I had a 94 Miata until an 18 wheeler tried to use it for a wheel chock on
the freeway with me in it last August. I'd probably still have it today.
It was a blast to drive. I put a shock tower stiffener on it and changed
the plug wires when I got it. Plug wires are a frequent maintenance item.
It was like what a British car should have been back in the 80s to fight
off the Japanese invasion of 240Zs and the like. Just one caveat though.
As much fun as it is to drive, most other people view it as a secretary's
car, or a car for women because of it's size. They just don't understand
the engineering that goes into that car. It's the closest thing to a
Lotus street racer you will ever drive. I was just asked yesterday "What
happened to your Stuart Little car?" when I drove up in my 94 Civic that
replaced it. (better mileage) To be fair, my Bugeye gets called that by
kids at British car shows.
> A buddy of mine put an induction kit with a K&N on the end on his '99
> I think it was a huge mistake...it's LOUD and frankly I couldn't see a
> of difference before and after.
> It seems that the Miata listers spend their time wondering if a 5mm wheel
> offset, or new carpets, or shift knob will make a difference in
> They drive cars that really need nothing, yet they want fiddle with their
> cars so spend a lot of time and money doing really stupid stuff.
> I have driven 4 different Miatas...and love them all. As they are. If I
> had the garage space I'd own one!!!
> Geoff Branch
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill L" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "derf" <email@example.com>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 9:20 AM
> Subject: Re: Bought Miata, Now What? Pseudo Japanese LBC content.
>> Hello derf,
>> make it breath better then leave it alone.. ..
>> k&n + headers/exhaust. .. you don't want to upset the "balance"
>> between power and handling...