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Just came to a deal with my dealer in Indianapolis, I'll be receiving https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/682831893/overview/ soon, and I'm beyond excited. Looking at $462/month on a 3yr lease, with only 1k down. (Trade-in)

Just a couple things I plan on doing and have questions about:

First off, I plan to add some additional badging on the steering wheel, and above the side indictators, like on the U.K. Version, as well as using the shorty entenna for the mx-5, that's okay to do on a lease, right? I'll find out when I go in again next week to actually get my car when it's delivered.

Secondly, I don't have a garage for it, since my garage is being used by my parents' cars, is it okay to keep this kind of car outside with the possibility of snow piling on the roof? Would a car cover help?

Also, car washes, is that a thing?
 

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What ever accessories the dealer gives you, they remain part of the car when your term finished.
I don't think you should put any cover, unless announcing 5ft of snow. Car should handle it, I have seen leased Miata here in winter in deep snow and ect. I said leased, If bought, people tend to winterize it. LOL

Now where is written that you cannot drive it in winter. Except when you bring it back, well has to be in good order condition.

Extra accessories, either you replace original or it would be up to dealer discression.
 

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It's a 3 year lease, unless you want it to look like new for your duration of ownership the drive through car wash should fine. There may be a bit of swirling after a while with the touch ones, but no touch ones should be fine.
 

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It's a 3 year lease, unless you want it to look like new for your duration of ownership the drive through car wash should fine. There may be a bit of swirling after a while with the touch ones, but no touch ones should be fine.
Frankly speaking, I would avoid any drive-through style car wash. The ones with rotating brushes are MURDER on the paint, and the high-pressure ones are not ideal for a soft-top.

If you must use the public wash bays, I'd opt for the ones where you can control the intensity of the spray with distance. Spray the brush before using it as well, to remove any dirt from the previous vehicle (and even then, you'll get swirls).
 
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A lot of the touchless washes give you a lot of things to choose from. What I like to do is select the most basic wash if i'm in a rush, if possible, i select rinse. That way I don't have to worry about any of their possibly harmful shampoo/conditioner/other cleaners harming the paint/wheels/trim/etc.
 

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A lot of the touchless washes give you a lot of things to choose from. What I like to do is select the most basic wash if i'm in a rush, if possible, i select rinse. That way I don't have to worry about any of their possibly harmful shampoo/conditioner/other cleaners harming the paint/wheels/trim/etc.
When I was in San Antonio, I found a place that hand washed for $15. You can tell them exactly what you want done. You might want to look for a place like that near you. You can avoid the high pressure, scratching brushes and soaping of your canvas top, and provide work for people who need it.0:)
 

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When I was in San Antonio, I found a place that hand washed for $15. You can tell them exactly what you want done. You might want to look for a place like that near you. You can avoid the high pressure, scratching brushes and soaping of your canvas top, and provide work for people who need it.0:)
Absolutely, I'll look for more specific types then in my area.

Picked up my Abarth yesterday. Will probably make a new post with my experiences.
 

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When I was in San Antonio, I found a place that hand washed for $15. You can tell them exactly what you want done. You might want to look for a place like that near you. You can avoid the high pressure, scratching brushes and soaping of your canvas top, and provide work for people who need it.0:)
At how many $$$$s per hour?
 
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