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Old 08-26-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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240sx vs. Miata?

Ok im looking into getting a rwd car because im getting bored with my hatch. I know this is a 240sx forum so almost everyone would probably lean towards the 240 but I just wanna know what people think anyway.

the 240 most likly will have a ka24de and an s13 hatch or fastback, whatever you guys wanna call it.

and the miata will pretty much be a stock 5 speed miata (unless I can find a 6-speed)

What would you choose and why? Thanks in advance
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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if your a small person lets say no more than 5'8 then i say the miata is a good car for you. The 240sx is a good car has plenty of room and a huge trunk space also pretty good aftermarket support. Imo the miata is just too small of a car they are easy to work on though, i actually see more 240 then miatas well the older kind anyways. After market support on a miata is ok but not even close to the 240 thats just something to think about.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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240s are cheaper. and have more aftermarket support.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:54 PM   #4
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miata is good for grip
240 is good for drift

miata lightwieght
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:56 PM   #5
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:34 PM   #6
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:35 PM   #7
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Ok im looking into getting a rwd car because im getting bored with my hatch. I know this is a 240sx forum so almost everyone would probably lean towards the 240 but I just wanna know what people think anyway.

the 240 most likly will have a ka24de and an s13 hatch or fastback, whatever you guys wanna call it.

and the miata will pretty much be a stock 5 speed miata (unless I can find a 6-speed)

What would you choose and why? Thanks in advance
well performance stand point, 240 has better speed, but miata has better handling (my s14 with rebuilt engine vs. 02 miata with 6 speed, neck to neck until about 60 then my car pulls pretty good.)

room wise, miata is not tall people friendly at all.
do not get a 6speed tranny, there is little to no aftermarket for it, not even a short shifter.
miata's are way underpowered, they say they have about 140hp but they really only have like 90-100hp atleast thats how the nb models are.

also you have to have balls to drive a miata because you will be laughed at, and your car will always be called cute, not cool or anything like that
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:51 PM   #8
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Miata is definatly more expensive in initial cost and repair.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:20 PM   #9
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Miata is definatly more expensive in initial cost and repair.
false, ive had one. 240s can be more expensive due to needing repairs more often. my miata only needed oil changes and tires. nothing more. and i bought my 1999 model for 4500 with some mods already on it. you just gotta know where to look dude.

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miata lightwieght
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because the miata is good for grip, it can make it THAT much better for drifting than a 240. the only downfall is the lack of tire fitment. it can take some work to make a miata fit like a 245 sometimes.

but dont say that a 240 is good for drift as in thats ALL its good for. its more versatile than that.

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also you have to have balls to drive a miata because you will be laughed at, and your car will always be called cute, not cool or anything like that
you dont think this is cool?









miata's rock, 240's suck. someone buy my 240 so i can get back into a miata like my old one.
this thread is stupid. any thread with "X" vs "Y" is going to get different people with different opinions to argue.

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Old 08-26-2009, 03:45 PM   #10
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also you have to have balls to drive a miata because you will be laughed at, and your car will always be called cute, not cool or anything like that


how do not think is cool?



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Old 08-26-2009, 03:46 PM   #11
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i saw someone working on a miata with an ls1..
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:47 PM   #12
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i saw someone working on a miata with an ls1..
yea, there are quite a few of those. there's an ls1 in almost everything. nothing surprising.

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and the miata will pretty much be a stock 5 speed miata (unless I can find a 6-speed)

What would you choose and why? Thanks in advance
the only 6spd ones you'll find are the 10th anniversary 99's. or mazdaspeed miatas, all of which are above 9k...so good luck. I'd choose the miata. ive had tons of 240's, one had 350whp with a 3071 turbo. still miss my miata more.

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Old 08-26-2009, 04:03 PM   #13
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:23 PM   #14
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honestly it would really depend on budget and what you wanna do.


for drifting the 240 is a common choice but miatas are fun too, but cost of the two are totally different

for road racing,touge, blah blah blah miata all day beacause the 240 is a boat and doesn't stand a chance handling wise.

for drag get a muscle car lol

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Old 08-26-2009, 04:32 PM   #15
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miata=look queer
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:40 PM   #16
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i seen miatas kick ass at auto cross for years and most of them are driven by either a woman or an lod person and the 240s always fell behind....
autocros=miata
drifting=240 no question about it will rape the mitas ass
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:43 PM   #17
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i seen miatas kick ass at auto cross for years and most of them are driven by either a woman or an lod person and the 240s always fell behind....
autocros=miata
drifting=240 no question about it will rape the mitas ass
in drifting, its the driver. NOT the fucking car that makes the "winner". Chelsea Denofa use to drive a miata, now he has is turbo M3. he use to be extremely competitive with his old miata. a car with more grip can easily have the upper hand in drifting during competitions. dont be so quick to judge.


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this is exactly the ignorant stupidity i expected to see in this thread.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:58 PM   #18
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:00 PM   #19
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:02 PM   #20
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i got nothing agains miatas there awesomes lil cars....
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:05 PM   #21
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i barely fit in a miata else i would probably own one. they're great cars and are far superior to the 240 in terms of chassis. however, the 240 drivetrain is better no matter what car you get and it has a crapton of support for everything imaginable.
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i barely fit in a miata else i would probably own one. they're great cars and are far superior to the 240 in terms of chassis. however, the 240 drivetrain is better no matter what car you get and it has a crapton of support for everything imaginable.
the miata support has grown a lot recently. theres a lot more out there than you probably think there is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2xVBJ3wghA
and that video doesnt represent the 'endall' of support for miatas. ive seen sites with people having fully adjustable upper and lower a arms along with many many other things

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i got nothing agains miatas there awesomes lil cars....
i didnt say you had anything against them, just dont be so quick to judge that they dont do good in drifting. they can easily be right up there in competitiveness as any corolla if not more so.

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:19 PM   #23
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does this look queer??
no... no it does not



looks expensive as hell... but definatly not queer
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:30 PM   #24
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i said Get a Miata and Swap a KA-T @ 7psi and call it a day
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:33 PM   #25
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no... no it does not



looks expensive as hell... but definatly not queer
they aren't any more expensive than my own car


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i said Get a Miata and Swap a KA-T @ 7psi and call it a day
thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard. a stock miata motor can take 10psi with stock internals all day long, get 26mpg on the drive home, make probably 210whp doing so, and rape your ka-t @7psi.

do not underestimate a turbo miata
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