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Old 12-13-2012, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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disclaimer: chances are i won't pull the trigger, with 3rd baby coming and all. but u know...... it doesn't hurt to dream

it all started out with my m6 wagon, which is a great car. it's also my first mazda. it really got me liking the mazda vehicles, especially the miata, which i started drooling over. Today I stumble upon one here. it's a 2010 miata g.t. with only 28k miles for $14.5k
Miata MX-5 2010 G.T. Convt HardTop Manual 28k Miles

so i did some more research on miata by typing "miata vs", google suggested boxter, which i thought was interesting. not that mazdas aren't good but u know... porsche and mazda don't usually appear in the same sentence . but it peaked my interest in boxters. I trolled the local craigstlist again and found a 2001 boxter s with 89k miles for $14k
PORSCHE BOXTER S CABRIOLET

so let's say u got the cash for one of them, which one would you go for and why?
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the miata. They're both women's cars and if you have to drive a woman's car at least make it the cheaper of the two to maintain and the significantly more reliable of the two.

:isclaimer:: No offence intended, I'm just a 6'3 300 lb guy and I hate having to drive those damn miatas in and out of the shop to work on them.
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I'm sure the maintenance on the Porsche will be more expensive. The Miata is a nice color and from what I hear, they're more fun to drive. If you want more refinement, then the Porsche is probably the better option.
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My vote was for the Porsche either way (LOVE those cars), but it seems that your Miata got taken down.
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Have you considered the Pontiac G8?

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If youre thinking of getting a miata, get a mazdaspeed miata. Only available in 2004/2005 models though. The nice thing is they have exclusive colors though.

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From the options presented in your post id go for the Miata. newer car, far less miles, thus being more reliable. Not saying that the Porsche isn't good, for a 2001 it has low miles, but i wouldn't spend 14 grand for a year 2001 car. Keep searching around for other cars, im sure you will find other vehicles that fit your needs and still within price range.
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My vote was for the Porsche either way (LOVE those cars), but it seems that your Miata got taken down.
Yup, they probably already sold the car.
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there IS a ms miata selling in my town but I thought the asking price is kinda steep, albeit less than 10k miles
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I thought g8 is a bit on the big side? and it only comes with atx right?
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there IS a ms miata selling in my town but I thought the asking price is kinda steep, albeit less than 10k miles
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I thought g8 is a bit on the big side? and it only comes with atx right?
That's wayyy too much. 8-9k is how much I'd pay for an MSM.

I myself love the N/A Miata with with flip up headlights. Looks like a mini FD3S. The roadsters have been really popular as of lately. The community in my town has seen a crazy increase in the number of miata owners, not to mention its always been a favorite among the Auto-x drivers. Put on some decent suspension on them and you'll have yourself a giant go-kart.

Are you looking for a roadster specifically?
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