Don't feel too bad. Consider what the insurance rates are on
an RX-7. Then there's the cost of repairs one can't do themselves.
But they are fun to drive. (I'ld probably still own my '81 if a
DRUNK driver hadn't run a stop sign and wrap me around a tree.)
>thing the first: last night a member of my car-guy support group stopped by
>to show me his new/used 1993 RX-7 (a car we can all agree is a classic in
>the making). Black with a red leather interior. Drop dead good looking
>car, and cosmetically in great condition. Awe-inspiring performance for the
>price of a new Miata. I want you to know that it soured my evening, even
>tho my beloved and I were watching an inspiring Disney movie about sled
>dogs. Later that night I pulled Olde Whitesides into the driveway and
>started to think what a frumpy car it was (the MG, that is). There, I said
>it. Of course I don't really want a three year old RX-7, with the
>associated costs, but it is a great car. On a worrisome note, this
>particular car has lost its 5th gear synchro after only 28k miles (???).
>Figure that one out. I drove it "around the block" and was surprised at the
>mushyness of the shifter. That made me feel a bit better.
Try mass transit or do what I, and several other posters suggested, do:
get a second, inexpensive, not-worth-worrying-about car. My '85 Celica
runs great but folks are afraid to park next to me (they're concerned the
fenders may fall off and scratch their paint).
>thing the second: the commute has been **horrendous** lately, and I almost
>got into an accident yesterday in the B (cars behind me plowed into each
>other and it chain-reacted up to about a quarter of an inch short of my rear
>bumper). I saw it all in my rear view mirror, in a state of helpless
>pannic. Traffic is severely stop-n-go on my urban interstate commute and I
>don't even get to use OD. Surface streets are washboards here in
>Deeeetroit. Has the world spun off its axis?
Ride shotgun with that little old lady or the old guy wearing a hat,
that will alter your thinking.
>Seriously: What does a car guy do when its no fun to drive !!??
Will "Zen and the..." Zehring
P.S. Wes, keep your Demi Moore videos. My girlfriend, on a bad day, puts
Demi to shame (hi dear, I love you, too!!!). Besides, ones fantasies
are just that. Have a good time. ;)
Mike (in the flesh) Lambdin