SPECS
Horsepower
133 HP
Torque
114 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2200 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
1.8 L
Transmission Type
5-Speed
MPG (City/Highway)
24 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

Got this car when I decided I didn't need the 4-door functionality of the WRX. I wanted something small with 2 doors that handled well and had a ton of modding potential, so the Miata was the obvious choice. I intended to get a Turboed Miata, but that fell through so the next day, I found this '96 M with 100k miles that was in really good shape and I went and bought it. Coming from a turbocharged car, I was a bit skeptical considering it doesn't have a high power or torque output. But once I got a chance to drive it, I was sold. It's not fast (although it's not as slow as I expected), but it's a monster on the curvy mountain roads where I live. The plan is to do a turbo build. I've started buying the parts and it should be boosted sometime this summer. Update: Sold it and never turbocharged it. Oh well

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[]Bret Svoboda

Very nice ride

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