My my Rick,
Just a little sensitive this fine day? True I had no right to question
your mechanical abilities, and other remarks , though meant in jest, may have
seemed a bit over the top. However, my opinion of Miatas, which apparently are
close to diametrically opposed to yours, are based on having driven one for
close to six months before trading it in on a Caravan. I missed the shake
rattle and roll of my TR4A and thought I could replace it with the Miata.
Well, in my most humble and biased opinion, it came nowhere near enough. Maybe
even too smooth, (stiff though) to be considered in the same class.
However, I wander from the thread...I apologize, from the bottom of my
grease encrusted heart. I will be sure to preface any further humorous flame
with a proper disclaimer and hope that will suffice. The world is filled with
fine vehicles, some of which I no doubt share the same opinion with you on. I
by no means advocate
lbc's over ljc's, lic's, or l anything c's, just Miatas. My opinion, right
wrong or indifferent.
Chris "Looks like I picked a bad week to quit sniffin' glue" Prugh
From: Rick Fedorchak[SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 1996 7:38 AM
Subject: LBC "God Squad"
Hi, whoever sent the flame Re: Evil Non-LBC, ( Chris ? Karen ?? not sure
because you forgot to sign your name. )
"IT" rears it's ugly head every so often. Somebody feels the need
to "bash" the Miatas. And the fact is, hey, that's o.k. Everybody has
opinions about what makes a good car.........and a bad one.
But it's kinda funny. Throw some of that back at those folks, and
they just can't take it. Go figure.
My Miata comments were a RESPONSE to what I perceived as a bit of bashing.
I just simply stated the facts as I see them......with a bit of sarcasm
thrown in to be sure.
I do feel it was pretty boneheaded on YOUR part to start making all
kinds of comments about my lifestyle......of which you obviously know
nothing about. "Ever turn a wrench ???" , "...don't even change your own
. Regarding; "...I guess you DON'T know what we're seein" in these
lbc's o' ours...". Stop......and......._THINK_. Did you honestly think I
subscribed to a British car list because I _ DIDN'T _ own one ?? For your
information, I own and enjoy a variety of vehicles. Some American, some
British, and yes, even a Japanese car. They ALL have their own unique
attributes and vices.
Also, FYI, my tools fit all my vehicles, if you catch my meaning.
Needs and preferences drive how much wrench turning I do on any vehicle in
particular. I DON'T particularly enjoy wrenching on my Chevy Van for
instance, unless it's absolutely necessary. The Miata ? Well, it's still
pretty new ( so to speak ) and it hasn't really NEEDED anything yet. So
most of the wrenching gets applied to the American and British cars, which
are the most fun to work on due to the fact that they are older, and
consequently unencumbered with a lot of the pollution garbage and electronic
stuff that I'm not totally equipped to tackle anyway.
You appear pretty narrow minded. You act like there's "only one
true car", and that everything else is garbage.
Pity. If that's true, then you're missing out on a lot.
Hey, don't like my "tude" ? Well in a word or two, _ tough sh*t_.
Don't like my car ?? Too bad.
Don't like my chances ??? Hah....probably better'n yours !