I got the Miata for a great price, and I knew it had some issues. First, it has been sitting for 5 years, and even here in Florida, metal rusts.
The wipers were horrably rusted. A little sandpaper, rustoleum paint, and new blades made a huge improvement.
Next, the car doesn't run well, and has trouble starting. After some testing, I figured it was a bad fuel pump and pulled it out.
Ewwwwww!!! This car has sat a long time, and the fuel is less than spectacular. I'll empty the tank, clean it out, and I found a used assembly to drop in. Mine is really rusty, and I question the reliability (thanks Stanimal for the advice). There is a huge following for this car, so parts are readily available. So far, the car has been pretty easy to work on, and I'm having fun working on it.