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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
90 day: 30.93 mpg (US)
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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?

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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