The cash hasn’t even hit my account from selling the BMW yet and I’m already planning my next purchase. First generation Miatas always hit the top of the list. Cheap, clean, fun. Of course, my wife would like me to have something a little more practical to replace the truck (1995 Mitsubishi Montero) which has become my daily driver. I would too actually.
The truck is great, everything has been done to it: new timing belt, transmission flush, radiator flush, new tires, new brakes, new alternator, upgraded stereo and new belts. My only problem with it is the gas mileage. It sucks. I’m lucky to get 18 on the freeway. It has complete utility though and there in lies my problem. How do you give up care free driving, parking, seven passenger seating and dog hauler?
If you’ve never parked an old SUV from the Japanese, you’re in for a treat. The thing drives huge but parks small and narrow because they weren’t built with the bulbess fat man of today’s society in mind. Or you fat women. It’s seriously amazing what you can do without a 52 inch waste. We’d probably replace the truck with a Subaru wagon.
I’ve found a stick shift 2006 Legacy, blue with beige cloth interior for about $14K. I’d have to roll the money from the BMW and the truck together to pick it up and then I’d be down to one toy, the 912. Or I can scrap that idea and use the money from the BMW to buy a Miata and tools to rebuild the Porsche. Stuff like air guns, a scissor lift and who knows what. Decisions, decisions.