It sounds crazy, but I know some pretty big guys who fit comfortably in their MX-5's (the current generation - not the older ones). Fabulous cars all the way around, but of course they have to endure a never ending stream of jokes from co-workers and friends.
I feel your pain because I went through a similar situation. I had a cherry 1990thunderbird super coupe that was damaged to the point where repair was no longer practical. Due to financial constraints I had to settle on what might be one of the most boring cars ever, a 1998 Toyota camry 4cyl. I will say that their reliability is nice but they have a way of sucking every last drop of enjoyment from driving.
just got back from a trip to NJ and due to the fact that speeds on avg were 70-80 and RPM over 2k i knew MPG was not going to be great (about 19mpg )
i ave everyday drivig 17 and was hoping to get a hair over 20 (might have on the leg to daves when the speeeds were a bit nicer at 60)
Thanks for the pointers, but I think when people see me getting out of a MX5 or even a Mustang, they will have to laugh Well, a Mustang might work.
About the older Mercedes, that's a great suggestion. Actually, the car I always wanted was the 1996 300CE in the convertible version. Unfortunately, they are getting very hard to find, and prices are going up rather than down last time I looked. But I will keep my eyes open.
early '90s 911 (964 model) cabriolet. Remount the seat down on the floor to gain the headroom you need. Great for the windy roads out there!
David (WildBoar's Kitchen)
I had a used 190E AMG once that was really a hoot. Crappy in the snow, tho...............
"The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
Maybe I gotta check with a friend who is the manager of the local Porsche-Jaguar-Landrover place. Considering my financial setup (don't go into academia for the money...), I never even thought about asking him. But a 20+ year old Porsche may come into reach.
The Secretary of Transportation who got quite a bit of publicity haranguing Toyota, when confronted with the report, came up with a weak reply, that included a euphemism for the foot hitting the gas, instead of the brakes. I can't remember the term but it was classic government speak.