So I subscribe to Road And Track and they did this article on DIY sports cars....kinda like the Caterham(sp?) 7. Check 'em out http://www.cheapsportscar.net They sell frame kits to be based off of a lot of Miata parts and I am really thinking about getting one and starting to build one of these Locost cars. I was just wondering if someone could give me some basic Miata buying info...the 'what to look for' stuff. I found a local 91 with 173k. I'd say its in fair condition. It runs & drives good and is freshly inspected but it will need some minor bodywork in the near future. Now the bodywork really doesn't matter to me but what should I expect to pay for this thing. KBB is $1,200 and the lady was asking $2k. So I was going to offer 800 but be willing to pay $1K. Is this reasonable? Which engine should I look for, 1.6 or 1.8? What are the pros and cons of each? Where do they stamp the engine codes on these things? Let me know some info or point me to some good sites or sources and I'll be sure to keep everyone posted. Thanks in advance.