Long story short I got extremely lucky. I had purchased this 2011 Miata with just 22k miles in January. Obviously I couldn’t drive it at that time and the mirage got wrecked late that month. But with Spring I’ve been driving it, and modding it extensively.
My buddy happened to be selling the 1993 Eclipse you see above with some issues, but cheap. With the Mirage paid off before the accident, insurance money purchased the Eclipse and got it sorted for me to DD.
I still think of buying another Mirage, but I bought the eclipse to avoid a car payment.