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After a lot of thought, I've finally decided. I want a Miata. I've wanted one for a while, but I'm finally ready to actually pull the trigger on one. I know next to nothing about cars in general, let alone what I should look for when shopping around. Are there any guides/pieces of advice you guys could give to help me shop around for one? Honestly not picky between NA, NB, or NC, but definitely leaning towards more NA/B. Also Miata thread, I guess.
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Just use facebook marketplace or craigslist, I don't know. Just check inspect the car thoroughly before buying. Have the seller hand you the title immediately and make sure it's clear and clean. Don't even waste your time if they don't have the title and it isn't notarized.

well /o/ after getting my old 240sx back from my ex-gf it returned with a whole lot of dents, and no engine. I've been looking for a replacement KA24DE for months now but haven't been able to find anything in new england that wasn't either
a)dummy overpriced like +$1k for trug motor
or b) already blown up
It's been getting to the point that I'm just thinking of piecing together a ghetto swap just so it moves and i can get rid of it.
on that note, anyone do any <$500 swaps on their cars?
I found a complete CA18i (single cam carb) swap for under $500 that i thought about for 2mins but not sure if I want to cut the already anemic power level of a KA in half. Other options i thought of was 302/T5 out of a foxbody, or finding a rotted out k1500 and running a 350/nv3500.
Biggest problem i'm having is just not knowing the market anymore for what go to RWD & Manual drivetrains are out there anymore
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>>23461915
It's the sub $500 requirement in the OP. Even if you did all the work and fan yourself you aren't doing an LS swap for sub $1500. Getting lucky with a part out or getting an engine from a you-pull and running either stock are basically the two options.
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>>23460600
302s make no power and t5s take no power best chance might be finding a fourth gen maro witha 350 and t56 thats runs but is totalled and swapping that but a custom drive shaft is probably 500 buckaroons by itself
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>>23460794
you'd be wrong
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For $500, at least the entry cost:
VG30E + trans from a Z31 300zx
1UZ + trans adapter + KA trans
KA24E + trans - don't underestimate the SOHC version
Personally, I'd stretch to $1000 and try to get a 3SGE BEAMS and a toyota tranny. You could maybe put together a 2GZGE and a manual trans for that budget. It won't be fast but it will be fun, kinda.
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Man, my strut towers rusted out, so I got a good driveline/interior, but my chassis is shit. Wish you were selling OP, i'd buy it in a heartbeat.

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What does it mean if I like cars for their looks, but I don't like driving them? I've driven a 1970s Chevy truck, it was fun and all that, but I didn't find it (very) fun that I will daily drive a car. I also don't like driving too fast, I can't imagining myself driving a fast car or/and driving all day to do daily errands. I plan to walk or use my bicycle, skateboard, etc. Is this a thing among you guys or am I a rare breed?

Favorite car I admire right now pic related.
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>>23462000
What are you alluding to? Are there more people that know the truth in r9k? Zoomers are failures, younger millennials are soi.
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>>23462029
>Zoomer are failures

brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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>>23462039
You're not helping your previous statement at all. Do you care to elaborate or just seem dumber with each post?
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>>23462073
he's just reminding us that zoomers are dumb as fuck
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>>23462073
zoomers are just a product of what is in front of them, affordable cars the last 20 years have been faggot fwd cuckboxes so it's no surprise the younger generation is losing interest in the automotive hobby. bikes are the only way forward

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Is handling more important than power?

Is that why the BRZ is so popular? Honestly I think the thing needs a turbo just like the WRX, but there has to be some reason why they didn't include it.
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>>23460646
Not him but the front end is atrocious, Nissan’s reputation is irreparably damaged at this point and for $40k, I’d rather have an American v8.
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>>23461485
Yeah I think I was too late on the reply.
I find the front end to be terrible, but aftermarket support should be able to fix that really easily, the rest of the car looks to be quite good. And it's what everyone wanted out of the Nupra.
As for irreparably damaged. it's not like they made a Z into a CUV like Mitsubishi and Ford
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>>23451648
i got mine for 1k
at that price my alternatives were shitboxes with no ac
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>>23453810
its the best car chevrolet makes after the corvette and the camaro
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>>23457404
Yeah.

