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Old 01-30-2008, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Very cool Ben!

A Miata would be a very cool project car. I just dug up some info on wikipedia here. It looks like the older you get, the lighter they are.


1989–1997
curb weight - 2070 lbs.
Cd - 0.38


1998–2005
curb weight - 2200 lbs.
Cd - 0.36

2006-Present (for kicks)
curb weight - 2414 lbs.
Cd - ?


The Neon would also be a good conversion. The body does look like its in very descent shape, and it sounds like it'll run enough to not have to tow it home.

1995 Neon
curb weight - 2380 lbs
Cd - 0.33



I browsed through craigslist quickly too searching for 'bad engine' and 'blown engine'. There isn't a ton to choose from.

91 Civic - $700
http://madison.craigslist.org/car/531870401.html

95 Metro - $350
http://madison.craigslist.org/car/523728067.html

94 Tercel - $300
http://madison.craigslist.org/pts/513921781.html

89 Escort - $300
http://appleton.craigslist.org/car/544607393.html

94 Prelude - $800
http://appleton.craigslist.org/car/519658292.html

300ZX - $350
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/553594879.html

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