Beater Miata – Part 2

Roof tar, rivets, sheet metal, bondo, bed liner and industrial caulking. These were the ingredients that but Miata Dumpty back together again. Yes, it may not have been proper, sensible or pretty, but this motley brew of fixes were designed to keep water out of the Miata’s floor. And for two years, including two winters,Continue reading “Beater Miata – Part 2”

Beater Miata – Part 1

One sunny spring day in 2012 my Dad was coming over to our house for reasons I cannot remember. He arrived in town early and decided to kill some time checking out the local yard sales. When he arrived at my house, he casually mentioned that my neighbour one street over was having a saleContinue reading “Beater Miata – Part 1”

Irrational Love – Subaru SVX

The Subaru SVX was like nothing else that came before it or after it. It was a 2+2 personal luxury coupe full of oddities. Launched in 1991 during the height of Japanese sports car boom, the SVX was designed to compete with the likes of the Toyota Supra, Mitsubishi GTO, Nissan 300ZX and Mazda (Eunos)Continue reading “Irrational Love – Subaru SVX”

Any Car Can Be Fun

Not all cars are created equal. Some excel at hauling people and cargo, while others put comfort as the top priority. My favourite cars are the ones that excel in driver engagement. But the honest truth is, any car can be fun. It’s about the driver and situation more than it has ever about theContinue reading “Any Car Can Be Fun”

Mazda RX-8 – Love/Hate Relationship

We had a torrid affair. It started from the day we met right up until the day we departed. A real rollercoaster ride over an 18-month period, with the highest of highs and the lowest and lows. This is the story of me and my 2004 Mazda RX-8. It all began in the late summerContinue reading “Mazda RX-8 – Love/Hate Relationship”

Chevrolet Cobalt SS – Missed Connection

When we last left my vehicular adventures, I had just acquired a new job, sold my Camaro and now needed a newer, more reliable car. I went into the dealership with an honest enough mission. Buy a base Cobalt coupe, with a manual transmission, to save money and gas. But as often happens with me,Continue reading “Chevrolet Cobalt SS – Missed Connection”

Dream Nearly Achieved – 1996 Chevrolet Camaro

After my Oldsmobile Alero was unceremoniously ripped from life, I needed a new car. Originally, I decided to purchase a brand new 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged. With a sizable down payment courtesy of my insurance payout, the monthly finance wasn’t going to be too bad. I ordered a blue coupe with matching blue interior.Continue reading “Dream Nearly Achieved – 1996 Chevrolet Camaro”

Ode to an Alero

A Love Letter to My First Car Everyone remembers their first time. The anticipation, excitement and nervousness. The thoughts spinning around their head. Am I really ready for this? What if I’m making a huge mistake? Is this really the one? Yup, owning a first car is a big deal. For me, the path toContinue reading “Ode to an Alero”