$5,300 – Marion, IL:

“I am selling my 2000 Mazda Miata Special Edition. The car has been modified and I will do my best to describe it in this ad. Please read completely before contacting me.

2000 Mazda Miata Special Edition
39,xxx miles, not a typo, 39k miles(See picture)
SE cars were well optioned, with leather interior, 6-speed transmission, and factory Limited slip differentials. This car has an OEM matched hardtop, plus the good soft top underneath.

I bought this car from a repo yard in St. Louis. The story I was told was that this car was a one owner car that lived in St. Louis all its life. The owner passed away and it set for a couple years with no one to claim possession, so eventually the city had it towed. The repo yard filed for a mechanics lien and got the title, which is why it carries a previous salvage title. It has not been in any significant wrecks, it has not been flooded, anything of the sort, strictly a papering issue. It does however show signs of being left to set for a few years, it does have hail damage, some clear fade, and it has a scrape on the passenger side. This all supported my decision to lift it up and enjoy it.

It currently has the following modifications/maintenance:
3” Paco lift kit
215/75/15 Hankook Tires
15×8 Gold/Black wheels
Jass Hardtop Brackets
CB Radio and antenna
Custom cowl cold air intake
Custom exhaust with turbo muffler
4.3 Torsen rear end, car came with 3.9 stock but I swapped to compensate for the bigger tires
Brand new axles/axle seals
New brakes pads in last 5k miles

In addition, I have the following parts for it
4.77 ring/pinion gears that will bring it almost to exact factory gearing
Stock exhaust parts
Rear bumper is removed for lift, but if buyer wants it on I can trim and re-install.
Factory hardtop latches included
Stock foglights/brackets

Car can be returned to stock if someone wanted to, but front fenders and rear quarters were trimmed lightly to accept the bigger tires. It was not a hack job, but it was done.

I love this car, and it is as reliable as any 39k mile car. Heat/AC work great, cruise works great, it starts/runs/shifts great, needs absolutely nothing but a new driver. I have used it this year as a work car, but I took a new job recently that significantly increased my commute, so I have bought another commuter and am selling this. I purposely picked this car which wasn’t perfect body wise so I could lift it, and would do it again. Car is an absolute blast, and people love it everywhere I go. I cannot make it anywhere without someone asking about it, or taking pictures of it. I am pricing it at 5300 because of the mileage, hardtop, and it overall condition. There are not many cars you can buy for 5300 with this amount of miles on it, and certainly not many that are as much fun. I would be willing to keep hardtop and reduce the price of the car, but I will not sell the top separate. It is located in Marion Illinois and can be seen there. I will do my best to answer any additional questions about it.

Miata, Mx-5, MX5, Mazda, SE, lifted, roadster, convertible

2000 Mazda Miata
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
title status: salvage
transmission: manual
type: convertible “

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