Hit a small milestone in the Miata today

Pulled into my parking spot at work this morning as my 2002 Mazda Miata's odometer "rolled over" to 80,000 miles. I bought the car in April 2012 with 41,200 miles on it, which means I've put more miles on it than either of the two previous owners individually. I think this makes the car really "mine" now. I've almost… » 12/12/14 1:14pm 12/12/14 1:14pm

I took my Mazda 323 GTX over a Rocky Mountain pass. It was fun.

Saturday morning I was feeling some cabin fever and needed to get out of the house. It was an unusually warm late November day in Denver, about 63° (today it's 25°), so I drove over to Georgetown, Colorado in my 1988 Mazda 323 GTX. The intent was to check out Georgetown itself and Georgetown Lake, which has been used… » 12/01/14 12:01pm 12/01/14 12:01pm

The LA Auto Show Is A Fantastic Place To Annoy People.

Convention hall lighting sucks. It makes taking a good photo damn near impossible and will create a frayed mental state over the course of a day. However, it's worth enduring hours of being blasted with tungsten rays since the reward is getting up close and personal with all sorts of new vehicles, before the show is… » 11/20/14 11:45pm 11/20/14 11:45pm

Reminder for Opponauts switching to their winter cars to reduce auto…

I've been driving the GTX for a week in winter weather here in Colorado. The Miata on its summer tires has retired for the season. And with that, I've dropped the Miata's insurance down to appropriate non-driving levels. With the changes, I'm saving $25/month on car insurance (don't need a low deductible on collision… » 11/17/14 2:00pm 11/17/14 2:00pm