I wanna do the gay thing and buy a miata, possibly selling my crappy old daily...

SniperWish
SniperWish

I wanna do the gay thing and buy a miata, possibly selling my crappy old daily in the process

tell me why its a bad idea pls

DeathDog
DeathDog

Get a reliable daily first and do a 350 swap on a turd gen. You'll be happier, and the swap is one you can pull off in a fucking parking lot.

TechHater
TechHater

How big are you (tall/fat)?
Do you need a big trunk?
Do you sometimes need more than 2 seats?
Do you like being fast?
Do you understand that they are not as cheap to maintain as japanese econobox?

TreeEater
TreeEater

@TechHater
little guy, lean/athletic build 5'6 manlet
sometimes, I carry music gear with me to practice
when driving friends, but otherwise nah
yeah, I know the miata is slow :(
I thought they were pretty cheap...

Firespawn
Firespawn

@DeathDog
my dude I am new to Veeky Forums what is a 350 swap

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

The Miata is a great car but I would make the argument it's more of a hobby car than a daily driver...at least in the context of today's lazy/instant gratification/consumer-centric world.

It's manual so it's not fun for stop and go traffic. It's small so you can't fit more than one person. The trunk is small. The cheapest/most fun are arguably going to be collector cars in the future so you would have to take good care of it and keep the miles low. Etc. it's an absolute blast to drive and I'm glad I bought mine but I also have the luxury of a SUV for long ass road trips or inclement weather

FastChef
FastChef

@ZeroReborn
Thats the vibe I get too, Ive just wanted one ever since I was a kid. Im still in Uni so might not be the best idea to own and maintain two cars, but a couple of guys I know do that and Im jealous

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Firespawn
Small block Chevy.

One of the simplest, easiest to understand push rod engines out there. A total retard can wrap their head around it with a weekend of research, they can be had absolutely dirt fucking cheap, and built to 350-400 HP with a budget of around $1500-$2000 depending on how much of the work you have to pass on to someone else.

Turd gen has a smaller displacement SBC, a 305,and the 350 bolts right up with zero modification.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@DeathDog
fuck off with your stupid memes kid

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Raving_Cute
Since when is the 350 swap a meme

I'm 90% of the posts mentioning it

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Crazy_Nice
dumb chebby babby

w8t4u
w8t4u

@TreeEater
You will need a different car when you want to carry your gear or your friends.
And contrary to popular belief is not as cheap as owning a civic or some toyota econobox.
I would not recomend it as your only car.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@DeathDog
@whereismyname
@Crazy_Nice
The 350 a shit, the ford 302 is lighter and more compact

Kindly fuck off GM shill

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@SniperWish
It's a death trap if you try to dagumi

eGremlin
eGremlin

@FastChef
my lurvely trips
@whereismyname
check'd and also sounds interesting, never done much on a car in the way of mechanical stuff before, I did paint my current one so im keen to learn how to do it. Simpler the better
@w8t4u
Yeah, I have a decent amount of cash already, there are some popping up that I could theoretically buy now and keep my current car. After that its just paying for registration and all. Not as cheap as in parts are expensive? Or not particularly good on petrol?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@SniperGod
telling someone to do a swap that requires literally no modifications makes you a shill
telling someone with so little knowledge of cars that they don't even know what an SBC is to throw an off-brand engine in a car

I always figured the people crying SHILL SHILL SHILL were retards. Guess now I know.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@SniperWish

NA Miatas are a meme. Don't pay the high prices Cucklist faggots ask for them, don't perpetuate the Miata meme.

NC Miatas are currently the best deal if you want something that hasn't been beat on and is reasonably priced. Old boomers drove them and maintained them well. Poorfag ricers can't afford them.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@w8t4u

manlet

MX5 is the perfect car for you then senpai

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Rocker panel rust

MPmaster
MPmaster

@SniperWish
buying a miata is fine if you're a raging homosexual or a manutragic endorsing nu-male

eGremlin
eGremlin

@SniperWish
tell me why its a bad idea pls
Miatas make for shit daily drivers. Very little storage space and the ragtop sucks in heavy rain.

Keep your crappy old daily and save up for a Miata. Then you can be gay on the weekends or whenever you want to go out while having a regular car for more regular duties.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

MIATA
IS
ALWAYS
THE
ANSWER

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Ignoramus
sugoi desu yo ne
@eGremlin
that is a good point desu, summer is p much here so i reckon ill save during the year and buy one for next summer
@GoogleCat
love this guy
@BinaryMan
im retarded, what is NA and NC

for what its worth, i live in NZ

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@GoogleCat
There is something not right with this picture but I can't put my finger on what it is.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@SniperWish
what is NA and NC
NA is pop-up lights, NC is the newer one but not the newest.

Dunno about the weather in Kiwi, but it's probably more suitable for convertibles than it is up here. Wear a hat when you drive with the top down or you'll get raped by the sun.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Deadlyinx
yeah a hat or a 5mm thick layer of suncream because the sun is barbaric

unfortunately i can probably only afford the NA ones as theyre older and cheaper here, found a real nice one for 5000 NZD, the only NC ones ive seen are on sale for 7000 but they aint selling desu

Techpill
Techpill

Do the right thing and buy one

massdebater
massdebater

Buy it so you can post dank memes with us in the miata general

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Ginguim is why it's bad

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@TreeEater
desu

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Gonna shill my Boxster as an alternative

Ignore the headlight falling apart desu

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@SniperWish
NA/NB/NC from left to right. ND is the angry one not pictured.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@SniperWish
possibly selling my crappy old daily
for another crappy old daily
lad... no

I mean a well-maintained Miata is reliable but at their age now, the NAs have shit breaking all the time. Well, at least in hot, humid climates. I dunno, maybe colder areas they're OK so long as you aren't on salted roads or something. If you get a Miata, get an NB or newer. Like 2001 and up.

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