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datlas 05-16-22 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22508396)
The Miata caters to the person who wants a convertible sports car that is reminiscent of the British and Italian sports cars of the '60s and '70s - wind in your hair, sporty handling, fun to drive. They are not particularly fast, and do not really appeal to the person looking for a fast performance car (e.g. Porsche Boxster or more types). But, they are quick, fast enough, and very engaging to drive. In fact, in my mind, a well-handling car that has modest horsepower can be much more fun to drive than a very powerful car because you don't have to worry so much about it getting out of hand or getting in trouble with the law.

I'd get her the Miata in a heart beat if she really wants it. It comes with a stick or automatic, but I'd recommend the stick if she can drive it or learn to drive it. It's not a "practical" car in terms of carrying capacity, but no two-seat car is. There is room for groceries in the trunk and you can always put more on the passenger floor and seat (I have personal experience with that). Being a cautious driver will not prevent her from having fun with it.

They are also reasonable to maintain and reliable.

I'd imagine it would put a big smile on her face, and that's what you are really after, isn't it?

I wouldn't wait for the Saturn to die either. It's served its duty. ;)

Understood. Will consider. She is NOT mechanically adept and never got the hang of a stick-shift, so cue up R.E.M. "Automatic for the People."

Will investigate. The new and used care market is not exactly a buyer's market these days.

datlas 05-16-22 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22508417)
One more thing, Datlas, the 2019 model is the best to get if you go used.

Wait, there is a 2001 for sale on Craigslist for $7500. That fits the budget better.

seypat 05-16-22 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22508429)
Wait, there is a 2001 for sale on Craigslist for $7500. That fits the budget better.

If you looking around that year, the 2004/5 Mazdaspeed Miata is the only turbo version ever. Zoom Zoom.

Mojo31 05-16-22 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22508429)
Wait, there is a 2001 for sale on Craigslist for $7500. That fits the budget better.

Check for rust.

Velo Vol 05-16-22 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22508331)
Some of us read what he wrote and we understand exactly what he felt. If you don't get it we probably can't explain it to you.

No explanation needed. If people insist on continuing to end up in a crumpled, writhing mass of pain on the gravels, there's nothing I can do about it.

Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22508367)
My thinking is if/when the Saturn dies,

No.


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22508380)
We could see the early part of the eclipse here, before the moon rose into the clouds sitting higher in the night sky.

I saw it. Don't have a good enough camera setup for pics.

DougRNS 05-16-22 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22507939)
There's a thin layer of haze, but the sky is mostly clear.

Is it purple haze?

Bah Humbug 05-16-22 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22508367)
So the Alpha Romeo "Graduate" was obviously just a symbol (or was it an allegory??), but back to cars mrs datlas has ALWAYS coveted a Mazda miata. My thinking is if/when the Saturn dies, I can get her FIT and she can get a Miata.

That said, I wonder how practical a Miata is for her since she is a very cautious driver and I suspect this car caters to a performance-minded driver.

Thoughts? She does have a birthday in August, so wheels in my head are spinning......

Are we talking a newer Miata? The new ones are quite tame and comfortable. The older ones are loud and very much not so.

Also, you would probably never want to be a passenger in it, even in the newer ones. They are not built even really for 6'+, even the new ones as I understand.

DougRNS 05-16-22 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22507885)
On this day in history. May 19, 2019: Edwin Jackson becomes the first major league player to play for 14 teams.

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...xg&oe=6286B5DF

he had a 150+ pitch no-no with the snakes in 2010 and was never the same but has had a long career.

Velo Vol 05-16-22 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22508467)
Is it purple haze?


DougRNS 05-16-22 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22508477)

this is prolly in your wheelhouse

datlas 05-16-22 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22508452)
Check for rust.

Saturns don't rust.

datlas 05-16-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22508468)
Are we talking a newer Miata? The new ones are quite tame and comfortable. The older ones are loud and very much not so.

Also, you would probably never want to be a passenger in it, even in the newer ones. They are not built even really for 6'+, even the new ones as I understand.

It's just thought, but yeah TBH probably looking at new or gently used, newer than 5 years. Stay tuned.

phrantic09 05-16-22 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22508458)
No explanation needed. If people insist on continuing to end up in a crumpled, writhing mass of pain on the gravels, there's nothing I can do about it.

What specifically is your aversion? Fear of injury? 99% of the time around here the only difference from paved road riding is you need to take descents a littler more carefully and climbs are a little tougher.

Mojo31 05-16-22 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22508527)
Saturns don't rust.

