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Old 01-29-2009, 01:55 PM   #1  
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Default Ice on your miata.

Frankly, this sucks.

Originally this was snow. then freezing rain/sleet fell on it and made the top 1/4 into solid ice. then it thawed and refroze into an even thicker sheet of ice.

Basically I have a perfect mold of the top of my car in ice.

As a fun aside, I did make a nice handbrake U-turn on my street this morning. even the gf thought it was fun.
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I only get ice on my car when I spill my cocktail...
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Why use the handbrake to do the turn when you can use your right foot?
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Yea, The same thing here. Mine is still frozen in a big block of ice. I'm not going anywhere so it's going to stay right where it is for a few more days. It looks a lot like your photo.

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why is your car the only covered in ice?
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This is about as bad as it gets in Texas. Took the GF to a parking lot for some fun...

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This is my friends car. More or less the same as mine pretty much. except I burn less oil

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Im driving with the top down today. Actually it's kind of warm, I may use the A/C on the way home.
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Wow. I've seen snow once, and it was just enough to make the ground white. We struggled to make snowballs for about 2 hours and by then it had stopped and all melted. I was five, and they canceled school before it snowed so the kids could go home and play. Glad they did.

EDIT: Correction, I was seven. Like it matters...

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Yup mine had the same ice coating after all the freezing rain that fell here too.
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They closed my office yesterday due to the ice, I got lots of work done, as I still went in myself.
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Matt, do you actually drive your car in the snow?
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Why use the handbrake to do the turn when you can use your right foot?
Because I drove the gf's civic... my car is under ice, remember?

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hoping to build one with guvmint tax credit for first time homebuyers.

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why is your car the only covered in ice?
I didn't clean it off when it was still snow-ish.

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Matt, do you actually drive your car in the snow?
not unless I have to. so far that means three times ever.

once through the mountains of colorado to get the car here from CA
once to go on a job interview--it was only a light snow
once this month i caught some flurries while the gf was using her own car.

the ice will probably be mostly gone by the time I get home tonight.
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hoping to build one with guvmint tax credit for first time homebuyers.
more info please :P
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Federal Housing Tax Credit for First-Time Home Buyers: Home

if you bought basically between april 9, 2008 and July 1, 2009 and make under 75k (or 150k married/jointly) then you get the full dilly of $7500 repayable interest free over 15 years.
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naturally we closed on March 1st.
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i thought you lived there much longer than that
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Im driving with the top down today. Actually it's kind of warm, I may use the A/C on the way home.

Have I ever told you how much I think you suck?
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if I tried to put my top down today, it'd break :(
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I don't drive the Miata when the roads are salty, so it's been stuck in the garage for a while. But it did take me about 15 minutes to remove the ice cocoon from my beater Saturn yesterday morning.

I love those folks who only scrape off their windshield, then head straight for 60+ mph on the beltway, where they proceed to molt the rest of their cocoon into traffic. One truck launched a pretty impressive sheet about 15 feet above his roof.

Bought our house back in July but unfortunately don't qualify for the tax credit as we're not first-time owners. But I can take some solace in the low interest rates we've got now. Signing the papers on our refi tomorrow afternoon.
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