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#292 of 4364 Miata paint & trim colors
May 27, 2000 (11:56 am)
Hi Mazda Lovers. I'm looking at a 1995 Mx-5 M Merlot with tan leather. I love this car...took a test drive last night. Haven't driven a real sports car since we put the '58 MGA in storage (about 25 yrs. ago). The asking price is $12,995, which doesn't seem too far off...but it doesn't seem to have the original wheels. Any chance I could ever find a set? It has gold-tone trim instead of chrome. Is this proper? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
#293 of 4364 1995 M edition
May 27, 2000 (1:23 pm)
The M-edition of 1995 should have 15 inch BBS mesh style wheels. I think they were silver, and they are some of the most desirable OEM wheels for the Miata. They are light and they are 15 inches, with correct offset. I remember someone mentioning Mazda asks $800 a piece for these wheels. Anyway, it can be difficult to get originals if they are not on the car already. You can use it as a bargaining chip
#294 of 4364 RE:Potential Miata Buyer
May 27, 2000 (4:02 pm)
I bought a 99 Anniversary Edition last May. With hardtop and ABS brakes we paid just over $25,000. Ok, call me crazy. This is the third Miata in my garage, a 93 Base model that is pretty modified a 93LE and now the 99 AE. Both 93 have over 60K miles on their clocks. ZERO mechanical problems. NOT ONE! So far same on the 99. SO go for it buy the 2000 or 99. Or take a look at a good used Miata. It will be the best car money you have ever spent!
May 27, 2000 (7:31 pm)
do you like the Miata?
May 27, 2000 (8:13 pm)
Sure but only on days ending in "Y"
May 27, 2000 (9:07 pm)
Now i HAVE to check one out. I might just HAVE to trade my camaro in on one!
#298 of 4364 I am telling you...
May 28, 2000 (1:35 am)
Good thing the Miata is a car. It would be illegal if it was a drug. So addictive.
Wait... maybe it is a drug. It causes me to have a silly grin each time I go for a spin
May 29, 2000 (1:32 am)
The gold stuff, paige55, is a dealer add on the original buyer got stuck with. Not a problem unless you don't like it. The wheels may be a different deal -- the BBS rims were quite light and kept the unsprung weight of the car down. They were also v. attractive. At one point some of the aftermarket dealers Miata.net carried the OEM replacement wheels ... don't know if they still do, but it's worth checking. And BBS used to have a very similar wheel available for consumer purchase -- try their web site.
Looking at used Miatas is a good idea to keep the price down. I always think of that when people post here worried about how much they can "save" on a new one when there are a lot of great used ones on the market.
blackcurrent, unless you like to go straight ahead all the time, I suspect you won't believe the fun you'd have in a Miata. It's a MUCH easier car to drive, btw ... I mean to drive quickly. Let us know.
May 29, 2000 (5:38 am)
It's just that i haven't had an opportunity to check out the miata. I love the new styling! I just need to drive one.
Problem is, my wife, who's very understanding about my sportscar interests, isn't receptive to a two seat car. Oh well, i guess i don't blame her. Those little jump seats in the Z sure come in handy with the kids!
#301 of 4364 just bought one
May 29, 2000 (12:31 pm)
Hey, to anybody. I've never been one to jump into online discussions, but recently took the plunge on a 1990 miata and am looking for confirmation that i've done a good thing.
So far I love it. At $3,800 I'm in the midst of a 4-wheel brake job, complete, and new exhaust as well as new rubber.
Just put some decent tunes in it but they seem so much less impoortant in this car than in a sedan.
I've been reading through the postings this morning and wanted to weigh in with the people looking at brand new ones as a third car.
DON'T. seriously, simple economics and depreciation should have you scouring the paper for several weeks. (I've been checking every week for a couple years before i found one that'll fit my criteria of being tip-top for about 5k)
Any of you more experienced miata-heads care to confirm or trash my thoughts?