Howdy from central Texas! We're going to try this forum out since we didn't get such a warm welcome over at forum.miata.
My wife decided several months ago that she wanted a fun little car to run around town in because she was tired of having to herd my mega cab dually around. After a couple of months of scouring Craigslist we finally found one that was extremely clean, well taken care of, not ragged out by a kid, and CHEAP. It's a 1993 NA. We bought it in Austin at 9pm on a Friday night, drove it 40 miles home and then got up early Saturday morning for a 500 mile road trip. We instantly fell in love with it!
The Tuesday morning after we bought the car my wife was hit by an Expedition that turned into oncoming traffic. I had to cut a section out of the front bumper that was rubbing the front tire so I could drive it home.
The BMW emblem is from the previous owner. We hadn't taken it off yet since it was covering the holes in the bumper from the missing Mazda emblem. Rest assured, it is off now.
Insurance totaled the car...surprise, surprise. After about a week of arguing with them we finally made a deal for a check for way more than we even paid for the car and they let us keep it. So, since I've been building cars for years I tore it down to assess the damage.
The driver side frame horn was bent. Both fenders, bumper cover, and driver headlight door were also toast.