[MR2] sadly signing off
DAVIES, BARRY S (BARRY)
daviesb at alcatel-lucent.com
Thu Sep 24 13:29:21 EDT 2009
You hear taps? Must be time to adjust the backlash.....
Well, good luck with your Miata David. Got to admit I've been tempted, but then how would I spend my weekends if I wasn't fixing MR2s?
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of Donald Chalfant
Subject: Re: [MR2] sadly signing off
I hear Taps playing softly in the background
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Hough driving" <driver at oakapple.net>
To: <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 9:02 AM
Subject: [MR2] sadly signing off
> I'll be unsubscribing shortly. After 9000 miles for the original owner
> and 170000 miles for me, my 88 SC has moved on to a new home,
> not far away at all, so maybe I'll see it around from time to
> time. I miss it already, but between my getting older (arthritis,
> tendonitis) and its getting older (plastic rotting and cracking, mystery
> overheating and coolant not sucking back in but not showing any pressure
> leaks, having to go back twice every time the tires get rotated, sun shade
> locks rotting out, all symptoms familiar now on this list) it was time to
> move on.
> 20 years ago it was Mustang vs Miata in my mind, but at that time Miata
> brand new and people were bidding on invoices of undelivered cars,
> (see http://dhs.oakapple.net/photo/other/minnesota/spring-mn.txt all the
way at the end)
> and then I drove an MR2.
> But now it's Mazda's turn and instead of getting another car that my
> kids would never learn to drive, I got a Miata with an automatic
> and a power hard top and, because that's the only way you can get those
> features at the moment, every other option.
> A bare bones, minimal, ragtop stick shift Miata would have offered
> everything I really need,
> so I feel a bit sheepish about all the GT-ish luxury tacked on the one
> I bought, but it looks good, sounds good, and feels good.
> I don't have to sweat the significance of
> every little change in the noise level (unlike an old car)
> and I don't have to sweat parking it on the street in the city as much
> (unlike a ragtop).
> Best of luck to all MR2 faithful out there keeping theirs going against
> march of time. Hang on long enough and they'll start becoming more
> valuable over time. This list is a great resource for finding the common
> solutions to the common problems. It's great to see such a dedicated
> community of experts helping out, and compared to many other mailing lists
> I've dealt with over the years, this one is a very positive productive
> David Hough
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