Finally just did it
Greetings all those who didn't procrastinate & just did it sooner. Don't know why I waited so long, but suddenly decided to test drive a fairly plain non S in a dealer lot - didn't make serious offer, then weeks later opened auto pages on local website & there was my car, 2006 R53 (whatever that meant) racing green, white stripes, and the big S - driving's fun again, makes arriving sort of disappointing. But buying a car in New England at Christmas not recommended, as flat front tire 3rd time out & assumption it was run flat = tire destruction, more delay & surely caused record breaking snowfall. This hatchback, for all it's mininess, came with 2 leadlined doors & I'm still calibrating my push to engage the stops on my sloped drive. As much fun though as my old Yamaha road bike, which didn't have heated seats.
And so easy to roll start from 5mph - good old gravity!
Last edited by zzinglish; Jun 28th, 2014 at 05:57 AM.
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