Although the Miata may be viewed as a "chick car" (my apologies to the women
on the list) or as just another shoebox with the to cut off, I am sure that
there are a lot of folks that have experienced just what is described below.
I had similar experiences with the 66 Mustang that I owned. It was
nothing special (289 4v, 3spd coupe with Pony interior) but it was loud
(caused people to look) had character and lots of folks lusted for one. I
thoroughly enjoyed the car, but when I sold it I did not look back.
Don't get me wrong about the note above. When I sold my first roadster, I
regretted it from the first moment that the keys left my hand. I would love
to have it back if I could get it in the same condition that I sold it (not
realistic - the car has had lots of mods since then) but since I cannot, I
will get one of my other ones going. I know folks that owned roadsters that
think that they are the biggest pieces of crap rolling - and theirs were not
junky cars. They just had a bad experience or two and that jaded them. I
tend to connect with mechanical things. The roadster and I were as one when
I had it. We had a falling out about minor failures (to be expected given
the age) and made a rash decision to sell. Oh well.
1967 SRL311 00060
1967 SRL311 00076
>From: Gary McCormick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Reply-To: Gary McCormick <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: In defense of the Miata
>Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 07:40:01 -0800
>Yeah, but when you drive down the street, do little kids turn and look? Do
>down their windows at stoplights and ask you what kind of car that is, or
>to tell you that
>they used to have one and wish they hadn't sold it? Do people roll down
>going 70 MPH on the freeway and ask you what kind of car that is (actually
>me... ), or to tell you that they used to have one and wish they hadn't
>sold it? Does the
>Highway Patrol officer who pulled you over for speeding on The World's Most
>Freeway (I'll give you a hint - it's in California - NORTHERN California...
>about the Roadster he used to have (but still give you the ticket - damn)?
>Until that kind of thing starts happening with your Miata, don't even talk
>to me about
>San Jose, CA
> > Hello List!
> > I have 2 Roadsters and a 91 Miata. The Miata always starts. While I
> > driving the Roadster, and it is definitely a different ride than the
> > The Miata has fuel injection, electronic ignition, and is a true
> > every sense of the word.
> > Just my 2 cents
> > Dave Ford
> > Indiana
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