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Post by nimbleboy » April 22nd 2024, 3:20pm

I bought this 10-yr-old car in December with 38.5K miles on it.

Is it super fun? Hell yes. Do I love the color? Hell no. Does it work just fine in the snow with snow tires on it? Hell yes. Does it have a hard top that eases on down into the space behind the seats? Hell yes. Am I in the midst of some kind of midlife crisis? Hmmmm… maybe. My best girl has purchased a condo and is leaving me. But no acrimony and frankly, I'm relieved.

Is this car practical? Hell no. Here is a pic after I washed it today. My date is two snow tires mounted on steelies because I live where we normally get a proper winter. The other two had already been dropped off at home before this pic was taken.

Am I ghey? Eh, I don’t identify as such and my ween confirms it- but I don’t care about that.

I love my car.

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Post by WIStful » April 22nd 2024, 3:34pm

Roadsters rock. So much fun surprising they are still legal.

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Re: OK, you bastards

Post by nimbleboy » April 22nd 2024, 4:08pm

WIStful wrote:
April 22nd 2024, 3:43pm
jason_recliner wrote:
April 22nd 2024, 3:39pm
Nice, I love these! You don't like the colour? Mazda does the BEST red.
I will second that based on my long gone 3rd gen red RX-7.
I like blue-based reds. This is too orange-y for my taste. But it's in such good shape, I couldn't pass on it based on something that's changeable.

I had a first-gen RX-7 and I still occasionally dream about driving that car.
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Post by WIStful » April 22nd 2024, 4:19pm

Just be careful on visibility, like motorcycles.

A little different as bikes are tall but narrow while these are wide but short. And vehicles are so tall now.

Parking lots seem the worst. I have almost been hit so often that if I have to drive into one, I keep one hand on the horn, but usually try to just park out on the edge in an empty area if I can.

Just be aware and assume other drivers don't see you. The red will probably help.
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Post by Nuvolari » April 22nd 2024, 8:01pm

Awesome! I used to really enjoy flogging revs out of something similar but less luxurious… and much much leakier.

But, the bottom line is, small & light is always better...

Because it’s usually a helluva lot more fun to drive a slow car fast than it is to drive a fast car slow!
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Post by AlbertaTime » April 22nd 2024, 8:43pm

Nuvolari wrote:
April 22nd 2024, 8:01pm
Because it’s usually a helluva lot more fun to drive a slow car fast than it is to drive a fast car slow!
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Post by Datsun240Z71 » April 23rd 2024, 4:08am

Miatas are great cars, and IMO, that is the best color. I've looked at them countless times, but at 6'3", it's just too small. I'd never own a cloth top anyway, and the retractable hardtop is just too small and confining.

Love my roadster, although with 7 cars in the stable, it doesn't get out as much as it should.

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