Wait until the Miata is 30 years old like the MGBs are.... then you'll see
some fun. In any event its like everything else, if an MGB is in good well
maintained condition they are as if not more reliable than any else on the
road. It comes down to the condition of the vehicle.
Cheers - Murray Arundell
From: don [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 11 August 2006 2:34 PM
To: Murray Arundell; 'Henry D. Reynolds'
Subject: RE: Why I like my rubber bumper MG ( was Re: MG Pricing)
It's not simple, but it doesn't break very often. I'm on my second Miata
now and the only things I've had to do on them is brakes, timing belt, and
tune ups. Both cars had less than 100k miles so I'm sure that was a factor
in sparing me more extensive repairs.
As far as complexity, Hondas are not simple cars and have the added
complexity of FWD- they are complicated and hard to repair, but they don't
need fixing often.
At 08:13 PM 08/10/2006, Murray Arundell wrote:
>You sure have contradicted yourself here....... How can you talk about the
>complexity of a late US spec MGB and then go on to say how simple a Miata
>is?? Since when was DOHC 16 Valve EFI technology simple? Good luck :-)
>From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
>Sent: Friday, 11 August 2006 12:51 PM
>To: Henry D. Reynolds
>Subject: Re: Why I like my rubber bumper MG ( was Re: MG Pricing)
>Sorry. Cars are a matter of individual taste. It's just that the newer Bs
>had more complexity when new, then when you compound it now with
>deterioration due to the age of the cars, it makes them a challenge to
>operate I would think. Miatas are commonplace and they lack low rpm
>torque, but they are low maintenance and that means a lot to me now that
>I'm old (57). I've even found that I can do many repairs on my Miata
>myself (I credit years of British car ownership for training me in auto
>At 06:56 PM 08/10/2006, Henry D. Reynolds wrote:
> >man oh man! (flame on)
> >somebody buy my MG so I can get a miata.
> >Well I for one enjoy my RBB. I just put a peco exhaust and eet rawks
> >One trick it can do is idle in traffic almost indefinitely without
> >overheating in 95+ degree heat. none of my CBBs ever mastered that trick.
> >Another thing I like about my RBB is that I have never heard that
> >sickening "clunk" that you hear when the rear axle slams into the bump
> >stops. even lowered (by time) the rear suspension does not bottom.
> >and i don't worry when parallel parking in this college town.
> >"Alle Menschen werden Bruder"
> > Henry D. Reynolds - System Administrator
> > mail: email@example.com - phone: 512.448.3617 - cell: 512.699.8658
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