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Old 10-18-2009, 02:46 AM   #1
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MX-5 vs S2000

Thinking of getting one of the other. I like the miata, but worried about rust and it just being old. Has any of the s2000 owners had the miata cross their mine when looking for a track car?
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What are you looking for in a car?

One is much more expensive, handles great, reliable, but super expensive to make fast.
The other is very cheap, handles great, fairly reliable, is very cheap to make fast, loves boost.

Miata's were made from 1989 all the way to today. Why would it feel old or be any more rusty then an s2000? Just curious.

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Old 10-18-2009, 03:09 AM   #3
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to TS, have you considered the pontaic solstice/saturn sky?
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miata without a doubt.
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well, The NA is from 1989-1997 which I prefer most out of the 3 generations. The new NC looks too futuristic and definitely not my taste.

The pontiac solstice, never thought about it. Maybe because i limit myself into looking for japanese models.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:09 AM   #6
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What about NB?
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ill be the first to say it... miata is gay
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miata for the win!! there like little go-karts
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s2000 ap1 ftw its cheaper with alot of potential and a honda enough said
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I love my 99 miata its a blast to drive, aftermarket is fairly cheap, ....I never had an s2k though i'd love to have one
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BoostedNB. you have good taste. NB doesn't look that bad after looking at yours. I so want a Miata now.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:35 AM   #15
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I pretty sure those aren't his. I think he is just showing you example of nb's.

As for your question, they are both cars and hard to choose between. I had an NC before my S and loved it. I have always wanted to build a NB like the ones pictured. I think they are sex and can be made very fast for cheap.
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You said you're looking for a track car.... what are you planning to compete in?

Miatas are the most popular track car out there, and have the most options for classes and series. They're cheap, reliable, and have a very well developed aftermarket.

The S2000 is a great car, faster, and is still competitive in A-stock.

I'd give the handling edge to the older Miatas because they're so much lighter, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a car under $100k that can do better, with the exception of a Lotus.
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It was so easy to choose the s2000 over the mx5 when looking for a roadster
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CHEAPER???!!!
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BoostedNB. you have good taste. NB doesn't look that bad after looking at yours. I so want a Miata now.
Not mine but mine looks similer
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You said you're looking for a track car.... what are you planning to compete in?

Miatas are the most popular track car out there, and have the most options for classes and series. They're cheap, reliable, and have a very well developed aftermarket.

The S2000 is a great car, faster, and is still competitive in A-stock.

I'd give the handling edge to the older Miatas because they're so much lighter, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a car under $100k that can do better, with the exception of a Lotus.

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It was so easy to choose the s2000 over the mx5 when looking for a roadster
Why is that?
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because I already knew what I want when I buy a car instead of asking a car forum, especially I know that a forum tend to be biased. By both posting in a mx5 or s2000 (good looks, reliable, high power in stock form... etc) forum I know I wont get anywhere.
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because I already knew what I want when I buy a car instead of asking a car forum, especially I know that a forum tend to be biased. By both posting in a mx5 or s2000 (good looks, reliable, high power in stock form... etc) forum I know I wont get anywhere.
I was set on Miata way before s2000. No honda fan boy here. But s2000 is a good competitor to Miata so i thought maybe the s2000 owners may have had miata crossed their minds and what not.
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I was set on Miata way before s2000. No honda fan boy here. But s2000 is a good competitor to Miata so i thought maybe the s2000 owners may have had miata crossed their minds and what not.
I was gonna get a new S2000 but I couldnt afford it at the time, so I bought a new NC Miata. Loved the car, but prefer an S2000. No experiance with the other years. I do want to build a turbo NB though for fun like boosted has.
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For a track car, Miata no doubt.

I bought one last year for this very purpose. It is not the fastest car around, but certainly the most rewarding drive I've ever had.

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Around here more men drive Miata's than s2000's.


I wouldn't mind a NB Miata with a LSX swap.
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miata is a death trap. handles good though.
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miata is a death trap. handles good though.
How is it a death trap more than an s2000?
Every roadster needs a roll bar. If you want to be safe install door bars. With those two things it is JUST as safe as any regular car.
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