...



And hit up a couple of local places just to pick up some extra cash. 45mph and 70mpg.

I'm just sayin...

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