Came in last night at 1am from Texas and it was 40 degrees and raining. Told michaela to take the sportcross to work the next day because I knew how to baby the clutch in the Mazda to keep it from somehow blowing up completely and stranding her somewhere.
2003 Mazda6 V6 5MT. 160k miles, 2 owners, complete maintenence records since new. Needs clutch and front wheel bearings. $1500. Cruises real nice on the highway and got about 25mpg. Leather seats, bose, has an aux cable added. Is car. Does car things.
Stance the appliances. Stance them all. I love everything about this. The slab sides and insanely simplistic styling of the Malibu (most would call it “bland as fuck”) works EXCELLENTLY for this application. I applaud you, stanced malibu man.
Wow look at it go.
CT6 Platinum and an F100 with an unsynchronized 3 on the tree and no brakes. Nailing a downshift on that thing is better than sex.
What defines a ‘wagon’?
Final word from the insurance company is $4400 for the Miata. Minus a $500 deductible, and $550ish to buy the car back. I’ve got $3,300 for a car. And spoiler alert the pickings are REAL SLIM this time of year. And now I have to find someplace to store this stupid car so I can yank the powertrain and interior and…
After three back-and-forths with the insurance company they’re insisting my car is only worth $4400. After my last email the response is a boilerplate “I will be out of the office” thing that contains the original incorrect appraisal (missing several options) and they STILL have not responded to my request for a…
After driving the Hyundai Accent rental for a few days the Lexus is the absolute most sporty thing that ever sported. The steering has so much feel, there’s so much torque, it’s so damn faaaast.
Current options are:
How awful of a daily would a naturally aspirated SW20 be? They’re pretty damn cheap and supposedly quite reliable. Amusingly around here they seem to be less expensive than the equivalent Corolla they share a powertrain with. I kinda like the way they drive and this is to replace a Miata so practicality is “whatever”…
Went to get my stuff out of the car, took a bunch more pictures.
Traded a set of wheels for a used toolset
I now posses the fastest car in the world. Here is my review of the Hyundai Accent:
It’s a car.
Michaela is okay. Things got a bit crazy on a divided highway here through Wichita and the Miata got balled up. Insurance stuff is in the works and I’m picking up a rental tomorrow. Not sure what I’ll be replacing it with; probably not a Miata. Just put tires on the stupid thing last week, too.
Another family member bestowed all of this upon me so I guess I have a vintage camera collection now AMA
Notchback. Four-eye. 5.0. Manual. YES. The least mustang looking mustang ever created.
Who remembers this thing? Getting it fixed up for my cousin, who needs a car. Which involves replacing a broken turn signal switch which suuuucked
A6000 with a Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 @ f/2.8. Sharpness drops off quickly wider than 2.8. Bokeh is smooooooth and chromatic aberration is pretty well managed compared to my Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 which is slightly sharper at mid-aperture but hey buddy you want some purple?!.
this photo has the magical ability to instantly bore people to sleep