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When I get out of my car, it makes a clunk clunk clunk sound from the left rear wheel, like it's settling from the weight difference and there's a bunch of friction, like an old door that needs to be lubricated. What do you think it could possibly be?
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Check struts, sway bar bushings, ball joints etc
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>>23462147
Thanks Anon. Will do.

What exactly is your favorite luxobarge and why? What sets it apart from others in your opinion?
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Later model LS400's. Bland looking yes, but enough power to waft about in as well as comfort.
Wouldn't say no to a W220 or Citroen C6 though.
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>>23461827
>Citroen C6
based
that rear glass is very nice
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The patrician's choice
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Taraf
it looks cool
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>>23461827
Speaking of the LS400, how much is the 430 a step up from it in terms of being a land yacht?

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WHY DIDN'T WE MURICANS GET IT?!!!
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Modern civic coupe is basically a modern crx as the side profiles are the same
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>>23458667
>nigger doesn't know you can buy off the shelf kits to convert these using a hayabusa engine
Oh boy, are you new here?
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>>23458628
Pic related. Are you stupid? The cars that /o/ and youtube car ecelebs like do not sell. Why the fuck would they bring over/make a car you like? You don't buy them. You only get a used one. You're the one to blame for them "not bringing them over". Buying a new car you like is the only way to fix the trend of pic related.
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>>23462057
whether or not off the shelf swap kits exist the fact that its necessary means its a shit car
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>>23459286
Forza Horizo 4

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Auto Sticker General #490

"don't like my image choice? get fucked" op tells you yet again edition

Previous thread >>23387185

>List of Vendors and Social Media
https://pastebin.com/AGc66Z8j
https://markdownshare.com/view/b5abadcc-c0fb-473e-a34d-f27c0921865d
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eBPgojI3dQdJ08fImjWWIHOuaEWR3TU0SAeTFxkRtqs/edit#gid=989484789

>/osg/ FAQ
http://pastebin.com/vaEgettv

>What is this thread for?

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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someone make more schizo stickers
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>>23461465
make them urself damnit
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>>23461477
i can only be so schizo
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>>23432776
Whats a good way of printing stickers? Also I have a Cricut I got from my mom, should I sell it and get a different vinyl cutter?
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>>23462095
home printing bad must spend big money
cricut is ok until it breaks

Is this the Miata of pickup trucks?
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>>23447402
Very serious question, but what is the motivation for buying one of these? It looks like you barely actually have any bed to haul stuff with. The big cab little bed just feels so off
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>>23460174
Gimme my fucking bike back, then we'll talk.
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>>23450448
>crew cab
buy a suv or sedan
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>>23447156
it's even got the miata smile
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>>23461494
Having a separate bed but don’t need a full size truck, it’s for people who at most will have to haul a couch, and want a smaller daily driver
It’s a ute, not a truck

I'm digging around hoping to get a newer, nice and practical but still fun shitbox to DD. Budget is $8000ish. How are the Mk6 GLIs and GTIs? I'm finding a lot of VWs just shy of $10k in my area and want to make sure I'm not buying a timebomb
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i have a mk6 2.5l jetta that's been nothing but great to me. only thing that's needed replacement (outside of brakes/bulbs/tires etc) were shocks at ~150,000km. may have lasted longer but my city is fucking filled with potholes. probably should do control arms soon too.

