Friday Fun – Choices: Miata Alternatives

It has been a while, but welcome back to Choices. During this segment’s hiatus, we have evolved and simplified the series. We now pit three or four seemingly similar cars against one another and ask you a simple question. Which one would you theoretically keep as your favourite, and which one do you despise enoughContinue reading “Friday Fun – Choices: Miata Alternatives”

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”

Find of the Day – RX-8 Mini Monster Truck

Well, here something completely different. A Mazda RX-8 body stuffed on top of a 1981 Datsun pickup truck frame. Power comes from 302 cu. in. V8 and runs through a 4.11 Dodge rear end. All of the lights, windows and even sunroof apparently work, but the vehicle’s brakes are shot, so stopping it isn’t muchContinue reading “Find of the Day – RX-8 Mini Monster Truck”

Choices – 1992 Performance Kei Cars

Welcome back to Choices. An evolution of a series I wrote years ago where seemingly similar cars are pit against one another in a battle for your affection. It’s like trying to choose your favourite flavor of chips (it’s all dressed, right?) Your task, if you agree to accept it, is to determine which ofContinue reading “Choices – 1992 Performance Kei Cars”

Find of the Day – 1990 Mazda 626

Here is another time capsule for sale, a pristine 1990 Mazda 626. With less than 80,000 km on the car, this car appears to be in incredible condition inside and out. A sort of silvery brown exterior with a brown interior, it is powered by a 2.2-liter engine with an automatic transmission. Although it mayContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1990 Mazda 626”

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”