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« on: July 09, 2018, 07:29:07 PM »

..as of today, I am a 'ragtop' roadster owner. 49,000 miles, 28 years old, $5500 bucks. 115hp, 5 speed manual, air conditioning, but ye olde crank-up windows.



This is the first car I've ever bought with nothing but casual, recreational, driving as it's purpose, something reserved only to motorcycles in the past.

It feels weird.
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 07:46:51 PM »

I’ve seen so many people riding with the top down and the windows up so the cranks may not be so bad. Congrats on your new purchase.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 08:39:51 PM »

Congrats.   That looks like fun
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 10:16:32 PM »

And there it is, in the driveway....

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 02:08:22 AM »

Looks good.
What's the year, make etc.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 02:29:14 AM »

Looks good.
What's the year, make etc.


1990 Mazda Miata MX-5. 

I can almost get in and out of it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 03:09:03 AM »

1990 Mazda Miata MX-5. 

I can almost get in and out of it.

Congratulations. Getting in and out is a bit different than other vehicles, but getting used to it is well worth the effort! Enjoy!
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 06:26:55 AM »

Looks good.
What's the year, make etc.


1990 Mazda Miata MX-5. 

I can almost get in and out of it.

Congrats on the new toy!
You say the windows are powered by ArmStrong?
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 08:48:38 PM »

Congratulations. Welcome to the ragtop world
75 years old and bought a 2005  Chysler PT Cruiser ragtop last fall for fun and it's too wet for a Burgman.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 11:20:20 PM »

Congrats.  Join the old guy club.  I bought my Solara convertible in the late winter for the same reasons and I've really enjoyed it. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 01:38:22 AM »

Looks good.
What's the year, make etc.


1990 Mazda Miata MX-5.  

I can almost get in and out of it.

Congrats on the new toy!
You say the windows are powered by ArmStrong?


The entire car is what the kids nowdays might call 'interactive', meaning you have to 'partner' with the vehicle to facilitate it's motivation more than most are accustomed to doing.

It is the opposite of autonomous, and a spit in the eye of the trend in evermore robotic personal travel.

 
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 10:49:42 PM »

Congrats, I had one for a few years.  Here's a tip- if rain starts leaking in around the windows try popping the headlights.  Drove me crazy until I accidentally discovered it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 03:24:21 AM »

I didn't remember Miata's having flip up headlights.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2018, 05:42:34 AM »

I didn't remember Miata's having flip up headlights.


All 1st generation MX-5's, 1989-1997, had the flippy headlights. All later Miata generations had fixed headlights. There are four generations of the Miata: NA (mine), NB, NC, and the current ND.
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2018, 01:54:12 PM »

Congrats on the new to you set of wheels.  That's a fun car.  Here's wishing you many fun miles of driving.

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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 03:39:05 PM »

It will take up too much room in the garage. I give it until spring-at the latest. You could probably get three or four bikes/scooters in that space. Enjoy it while it lasts, though, and have fun with it!
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 06:29:12 PM »

Looks good.
What's the year, make etc.


1990 Mazda Miata MX-5. 

I can almost get in and out of it.

Congrats on the new toy!
You say the windows are powered by ArmStrong?


The entire car is what the kids nowdays might call 'interactive', meaning you have to 'partner' with the vehicle to facilitate it's motivation more than most are accustomed to doing.

It is the opposite of autonomous, and a spit in the eye of the trend in evermore robotic personal travel.

 

In other words, it fully analog.

Congrats, you'll love that little car.  My grandson has one, a '92, I think, and he loves it.  He recently repainted it a beautiful red.  He likes to race his, so it's got a few mods to it.
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2018, 05:07:01 AM »

It will take up too much room in the garage. I give it until spring-at the latest. You could probably get three or four bikes/scooters in that space. Enjoy it while it lasts, though, and have fun with it!

It's kept in a rented garage space about 3/4 mile from our house.
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2018, 01:20:06 PM »

JB,

Congrats on the Miata.  We enjoyed the heck out a convertible, a Sebring, we had a for a few years. Hope to get another at some point. You see a Miata or two almost everytime you go the the Dragon.

My nephew HAD one .... had, b/c he crashed it.  As per him,  it does not handle like a sport bike

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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 04:47:39 PM »

I used to rebuild Triumphs, MGBs, Fiats but always found the convertibles completed with my first love Motorcycle Riding.  But the Mitata was the best Rally Racing car I had.  Congrats.
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