>>23457821
>TSIs are absolute doodoo butter
also worth noting
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>>23457720
lady i work with has one, can't recommend it. hers has 60k and the timing chain has already had huge issues. i would avoid
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>>23461098
one year;

bought it with a fucked ebrake cable and a squeaky hinge.

other than that it works just fine.

can't say i'm happy with the auto dragging gears for mpg though, once in a blue moon it shudders going from 3rd to 2nd
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Mk7 gti have issues with rear main seals leaking. Also water pump failures. Some 2015 models had faulty turbos. Also, if you get a dsg model you'll need to service it every 40k miles. Carbon buildup also occurs in the intake manifold and needs to be cleaned around every 60-80k miles.
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>Been looking for my first car for sometime now
>Best friend told me he really likes his gf's GTI
>Tells me the interior is much better than his car, a 2015 Mazda 3, and that the driving is more precise and sharp
>Decide to go check the VWs in my price range and year range on Kijiji
>They pretty much all have the 1.8 TSI
If it's really that bad reliability wise I guess I'll just go back to my first choice, a 3rd gen Mazda 3 GS.

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ITT: Peak 2000s cars and designs.
The future was bright.
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>>23457566
literally a C-HR like 17 years before wtf
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>>23459127
>nobody bought it
?
https://www.motorbiscuit.com/the-2020-jeep-gladiator-has-been-a-pandemic-sales-success/
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>>23457817
I remember that in xXx 2 with Ice Cube, I thought it was released.
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The 2005-2009 Mustang is the sexiest modern Mustang and there's nothing you can say to change my mind.

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General Night Drive Thread, post songs pics, stories anything related

Also, name a group better for going on 1am cruises than Depeche Mode, I'll wait.
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>>23461733
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q73LMKKxbc

And the soundtrack, of course.
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Terminator Soundtrack
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>>23461749
Could be jason bourne soundtrack too.
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>>23461733
it's happening
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2006 Jetta TDI like a boss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UZvjy60bpc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU18Sc4szK0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mko7z-oR7AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siO6dkqidc4

>he calls his WRX a sports car
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>>23453056
don't shit on poorfags anon. they are cunts, they know not what they do
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I have a 03 wrx (with the lsd, etc) and a 89 mx5

You obviously drive then completely different, the wrx still handles well. With some sway bars It will oversteer or understeer depending on what you ask of it

The rear likes to rotate under braking and you can then get on the power to keep the car rotating but at the end of the day it is a big heavy unit
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>>23454515
>does a launch
>smokes clutch
Mhm best way to get the power down
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>>23461587
Yeah if you dial in the suspension right, most any impreza will happily adjust attitude with throttle adjustment. You just can't expect to drive it like FR where you're loading up the front end with huge cornering forces and countersteering all the time. The balance point favors throwing it in to a turn sideways because both ends are going to share cornering and engine forces.

But then again whenever it comes to car memes everybody shouts understeer just like they shout head gaskets.
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>>23453056
Ok tesla fag

How feasible is it to daily a squarebody? Could a guy tow lawn equipment and furniture with these? Share your experiences
>inb4 old
>inb4 gas mileage
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>>23461924
This rig yours? Tell me about it
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>>23461929
not mine, someone else on this board posted it prior
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>>23459831
Dewit anon, just bought one myself

-huge aftermarket support
-parts are cheap
-everyone loves them on the road
-easy to work on, simple as hell
-will hold value / increase over the next few years

They’re based anon, go for it
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>>23462049
How much did you pay for yours? What was the condition?
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>>23462062
$2500. ‘78 GMC High Sierra, 2WD. Rockers are pretty rusted out but the frame is solid. Need to drive it more but already fallen in love with the ol girl. Might’ve overpaid a bit, but the interior is immaculate so whatever. A lot of the price depends on where you live from what I’ve seen. If you get the opportunity to get one for a decent price anon, pull the damn trigger, you won’t regret it

he cute
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>>23451169
>i love that instead of going back on the track like a normal person, he decided to do a j turn
Same.
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>>23426467
She Thicc
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>>23458378
Agreed
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>>23458378
THICCER
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>>23460420
This.




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