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Miata vs Del Sol

postquantumpostquantum Member Posts: 2
edited February 2015 in General
Im buying either a mazda miata or honda del sol and want to get some opinions for whats better for tuning. I know they are both down on power, but i would try to pull a little more power out of each engine. also i know that the del sol would be cheaper and better aesthetically, but also the miata (which would immediately get a lsd, because i dont like open diffs) would be a much better drive and i wouldnt be a "honda boy".
any thoughts?


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    Miata hands down. Way better aftermarket support, still being made, and they offer an LSD even in older models. A Miata is an actual sports car, a del sol is a kind of quirky experiment.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,350
    I think Honda watched from the sidelines as Miatas flew off the lots in the early 90's and scratched their heads as to grab a chunk of the action. Hence, the Del Sol was born.

    A Del Sol is basically a Civic without a back seat and a removable top. As far as being down on power, drive a Vtec Del Sol and you won't be saying that! Even the SI's are pretty peppy.

    The are more civilized and practical then a Miata but after having owned two Miatas I have to agree with Mr. Shiftright. The Miatas are just a heck of a lot more fun.

    The Del Sol was more of a "me too" experiment from 1993-1997. Still great cars but not an actual sports car like a Miata is.
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