To be unique I assume. I slap mine in the bottom left as it puts it inside my wiper sweep without being in my FoV. I regularly get a muddied up windscreen which can cover the tax disc. Which would be illegal. Although I do mount it at 45° CCW which makes it easier to read.
My wipers on the left go so far down it clashes with the bonnet, so is unusable space.
But yes, for a normal road automacar, I doubt your windscreen would every get dirty enough that it matters. T'is why it is common to have it mounted behind the rear view mirror (Mini and MkI&II Escort for example)
Those wheels are so much nicer. I recall seeing some on a Mk1 a while back, it looked boss. As much as I hate myself for saying this... needs moar low. I feel dirty but that does look a bit weird sat that high.
Just got to move the tax disc now and all is good.
Kinda like an aftermarket take on the factory hollow spoked 1st gens, but sportier. Just an opinion, but it could use a factory front lip as well, (to tie in with the lower rocker line). Once she's settled, the nose line being a bit higher, (by design), won't be as apparent though. I should be ordering some MkII door panels/getting ready to do that swap soon. Hopefully later this year I'll get around to swapping dash's as well. Gotta get the BJ done & sorted first though!
Yeah been considering lips, unsure of where i want to go with the car yet though. Either really nice and simple with leather buckets, leather wheel and nice subtle lip and spoiler or go balls out with a huge BGW and front splitter
Respray as in a different color, or the same? 130k's nothin for a Miata & there's not all that much real estate to paint. If same color, I wouldn't hesitate in the slightest. (100k on mine, planning a fresh coat & supercharger before summer ) Miata's are known to be tanks. Sold my '91 to dude with 200k on it & his intention was an engine swap. 2y/40k later & he still can't kill the lil B-series & I beat the piss outta it for the previous 100k!
Then do a full rubber parts replacement (bushes, belts, etc.).
Get the chassis waxoiled properly which injects the stuff into the rails rather than just painting over them. Rust is the main reason they get binned.
Change oils and filters every 6k.
She'll be good for at least another 100k. Engines aren't as fragile as they were in the 60s when you'd struggle to get past 80k. 200k+ is easily achievable, a lot of modern engines are able to break 300k without breaking a sweat. The biggest let down is still rust. I was looking at early 00s S-Classes to replace my RR with and most of them have done high 200k low 300k with plenty of miles left in them. My 97 van had over 200k on the clock when I traded it in to get my current car.