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  • Talking 'bout my generation

    Okay, time to spill. What generation do you drive? Are you an original NA? A holy smokes that's sexy NB? The technological marvel NC? Or are you a complete wuss and drive something Other Than Miata? If you're feeling talkative, tell us why you chose your machine.
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    NA
    60.34%
    35
    NB
    31.03%
    18
    NC
    5.17%
    3
    OTM
    3.45%
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    I drive an NA. When I was looking for a Miata, specifically 94 or 95, I wanted to not spend a fortune on an NB and didn't want to deal with OBDII because I knew I'd be turbocharging it (just came out of a turbocharged '02 Saturn, I hate OBDII :lol: )
    I like the NBs appearance-wise, but IMO they are too refined to be a Miata. The NAs have a more roadster feel to them, they're rough, raw, and down to the basics. Oh, and call me weird, but I absolutely love flip-up headlights.

    Originally posted by miata5620
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    • #3
      Took the NA for the full on Miata experience and because it's cheaper. I also love how its look and attitude. I wish I could have found an OBDI 1.8 but had no such luck, in the end my 96 was the same price as the older ones but with less miles and much better condition.

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      • #4
        I've previously owned several NA6 and NA8 miatas, from uber garage queen low miles cars, special edition cars, to nasty highly modified. Current car is an early NB.

        The more I drive them, the more I see that the newer they get, the better they get. I know there's not a lot of NC love from the NA guys, but the NC is very capable car with minor suspension upgrades.
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        • #5
          For me nothing supersedes the simplicity, reliability, and drivable fun of a 1.6 Miata.
          All others are further down the chart, in looks and in 'roadster feel' as Eric put it. ;)
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          • #6
            Had a 90 na which I purchased new, then a 94 na also purchased new. Supecharged the 94 as well as a bunch of other mods. Now own an NC prht, have upgraded the stereo, sway bars and springs on the way, to be followed by a supercharger.
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            • #7
              I have an NA, I personally prefer the NA's looks over the NB's big time. Plus I bought my car for 1700 with roll bar, two sets of tires, Teins, KYB's, header, intake, extra parts galore, steel braided lines, and more. Couldn't pass that up. I wanted a car that I could take to the track right then with no work needed.

              My Miata order goes: NA, NC, NB.

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              • #8
                I own a 96 NA, i have never owned one before this. i found this one lingering around on craigslist. i picked it up for 3k with 105,000 miles on it. ill admit at first i really didn't like the car. but after i spent some time driving it and putting some money into it, i began to love the car. HAHA! and now my girlfriend complains about how my car means more to me than her! :p < its not true.
                95 R-package 6 speed, MSPNP, AEM WB UEGO, HDHCDD, Walbro 190lph, stock inj, GT2860RS V-band, ARTech Manifold, 3"TBE, TiALMVS 38mm WG, Blitz BOV, NO BOOST!
                79 Corolla Gutted, weber 32/36, Header, Volk Rays, Ghetto slammed :lol:

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                • #9
                  same story, found mine on craigslist. I was looking for a rwd car that wasn't expensive or unreliable. I almost bought a 240 that needed some work, then a cressida, but I found my 97 in great shape with a brand new top and shocks for $3700. Took the plunge and have never looked back! I think my headlights look better than NB ones too :P
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                  • #10
                    NA for me. i choose the platform because my first taste of the mx5 was matthewapm's na track car, that i fell in love with, at this time i was in the 240 or die attitude, but the miata grew and grew on me, then jesse here got a na which i finally got to drive and it made me fall for it completely. then after my 240 died, i sold all the parts decided that i wanted the BRIGHT *** BLUE miata, and luckily found one and picked it up, and ive honestly never had anymore fun driving any other car.
                    "keep drifting fun......or else..." --Andy Sapp

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by N3v View Post
                      same story, found mine on craigslist. I was looking for a rwd car that wasn't expensive or unreliable. I almost bought a 240 that needed some work, then a cressida, but I found my 97 in great shape with a brand new top and shocks for $3700. Took the plunge and have never looked back! I think my headlights look better than NB ones too :P
                      i agree with you on the head lights!
                      95 R-package 6 speed, MSPNP, AEM WB UEGO, HDHCDD, Walbro 190lph, stock inj, GT2860RS V-band, ARTech Manifold, 3"TBE, TiALMVS 38mm WG, Blitz BOV, NO BOOST!
                      79 Corolla Gutted, weber 32/36, Header, Volk Rays, Ghetto slammed :lol:

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                      • #12
                        After having both, I still prefer the NB. I see the NB as more of a sports car then a classic-like roadster. I've never been big into old roadsters so maybe that's why i'm not as attached to the NAs. I love the slightly more rounded body and the curves over the rear wheels that the NB has. I also like the dash better. I wouldn't mind having another NA one day though, it's not like I completely dislike them, but to me, they take some work to loose the "cuteness" of the stock body lines (like dumping the gross looking front turn signals, the black painted chip guard, and the small mouth of the car).

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                        • #13
                          I own an NA too :whistle:

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                          • #14
                            nb, drove by the dealership saw it sitting there and bought it, no thought process just liked it and bought it.

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                            • #15
                              Sounds like a good deal there Steff/Steph.

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