I’ve been thinking about how dangerous it is to ride a bike when it’s raining. Especially a bike that has 140 horsepower. I’ve also been thinking about how uncomforatable it is to be soaked. With those 2 things in mind I started looking for a small car to drive the 28 miles to and from work that got good gas mileage. I’ve got a Ford F-150 but it doesn’t know how to pass a gas station.

Last week I started looking in earnest for a wet weather car and yesterday I found it. It’s a 1991 Mazda Miata. It’s not fast but it is kinda fun and it will keep me dry. It seems to be in pretty good condition for a 15 year old car. We’ll see how it goes.

6 Comments on Barbie’s Car

  1. Richard says:

    Don, Sounds like a good idea. The Miata’s are cute cars.

    I wondered what kind of riding gear you normally wear. Do you have leathers or do you just wear a helmet? Curious because I am thinking of getting some riding gear for the cooler weather and wondered if you had any suggestions.

  2. Don says:

    I normally wear a mesh jacket that has padding and a removable liner. It’s made for riding bikes but when it’s cold I need to wear a sweater underneath. There’s all kinds of cold weather gear. My main concern is riding in the rain. It’s just too easy to spin that tire on wet pavement.

  3. Heather says:

    Well, I am glad safety is your main concern. I love the Miata-but think it is cuter in yellow! 🙂

  4. Donna says:

    What kind of gas mileage does it get?

  5. Don says:

    I don’t know what this particular one gets yet but they are reported to get between 25 and 30 mpg.

  6. Mom says:

    Every time I hear one of you thinking “safety”, I breathe more easily.