Jerry PowerDork
1/18/24 2:16 p.m.

Goofing around on Marketplace the last few weeks, this time just looking at MR2s and Miatas.  I have a few saved but realized two of them are at the same fly by night dealership in KY, about 2hrs away.

The 2nd car had a photo of it next to what looked like the the 1st one.  Sure enough, one ad mentioned Deans Auto Sales.  Go to the website, both are listed.  A 1996 and a 2002, both red, the '96 seems to have a few go-zoom additions like a rollbar and funky headlights (that I don't like and would replace).

1996 Miata

2002 Miata

The '96 says $7K and the 2002 says $5k, the 2002 interests me more at that price, and likely more stock.  (Marketplace had the 2002 at $7500)

Before I invest in ~5hrs of driving, anyone local that feels like test driving two Answers?  Mostly looking for obvious stuff like leaks, knocking, etc.  I don't expect you to use a fine tooth comb.

Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/18/24 2:19 p.m.

The front end of the '96 looks like it was repainted, and judging by the lights, most likely due to an accident.

Rodan UltraDork
1/18/24 5:31 p.m.

Despite what the listing says, the 2002 appears to be a non-ABS car.  Make sure to check under the tupperware for rust... I would expect to find some considering the condition of stuff in the engine compartment.

Jerry PowerDork
1/19/24 11:00 a.m.

I've got a few more saved if these don't work out.

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