I have a lot of stuff I need to do for my cars.
Impreza: deal with the cylinder misfire problem. The solution might be to replace the plugs. I doubt they’ve ever been replaced, and the car is now 5 years old with 25,000 miles. I’ve posted on the Impreza owner board at i-club.com, but no one’s been very helpful so far. I don’t get it. The MR2 board and list is much more responsive.
MR2: deal with the brakes. It’s not a problem, but I’d love to have better brakes. That calls for new pads, new lines, and new fluid. Probably around $240 total. After that, suspension. After that, engine. Yeah!
Sadly, I’ve only seen one of these. I’ll have to correct that situation immediately.
10: Gone in 60 seconds
9: Sugarland Express
7: The last American hero
5: Thelma and Louise
4: The Driver
3: Two lane blacktop
1: Vanishing point
See the Top Gear article.
They take a good-looking car like the second gen MR2 and start doing weird stuff to it like body kits, grapefruit shooters, their own custom engine lids…
Last Thursday I was browsing the used car market for good deals when I came across an M Coupe for sale in Santa Monica. I was immediately overcome by lust; I wanted the car so badly I felt sick to my stomach.
I began doing some calculations to figure out if I could afford the car and arranged to check it out on Saturday. I figured if I sold the Impreza and financed the rest, I could probably get the car. I could picture myself cruising up the PCH or along the freeway, having a kick-ass time.
But then reality set in and I realized I didn’t want to be paying for this car over the next five years. By the time I took the test drive, I was 80% sure I wasn’t going to buy it.
The M Coupe is an amazing car. It’s powerful and nimblea pure sports car. But it wasn’t the kind of experience that overthrows reason and good sense… so I offered the owner a price lower than he wanted to accept and thanked him for his time.
Now I have a new plan: Sell the Impreza and beef up the MR2.