Some of the body panels may not, but the other parts certainly can and do!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ab43b26f9.jpg

BillyD 05-16-22 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22508145)
Carefully, and be able to pull your hand back in a hurry in case of detonation.

#CatAttack

One cannot allow ones mind to think, even for a moment, that one is quicker than a cat.

datlas 05-16-22 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22508527)
Saturns don't rust.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22508540)
Some of the body panels may not, but the other parts certainly can and do!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ab43b26f9.jpg

I know. The side panels are plastic. The hood and trunk are metal, and can sometimes rust. And the underbody obviously can rust.

#Schtick

LesterOfPuppets 05-16-22 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22508429)
Wait, there is a 2001 for sale on Craigslist for $7500. That fits the budget better.

This black beauty is on our local FBMP for only $4300.

Non-Porsche ass of the day.

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...WQ&oe=628769D9

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...vA&oe=62882F53

genejockey 05-16-22 11:03 AM

Echo Cardiogram Achievement Unlocked!

I DO have a heart, it beats slowly, and works as advertised. very slight mitral and aortic valve leakages. Nothing to write home about, but of course I did, just to reassure Mrs. GeneJockey.

Mojo31 05-16-22 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22508530)
It's just thought, but yeah TBH probably looking at new or gently used, newer than 5 years. Stay tuned.

2019. Seriously. The best Miata engine ever if you want used.

Later years are good also.

If you don't mind black: Used 2019 MAZDA MX-5 Miata Club for sale in PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103: Convertible Details - 641614883 - Autotrader

genejockey 05-16-22 11:07 AM

If Miatas existed when I bought my first car, that's what I'd have gotten instead of the MGB. Probably. They're like MGs that work reliably. And putting up the top is not a multi-step process involving putting together the frame, then stretching the top over it, then snapping a dozen snaps, then clamping the header to the windscreen frame.

BillyD 05-16-22 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22508331)
Some of us read what he wrote and we understand exactly what he felt. If you don't get it we probably can't explain it to you.

Does that mean itís inexplicable?

I see it as an extreme sport which has detoured from what the masses consider traditional cycling. Letís be honest, Itís fine for those who get a kick out of taking risks, but single track style mountain biking, or even cyclecross, are not the activities most folks think of when the term cycling comes to mind.

genejockey 05-16-22 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22508585)
Does that mean itís inexplicable?

I see it as an extreme sport which has detoured from what the masses consider traditional cycling. Letís be honest, Itís fine for those who get a kick out of taking risks, but single track style mountain biking, or even cyclecross, are not the activities most folks think of when the term cycling comes to mind.

Yeah, but what most folks think of when cycling comes to mind is idiots blowing through red lights in front of them so they have to hit the brakes, and then the rider flips them off. At least, that's what everybody says in the comments under any article about cyclists being run over by cars or trucks.

genejockey 05-16-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22508585)
Does that mean itís inexplicable?

I see it as an extreme sport which has detoured from what the masses consider traditional cycling. Letís be honest, Itís fine for those who get a kick out of taking risks, but single track style mountain biking, or even cyclecross, are not the activities most folks think of when the term cycling comes to mind.

"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig."

genejockey 05-16-22 11:34 AM

A substance found in young spinal fluid helps old mice remember


Huh.

"Oh, boys? Come and get your cerebro-spinal fluid tapped! Daddy's feeling forgetful....

indyfabz 05-16-22 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22508402)
We grabbed the twin from one of the kids' rooms at the house. No box spring! The TV is an old one that was sitting on the floor of our guest room for some reason, and my wife wanted it gone. Rent for this place is $2,000/month which was the cheapest we could find for a safe place with no more than a 3-month lease. He also has to pay for his other apartment at $1,200/month. We told him he would just have to suck it up as part of the cost of his degree. Fortunately, the internship pays well.

There was a delay in delivering my mattress. For the first couple of weeks I slept on the floor. Fortunately, it was carpeted, and there was a large, oval throw rug on top of that in the "living room." One main room, separate kitchen and bathroom.

Thing is, he may end up having a really fun summer. Despite the amount of time I spent studying my first year, I still had fun. And then I got a summer job in Alcoa's law department after my first year. $900/week was like hitting the lottery to me. I no longer had to count every penny. My only other job prospect was an hour bus ride way and paid $7/hr. I was on such a limited budget my first year I didn't have money to eat out or buy "decadent" food. When I started at Alcoa I had to take a physical. My total cholesterol was 118. The company doctor told me if it had been much lower they would have been worried about liver disease. I told him I had "poor man's disease."


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