Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Low Miles, But Not Stupid Low: 1994 Mazda Miata

Whoever said he'd rather drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow has probably never owned a Lamborghini, but I'd like to ad my own permutation to the rather than club; I'd rather have an expensive version of the cheap car than a cheap version of an expensive car.  Or would I? My current fleet would indicate otherwise...but I digress!! Anyway, this existential crisis is still developing -- find this 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata offered for $5800 in Lutz, FL (not to be confused with the nearby town of LULZ, that place is hilarious) via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

 From the seller:

1994 mazda miata
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 65500
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
Up for sale is my 1994 Mazda Miata with just 65k original miles. Beautiful Red and Tan color combo are hard to find in this condition and mileage. Garage kept. Like new Michelin tires. Runs beautifully. Interior was kept all original. Speakers in the headrest. AC blows cold. Comes with cruise control, power windows, power mirrors and Torsen LSD (C package). Exterior shines beautifully. Still has it’s original soft top in very good condition. No holes or leaks. Everything works except for the power antenna. Comes with maintenance paperwork that includes a Timing belt change and original window sticker.

Only negatives are there’s a tear in the leather on the drivers side that can be stitched back up and there used to be a front license plate that pushed dimples on the plastic bumper which can also be pushed back out.

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  1. Looks like a good deal if your wife needs a car.

  2. Looks like a good deal if *anyone* needs a *fantastic* car.

  3. Agree w/David.

    Years ago I had clients who owned both a 911 and a Miata.

    They didn't care about depreciation.

    Told me they chose to drive the MIata more often. Especially around town.

    -Stan (who can't seem to keep a Miata from chirping its wheels when shifting gears...)

    PS Anyone who thinks real men can't drive MIatas has other issues. Or maybe they drive an Aztec.

  4. I have a '97 black/tan one I've been maintaining and upgrading for very spirited street driving. I've been considering giving it to my kid, but have since decided against for numerous reasons. These cars must have some sort of black magic built in, you can drive ballz to the wall and still barely be speeding. There isn't a car out there that will give you the smiles per mile for this price. This is a fantastic deal for what you are getting. The answer is always Miata -GRM

  5. Everyone knows that Miatas, Boxsters, Minis, and Z3s are girl cars. And all dogs are boys and cats are girls. Simple logic : )

  6. Gee, no Bob Lutz jokes yet? Come on people, think harder. There is a Miata stuck in Lutz, there must be a joke there somewhere.


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