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Old 10-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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[SOLD] Highway Warrior - '00 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Manual
90 day: 35.93 mpg (US)

Basic Miata - '06 Mazda Miata Touring
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Sounds good, thanks for the help.

Does anyone have an estimate on how much TestDrive's list of replacement parts would cost?

If there's a minor oil leak, should I rebuild the engine and replace the gaskets? Could I rebuild an engine in a couple weekends if I'm decently handy?

I rarely see a metro pop up on Craigslist around here (central IL, so Champaign-Urbana, Springfield, Decatur, Peoria). If I see a ratty old 3cyl manual, should I jump on it? How much is too much to pay for a metro that may need engine work?
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2006 Miata Touring 5MT
2006 VW Jetta TDI 6AT (Sold to buy Miata)
2000 Mazda Protege 1.6L 5MT
2002 Mercedes C230 Coupe 5AT (Water damage, totaled)

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