I don’t post a whole lot (I’m a great lurker!), but the excitement is high today. My wife and I have both had separate talks with mechanics this year that basically boiled down to “You can spend X times the car’s worth in repairs, or you can sell it”. Her car is an Optra, and I will not shed a single tear for that pile of hot garbage.

However, the other car, is my NB Miata. I love this car like it’s my child, and having a respected mechanic suggest that I sell it was the most depressing news I received all year.

So with 2 out of 3 cars on the chopping block, I jumped at the opportunity to exercise some retail therapy. We’re keeping my Mazda 3, which still proves to be a great daily driver, but I had to quickly destroy any of my wife’s hopes to get a small SUV.

Since we’re 2 people going down to 2 cars, I needed something to drive in the winter. This rules out a soft top convertible (and oh boy did I want an ND2 Miata GS with the sport pack, in Soul Red please). ND2 RFs were off the table since they approach $50,000 CAD. (!!) I made a post griping about the cost disparity years ago, but it appears it was sacrificed to the Kinja Gods, and I can’t find it anymore.

So I did the next best thing, a brand new 2018 BRZ Sport-tech RS. Brought it home on Thursday. I never planned on purchasing a new car at this stage in my life, but my wife was very understanding and she knew how much it meant to me. We were trying to save for a house that has a garage/basement (our current house has neither. Never buy a house that doesn’t have these items. TRUST ME.), and I slowed that process down considerably by making this purchase.

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First and only mod for the foreseeable future is the relocated front plate.

I’m looking forward to many many years of rust-free ownership (pls Subieroo don’t rust pls!). If my gen2 Mazda 3 is anything to go by, I can probably daily this for 10 years.

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