New wheels

A couple weeks ago my venerable 1990 Miata announced it wanted to be traded by flinging a spark plug out of the engine block, stripping the threads as it went. Now there are things one can do to repair such a thing, but it sort of makes you ask what’s next on the 18 year old car. I figured rather than waiting to see, it seemed like a good time to try a new car.

I picked the Scion xB and was able to pick up a used one for a reasonable price. It’s pretty much the anti-Miata. It’s got the boxy appearance of a mini-UPS van, though it actually gets better gas mileage than the Miata. I’ve been happy with it so far and look forward to a few more years of service.

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2 Responses to “New wheels”

  1. Phil Says:

    Wait, you picked up the world’s ugliest car? The dude I know that’s cool enough to own his own _plane_ has an xB? That’s just sad, man. =P Ah well, at least you’ll save a bit of gas money.

  2. faber Says:

    Yes, yes I did.

    Why? I actually kind of like its odd looks. But mostly I’m old enough not to care about mating plumage any more. I’m just fine with driving the ugliest car in America if I can do so cheaply and reliably.

    How’d you like the color ? Ugly *on* ugly!