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    I feel like any na or nb Miata is going to be old enough that a ton of little shit is going to break anyway so I would be looking at cheaper ones. Racecars don't care about dull paint and small dents
     
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    Yeah Im looking at cheaper ones for sure. Just something that is track day ready is all I care about. Suspension, roll bar, brakes, all need to be done. I dont have time right now to deal with prepping a car. If I have to do that I will wait till winter.
     
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    ahh the price makes more sense knowing that it is ready to go. I thought you were looking at stock starter cars for that price and thought you were crazy.

    I feel like the drivetrain on the NC is heavier duty than the NA/NB if you think you will be looking for more power down the line.
     
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    Yeah with work being like 50 hours a week, doing side work as well, a kid and just a busy summer, I wont have time for a project. That and I have 3 other cars and a non running motorcycle that need attention. I just want an out of the box race car.

    Im not against an NC, but they just tend to be a bit more expensive for the ones Im looking at.
     
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    Last time I was looking at NCs (a couple years ago) the NC1 (05-08) was considerably cheaper than the NC2 (09+).
     
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    Yeah, just putting out feelers now for whats out there. A lot more done up NB and NA. One NA I got offered is like sub 2k lbs which is just crazy haha. Granted thats like 100hp car at best.
     
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    Yea the number of track prepped NAs is a good amount larger than NBs and FAR exceeds NCs. The NB does have more favorable suspension geometry over the NA and lots of guys swap NB subframes, knuckles and control arms with r package tie rod ends into their cars.
     
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    Since some time has passed.... AD534BEE-6CE3-427E-91B0-B6EE152BD801.jpeg
     
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    Wasn't feeling it till the last panel then omg
     
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