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My friends and coworkers always ask me why I chose to buy a miata.

The reasons why I bought this car are typical:



1. the fun factor and

2. the handling characteristics.





Yet, there is more to a miata than just these 2, so please share yours.[/b]
 

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I wanted a car that was:

-RWD
-Cheap
-Reliable
-Big aftermarket

I was going to get a Nissan 240SX and do an SR20 swap, but then I started reading about the Miata and turbocharging it, and I learned that it was going to be a better chassis to start with.

So here I am. :)
 

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In no particular order....

1. Relatively low-key-status (to thieves and fanboys) RWD sports car.

2. Top down enjoyment

3. Easy to work on.

4. Lightweight.

5. The looks of the NA.
Pretty much sums it up except the NB looks better :)

A car that I can take to the track and have a blast with
 

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I was looking for

something that was rare around my area (mod wise).

after that I wanted convertable

quiet

RWD

I testdrove a few different cars. but the first miata I drove made me want one.
 

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the chassis is amazing
lightweight
RWD
semi-sleeper
it's different

I originally wanted a 240 or AE86, but then I realized the 240 would go against my ultra-lightweight dreams, since I was planning on an RB25 or VQ swap, and I'd drop way too much $$ into an AE86 to make it as fast as I desired, and it was out of the picture almost right from the get-go cuz my mom was adamant that I drive a car with an airbag.

I don't have to deal with any annoying people in the back-seat either. glad I went with the miata,too, cuz it's been fun.
 

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cause it gets the boys.

kevin
 

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I took one drive in a co-workers 1.6 with konis, springs, and basic bolt ons. That's all it took.

Like others have said:
RWD
lightweight
convertible
FUN!
 

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to be honest...i never liked miatas before..um until i watched the 4th stage of initial D..LOL then my mom was like you want a miata then i said hell yeah..then she got it.wow and i loved it ever since..wouldnt trade it for anything..
 

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Cheap insurance
Cheap parts
Rear wheel drive
Good handling
Light weight
flip up lights
2 door
2 seats
Being the only one of my friends with a modified car that isn't a Honda

There are many more reasons

Hehe... I didn't even like Miatas either until my dad suggest I test drive one, at the time I really wanted a MR2, but was astounded by the maintenance costs.
 

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Drove it once and fell in love! I bought it a year later for $2000.

I guess why I bought it was because it was so fun to drive... plus not a lot of people around here have them :mrgreen:
 

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Mazda RWD that didn't have a rotary.
 

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I've always thought miata's were girl cars until i drove one.

--RWD
--good for auto-x
--low theft
--UNIQUE
--cheap
--turbo
 
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