[MSCW list] Miata Purchasing Help

Robert Krauss kraussra
Tue Sep 8 21:24:24 CEST 2015

Bryan,Thanks for your advice.  The idea of a major maintenance expense at 60k is important to know.Bob

> Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 15:12:00 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [MSCW list] Miata Purchasing Help
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> Hi Bob,
> > On Sep 7, 2015, at 10:02 AM, Robert Krauss via MSCW <mscw at mscw1.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I am new to the list serve and would like to request some help from a Miata enthusiast.  I am replacing my 1976 MGB and it appears that the Miata is a modern day MGB.
> That was our impression too, we had a MGB-GT back when, and got our Miata 4 years ago.  Brought it all back.
> > From searching the web it appears that if I search and search I can get a 2003 with less than 40k miles in the area of $10k.  Is this this a good way to go?   Is mileage more important than model year?  Are there any options that I should be looking for?
> As with every enthusiast car, these are hotly debated questions and there really is no one right answer.  My suggestion would be to come to the picnic and let people tell you why they like the one they have, then you can see what fits you best.  Be aware there is a major maintenance at 60k miles, that has an impact on prices.
> >   Is there a better way to search other than the used car web sites such as Cars.com, Craigslist, Cargurus, etc.?
> Miata.net has a classified section, some nice cars show up there.
> Bryan Blackwell | Springfield, Va. | bryan at skiblack.com | http://autoxer.skiblack.com/
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