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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=94710
Submitted by: DiRF
Comments: 50  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 04-27-2016
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I've got an itch... and the only cure is a convertible...

...so, my dad has put the worm in my ear... I finally have a good paying job, and my Mazda2 ain't getting any younger... I *may* go take a look at a Miata retractable hardtop in the near future, just to see what it's like... I dunno... who knows what my reaction will be...


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5-08-2016 @ 11:44:09 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#20, I have to take into account that I drive a parent around that has limited mobility... too low, and they can't get out of it easily... plus, I need room for a collapsible wheelchair... it *almost* fit in the Miata's trunk... for want of an extra inch on the opening.

5-08-2016 @ 12:14:16 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#21, I don't think the Eos is a good match then. The trunk is very small with the roof down. I know it sounds odd, but what about a Camaro? :/

5-08-2016 @ 05:31:58 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#22, Last time my uncle visited, he had rented a Camaro convertible... I wasn't impressed. (This is the same uncle that in years past had rented a Boxster and a Panamera)

5-09-2016 @ 06:07:57 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
Mustang convertible, duh. :P

If you're looking for something nice, maybe a used Infiniti G37/Q60 convertible or Lexus IS250C?

[Edited by wannabemustangjockey on 5-09-2016 @ 06:08:33 PM]

5-09-2016 @ 07:38:05 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#24, I will not buy a car older than the one I already have, nor will I buy one with more than half the mileage of the Mazda2... I'm only considering another car because the Mazda is starting to show its age.

Any "luxury" brand convertible would either be too expensive or two too "used"...

...and, no, not going to consider a Mustang... my driveway has enough cracks in it as it is.

5-09-2016 @ 07:54:59 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#25, Why not? It's done WONDERS for me!!! :)

5-09-2016 @ 08:20:16 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#26, I guess that's been my biggest failing as a car fanatic... I am a mechanical idiot. I couldn't properly "wrench" on a car to save my life... if something goes wrong, I have to get a professional mechanic involved.

5-09-2016 @ 09:14:14 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#27, for me, it depends on the vehicle. As a whole, I agree. I know *how* to do some minor stuff, but my fine motor skills aren't very good. :/

5-09-2016 @ 09:51:21 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
Sounds to me like the car you need to replace the Mazda is a lower-mileage clone of the Mazda, or suck it up and fix the one you have. :/

5-09-2016 @ 10:20:06 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#29, https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/...792987/overview

5-09-2016 @ 11:06:58 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#29, It's not that there's anything wrong with the Mazda right now... it's just starting to feel... tired. ...and starting to get a fair amount of squeaks and rattles in the interior.

5-09-2016 @ 11:08:16 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#30, If I'm going to go through the hassle of buying a new[er] car, it'll have to be an upgrade... in terms of style, "fun", and/or power...

5-09-2016 @ 11:24:28 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#32, how does 140 horses sound? and close to 40 mpg highway? for $13,000?

5-09-2016 @ 11:59:35 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
Not sure what your price range is, but you could possibly find a used 370Z convertible for $20,000 or thereabouts. Suitably sporty (high-performance even) and a bit bigger than a Miata.

5-10-2016 @ 12:02:15 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#34, but how is it getting wheelchair in and out?

As far as practicality is concerned, and living with a VQ35 engine at more than 80k miles, I'd say... well, be careful. The 370Zs are smaller than a Miata inside, at least to me. I'd wager a Focus or perhaps a Mazda3 would be a good bet. Maybe even a Chevrolet Cruze, in RS trim.

5-10-2016 @ 12:07:14 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
Also: here's your chance to get a Mazda5 or even a C-Max. Mazda5 will realistically get about 26 or so MPG combined, whereas the C-Max manages to get above 30 even with a heavy foot. Be careful about entering and exiting parking lots, though.

5-10-2016 @ 12:10:43 AM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#36, *sets out to buy convertible sports car, ends up with minivan*


5-10-2016 @ 06:30:28 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
No, no minivan. Hell, my considering the Eos was pushing it... another restriction is the car needs to be narrow enough so I can still fit the bike next to it in the garage.

5-10-2016 @ 08:09:45 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
Polaris Slingshot.

5-10-2016 @ 09:37:26 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#39, Yes, I've always wanted a Cobalt SS with no bodywork and one less wheel.

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