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Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by beastlytaco, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Aug 20, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco [OP] This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    okay so i know its not a toyota but hear me out. my dad is lookin for a retirement car. preferbly a sports car. and he decided down between a mazda miata and a toyota celica. so if i could get some advice on which to recomend to him. are the trannys good, engine problems that sort of thing.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    Tell him, he'll need a sex change if he gets a celica. No offense to you toyota owners... oh wait.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco [OP] This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    what are celicas for pussys or sumthin?
     
  4. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:02 PM
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    Not pussies, but generally they are chick cars. I do occasionally see, some fruits that rice em out. Just stick with the miata and drop a chev 350 in that bitch. She'll haul.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    beastlytaco [OP] This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    well he cant really do that. i wish he could. but ive helped him look and weve found a miata thats within our pricerange and i think towards the first of the year we might get it
     
  6. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    Nice. A 350'd miata would be rediculous!









    Woohoo 200th post!
     
  7. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    yeh but can you imagine the look on some guys face when you pull up to em. and they hear that baby roar. oh yeah congrats on 200
     
  8. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    Miata's are great cars. I helped a buddy with his in High School. Never had issues with the engine or tranny. The car was easy to work on...Needed very little to be sharp looking and comfy.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    cool. whats the hp like. a 1.8 L?
     
  10. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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    go for the miata!! they are a blast to drive....pretty quick, and they weigh nothing!!
     
  11. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    yeah i figured it be a good car for him. he just needs it for back and forth driving. but what about safety. his wife doesnt want him in anything unsafe.
     
  12. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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  13. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    shit man. im sure youd have to change flywheels and gear ratios and
     
  14. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    This is a good reason to have a midlife crisis! Buy a miata, drop a 350, no wait, an LS1. And dump a shitload of money into it! Goddamn it would be a fun build
     
  15. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:41 PM
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    It is a small car....but most cars are reasonably safe. My buddy never tested his out- but it seemed to be well built which is a fair indication of safety??
     
  16. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:59 PM
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    cool ill let him know tomorrow. thanks guys on the posts.
     
  17. Aug 20, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    Screw 'em both!

    Get a Corvette!!!

    My dad has a Celica. Too cramped in them things. Either that or I'm used to having lots of room in my cars/trucks.

    Miata's are cool and there's lots of people around that do stuff with 'em. I go to Autocrosses locally and watch the guys race around the cones. There's always a souped up miata (or several of them) running around the track. I've never seen anyone with a Celica at these events.
     
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    yep....the celicas are cramped as hell....cant really get comfy in one of those.
     
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    He wants a sporty smaller car?

    Mini Cooper S.
     
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