06-28-2009, 07:14 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Jersey 5 min. from NJMP
Total Cats: 0
Wife now has a Miata................Maybe
Cruising Craigslist, See a 1994 5sp Red Excellent Condition $2500.00.
Sent email to seller to contact me, forgot to include phone number.
Another email sent with phone number.
Wife asks me why the hell am I looking for another Miata? I reply that is might be a good deal and I could make some money on the car. She tells me I am ******* crazy and I should finish soldering the damn "Megawhatever" for my car and stop spending money. She does not know about the Garrett 2560 I just bought and is hidden in the basement. I agree with her to make her happy and we have a pleasant evening.
Seller sends me an e-mail and the car is not sold.
Reply to seller that I would like her phone number so I can discuss the vehicle. She immediately responds with the number.
I Tell the wife to get ready to go shopping, and we might stop by just to look at the car. She gives me "The Look".
Arrive at the home of the Red Miata. Wife says "I think it's cute, I always liked red ones". So we test drive the car, which is in excellent condition, only 93,000 miles and well taken care of. New tires, new timing belt and garage kept most of it's life and only 2 owners. Typical fading of the front and rear bumpers. Runs great handles great. I am thinking I can make a few bucks on the car for a new downpipe and some other **** for MY car.
I "tell" the wife "we" are buying the car. She agreed without a fight. As a matter of fact she seemed happy about it. I thought "this was easy" and payed for the car and finished the paperwork.
This is when it all fell apart. As we left the PO house she started referring to the Miata as OUR car.This slowly developed into us talking about the Red Miata as HER car. I thought I was so ******* smart, but it seems I was the one who was going to lose this battle anyway. At this point I could either TELL her I was selling the car for profit, and probably not get laid for a year. Or I could at least come out of this somewhat unscathed and give in. It was then I told her how sexy she will look driving the car.
Oh well, maybe she will let me drive HER car when mine is down for the turbo install. I will have to find another way to fund my turbo project. I guess you can never have too many Miatae.