So, I made the trek to test drive the car that had the options I would want if i was going to buy one (and then some I wouldn't have picked...tis life).
The Brembo package made a very noticeable difference in the car that I was pleased with. I could see for some where it either wouldn't matter or they wouldn't like it.... for me, it was a healthy step in the right direction, and one that will put off any major suspension work for awhile. I won't go as far as to say it felt like a different car, but for me it was much better.
I think what did in the non-Brembo on Monday for me was when I was running through 1-3 and I hit some rougher pavement, and the car kind of floated .. I knew that for my tastes, that wasn't going to work.
Today's test drive was really good... The whole car felt very planted and very tight ... needless to say, barring some freak thing, I will be counting myself as an owner on Saturday (once they get their freaking badge off the trunk lid ... )
In the end, it's a black 3.73 Brembo package w/ the brick red interior, comfort package and HIDs. I probably wouldn't have ordered either the comfort package or the HIDs, but whatever... hopefully the HIDs won't hit the wallet too hard in the future. Black also wasn't my first choice, but the combo was just too sweet to pass up.
My 10 yr old daughter, of whom I'd been keeping in the dark, was ecstatic as soon as she saw it (lots of jumping around) and my wife liked it even more in person than she did in the pictures. To each his own, I personally think it's a gorgeous combination, as I really like the contrast of the red and black for the interior.. gives it some personality.
Anyway, thanks again for the help and convincing me to give it a try. I look forward to educating myself as much as I can and turning a wrench on this beast. Can't wait to put the S-Types on....
Gingerman & Grattan will be fun next year!!!
"Girlyman" Miata Fanatic goes 5.0 ... what is the world coming to??
2011 Brembo GT Black/Brick 3.73
1995 Miata M