Both the product and sum of two 2s are 4. Obvious, but still interesting to my math-obsessed, OCD-addled brain.
Every moment of your life, except the first and last, you are older than you’ve ever been before and younger than you’ll ever be again. That realization has stuck with me since I was a teenager.
An “update” on my Z06: the service advisor at the Chevy dealer called me yesterday morning. (Wait a minute, that’s not my name.) He said the techs were still working on the car, but had discovered that the battery was not operating properly and wanted my permission to install a new one. Maybe I added two and two and got six, but I inferred that the battery might be the cause of the engine fault codes. When I didn’t hear from the service advisor the rest of the day, I realized that I would–once again–not be so lucky as to have something simple like that be the source of trouble.
Kicked in the shins every f*cking day…
A CarGurus search for used convertibles in my area, with mileage and price limits, yielded no Saturn Sky Red Lines and mostly a bunch of German cars. One exception was a car like this:
This is a 2015 Mazda MX-5, known–of course–in the US as the Miata. By the way, the car’s aficionados, of which there are many, often say that Miata stands for “Miata Is Always The Answer.”
I have always liked the look of these cars in all generations. On paper, they do seem underpowered, though. The engine for this model, with its automatic transmission, is rated at just 158 HP/140 LB-FT of torque. Even for a 2,500-pound car, that doesn’t seem like enough power.
With my car in the shop and with my wonderful wife away for much of the day yesterday–and graciously leaving her car behind–I had the opportunity to drive her Corvette to run an errand. Even with 460 HP/460 LB-FT her car seemed much different than mine. Maybe no one needs a car with 700+ HP/700+ LB-FT, but I’m sure it drives like very few other cars have ever driven. If I ever drive it again, that is…
Anyway…this MX-5 with about 48,000 miles has an asking price of $18,750. CarGurus rates the car as a Good, but not Great, deal. Yes, I don’t need to buy a car, but I am older now than I have ever been before. I hear the clock ticking.
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