Ownership Verified: Giggles: altoid's 2004 Miata

altoid

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After many years of threatening and promising, and months of looking for a BMW and failing at finding the one, I came to my senses and bought what I should've ages ago.

She's a 6-speed manual 2004 Miata with 112k miles and needs a new top sometime soon. In fact, I'm gonna' take her to the shop this week, while I still have my Camry, and ask them to do the timing belt and some other stuff since they're in there, and give her a once-over, just in case. Name inspired by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modesty_Blaise



Modification plans? Not sure. I dislike NBs without lower fascia of some sort, and I dislike the rather boat-like ride height, and I think I dislike the wheels, so those are probably the first appearance items on the list. Performance-wise, I'll wait a bit and see how I feel about things after driving the car for a little while. Roll bar, suspension, and chassis bracing are likely, power adders are not.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go :driving:.
 

lws1984

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Congratulations on finally buying something! /s

No really, good job. I eagerly await finding out what tall-person mods you end up doing.
 

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I just love how you went from chasing ZHPs for months to buying a Miata in a day :D

Love the white top!
 

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Just kidding, enjoy your Miata.
 

nicjasno

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Approved. :p

I like the wheels though. Get rid of the mudflaps. That will improove looks immensly.
 

altoid

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The top is tan, to match the interior. :lol: I'll probably replace it with another tan top, as it needs replacing.
 

ninjacoco

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Congrats! Looks nice and I think the wheels suit it rather well.
 

altoid

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Balls ? HomeLink won't even light up. The common issue seems to be the relevant fuse, so I'll look into it later.
 
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