With the autocross season finally wrapped up this weekend, I’m going to be listing my NC Miata for sale within the next few days. I’m in the process of cleaning it up and taking pictures still (EDIT: updated), so for now I’m trying to feel out what a reasonable price would be. Or, you know, one of you could just make me a decent offer and save me the trouble of wading through the cesspool of CL *nudge nudge*.

Looking within a 500 mile radius, I see most pre-facelift NCs (‘06 to ‘08) listed in the 6k to 12k range with miles in the neighborhood of 120k to 40k respectively. I think I should be able to reasonably ask somewhere in the middle of that, say $9500 with some room to negotiate given that it’s still in good condition overall, has the PRHT, and is ready to go for daily driving or being decently competitive at local-level autocross (2nd in class, top 10 overall in the KC region for two years in a row). Then again, I’ve owned the car for 10 years now and that built-up emotional stake in it makes me biased, so here’s where you come in: Nice Price or Crack Pipe?

Here are the pertinents:

  • ‘07 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 5 speed manual
  • Power Retractable Hard Top
  • Sport trim (2nd up of 4 trims) w/ Convenience Package (cruise, fog lights, auto-down windows, steering wheel audio controls)
  • 105k miles
  • I’m the 2nd owner as of 2008 / 18k miles
  • Clean title, no liens, no accidents.
  • All mechanical bits are in good working order. The interior is in good shape. The top works flawlessly and doesn’t leak. The A/C still blows cold. It runs great and doesn’t have any driveability issues. I have full maintenance records as well.
  • The biggest faults I can come up with are a non-functional CD player (radio works fine otherwise) and the exterior is about a 7 out of 10. It was kept clean and garaged throughout its life, but never really fussed over. There are some rock chips and a small door ding or two, but no damage, rust, etc.
  • The tires have about 8000 miles and 10 autocross events on them, so they’re pretty well-used, but still have some life left in them. I don’t know if the future buyer will want to autocross or not, so I figured I’d just leave it alone and let them sort it out as they see fit. The OEM wheels will also be included to help offset this potential cost/inconvenience.
  • Modified for STR autocross and driven in approximately 38 events total. If you aren’t familiar with STR, that means full exhaust, intake, tune, coilovers, sway bars, LSD, and wider wheels+tires. Nearly every OEM part replaced by these modifications will be included in the sale if the buyer wants.