All posts for the month November, 2011


My Jeep has been a DD or “Daily Driver” and the price of gas was starting to wear on me. I came to the conclusion that I had to get a “commuter” to ease up on the gas consumption. I knew I didn’t want to spend that much and wasn’t in a hurry to buy anything, but when I went to pick up the tag for the BMW, my friend said, “You still looking for  a commuter?” of course I said, “Yeah, what’ya got?”. I took the keys and drove the Miata and it was in really good shape for 16 year old car. I took it home that afternoon. [singlepic id=103 w=320 h=240 float=right]I found out really quick that the little car is REALLY fun to drive, like riding in a go-kart! I took it up Brushy and the fun factor went up even more, not to mention I was getting 320 miles to a tank of gas (about 10.5 gallons). I added a “Style Bar” to stiffen up the frame and cut down on the “cuteness” of  the car and I made a windblocker for it as well.  The windblocker makes a HUGE difference at speed w/ the top down. The girls can ride in the car and their hair not get blown around. I have lots of ideas on suspension upgrades, tires, etc. (Like I need another project vehicle)