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Mazda6 replacement:

NA/NB Miata
1 (6.7%)
NC Miata
3 (20%)
ND Miata
4 (26.7%)
Camaro 1LE
3 (20%)
Mustang trackpack
4 (26.7%)

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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2020, 06:57:35 am »
Categorically, it is always the answer.

But can that engine fit in a Miata?
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2020, 07:48:10 am »
But can that engine fit in a Miata?
Only if you replace the chasis.
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2020, 09:14:25 am »
An LS fits...
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2020, 09:50:13 am »
An LS fits...

There's a lot of structural reconfiguration required, and not just to relocate motor mounts.
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2020, 09:59:05 am »
Another thing about a used Miata. They are basically toys or weekend cars, and tend to accumulate less miles than a regular sedan. So if you decide to go that route, you want a box stock, unmolested example with low mileage and a good Carfax.
The idea being, every used car is there for a reason, and the reason many Miatas get traded or put up for sale is the owner can no longer afford the toy.
You don't want a car that's been raced to death, or a regular sedan that got dumped because of some hidden trans or engine issue.

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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2020, 11:17:48 am »
An LS fits...
Best fit is a mild Windsor.  An R-code would be fun, but the chassis might complain.
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2020, 07:48:37 pm »
There's a lot of structural reconfiguration required, and not just to relocate motor mounts.

True, but LS-swapped Miatas are extremely popular.

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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2020, 09:45:15 am »
I want an ND. So much civilized. So much fun. So little worry. Rich posted a vid in the Miata thread well worth watching.
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2020, 10:22:15 am »
I want an ND. So much civilized. So much fun. So little worry. Rich posted a vid in the Miata thread well worth watching.
Why would you want a civilized "sports" car?  Higher levels of adrenaline when it's a bit wild and raucous. 
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2020, 11:38:00 am »
I want any Miata.
But not an autotragic. That's UnMiata.
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2020, 12:07:53 pm »
Why would you want a civilized "sports" car?  Higher levels of adrenaline when it's a bit wild and raucous. 

Civilized from a modern point of view. Car still feels raw and connected to the road, with an updated touch. Like nav etc...
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2020, 04:45:34 pm »
Looks like I listened to the poll
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2020, 12:06:55 pm »
Looks like I listened to the poll

Congratulations!! Pics?

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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2020, 07:58:18 pm »
Gorgeous. I'd spec mine the same way.

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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2020, 12:29:33 am »
All cars need to be Soul Red!  (I think your words).  Just awesome.  Super congratulations.  Actually that last pic of your open garage with MX-5, Bolt, and a classic car makes me envious. 

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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2020, 12:41:38 am »
Soul Red is a nice color, spicy and sophisticated. I think it'll age well, but I'm partial to metallic paints :huh:
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2020, 01:52:31 am »
Nice! Beautiful colour combo, too. Used?
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2020, 03:03:48 pm »
Nice! Beautiful colour combo, too. Used?

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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #49 on: December 25, 2020, 04:03:05 am »
Perfect
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2020, 08:29:43 pm »
Yeah, so jelly!  :)

We're talking of getting rust fixed and repainting Scrappy- either Soul Red or the 30th anniversary Miata orange.
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #51 on: December 30, 2020, 07:01:12 am »
Yeah, so jelly!  :)

We're talking of getting rust fixed and repainting Scrappy- either Soul Red or the 30th anniversary Miata orange.

I wonder how much a Soul Red paint job would cost. I want to do my Jeep :lol:
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2020, 10:48:24 am »
I wonder how much a Soul Red paint job would cost. I want to do my Jeep :lol:
Probably a lot more than the cost of the Jeep, unless you just get a gallon of red paint and paint brush. :huh:
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Re: Miata vs Camaro/Mustang
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2020, 12:51:29 pm »
Probably a lot more than the cost of the Jeep, unless you just get a gallon of red paint and paint brush. :huh:

Everything I do is more than the cost of the Jeep. I only paid $650 for it. :lol:
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