This will be a slightly long post with things that may seem trivial to some. You’ve been warned. So I bought a Mazda 6 MPS (Mazdaspeed 6) last week and I have been doing some small stuff to check its status recently. It has no service history and the included manual was not for the MPS but for a standard Mazda 6. So I…
Here’s a quick rundown of how much money it took to get my safety equipment (seats/bar/harnesses/etc.) set up properly.
I sold the FB to a commenter on here, made him wait long enough so I could get it in good working order. My intention was to be thinning the herd of cars and projects. The plan was to get a ride home from my dad after the sale. Then this happened:
And it was glorious. For reference, here are some of the kind of cars I have driven before;
...or have Mazda’s interior designers been test-driving some Audis lately?
At the end of the day, we’re all a little bit David Tracy. We have a hammer. We see everything else as a nail.
I wrote a little piece about the various cars I’ve owned over the years, way down here in this land of Oz.
A bit late on these, but here we go:
It’s been a long-standing meme in the automotive enthusiast community that Miata is always the answer - want a cheap fun sports car? Miata. Want a somewhat efficient commuter car? Miata. Want a family hauler? The trunk’s big enough to stick a kid in, Miata. However, for me, Miata’s no longer the answer.
In the summer of 2013 I found an ad on Craigslist for an Rx-7. This is not surprising, I have a CL search saved just like the you all have for ‘manual+wagon+paneling+miata’. In the ad there wasn’t much to note other than the overall condition was ‘exists’. The seller was asking $600 which I did not have, however, the…
There are times when you gaze upon your significant other and you think “I’ve done well”. I frequently have those moments with my beautiful girlfriend, but today was the first day I had one with my Mazda 3. It’s surprising since it’s my daily, that I bought to sip gas and be comfortable in while my Honda S2000 relaxes…
While looking fervently for a C30 Polestar 6 MT I came across this 2015 3 sport hatch. The color is exactly what I was looking for, 6 speed, 2.0L so better mileage, cloth interior, and some sort of cool wheels added.
The horizontally-split rear window is a design trope that, in 2017, is associated with hybrids - the Prius (except Gen 1), Insight, Gen 1 Volt, and Ioniq all have it, and the Gen 2 Volt evokes it. However, it’s certainly not exclusive to hybrids, and I felt like writing something about the non-hybrid applications.
Put up no trespassing signs. Dig a 15 ft deep trench around the entrance. Hang barbed wire. Wrap razor wire. Remove the railroad beams. Do whatever you like, but as long as the frame remains, I will never stop going to Vance Creek Bridge. Let me tell you why.
Gave the CX-5 its new shoes on Saturday:
That feeling when you’re two days deep in the mountains, and your coolant starts to boil because you’ve been hooning at redline for hours and hours at high elevations. The whole story and lots of pictures below. Also, offroad ferrari!