[MSCW list] MSCW Digest, Vol 81, Issue 3

Bernard Kaufman bulk1914 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 14:09:06 CET 2023

A couple of years ago I had the engine in my 1990 Miata rebuilt by

Eurosport auto care in Davidsonville, md. 

They specialize in European cars but did an excellent job for me.  Not cheap but not terribly expensive either. They are within your driving time. 

1268 central Ave

Bernard Kaufman 

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> Hi all,
> My 2001 Miata LS is getting long in the tooth and requires a bunch of
> repairs. I just got quoted $6k from a local retail repair shop, e.g.
> they're charging $1200 in OE (not sure if they're OEM) parts and $1100 in
> labor just to replace the front upper and lower control arms and only half
> the ball joints. The equivalent aftermarket parts are about $300 from
> partsgeek.com with all the ball joints. Granted the retail shop has a 3
> year warranty on parts and labor but partsgeek gives a 3-year warranty on
> parts for only $28 more.
> Anyone have suggestions on what to do? I'd like the car to last another 10
> years or at least until electric Miatas are available, but paying an
> equivalent of the car's value in repairs is very disheartening.
> I'm willing to bring the car within an hour's driving distance of Arlington
> if it will save me substantial cost for good quality work. Any and all
> suggestions are appreciated, thank you!
> David
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