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Looked at a Miata yesterday Looked at a Miata yesterday

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Looking at a Miata tomorrow 

If I can get this one for a low enough price and it checks out as expected, I’d maybe buy this one as early as Friday. Hoping to lock down a deal on it for between $4-4.3k. He has it listed for $5150 and based on the NADA book value of $4700 is a more realistic starting point. Then the minor interior damage, less than…

What bothers me is that they ignore the salt problem What bothers me is that they ignore the salt problem

I always love the idea of taking a fun car out in the snow and enjoying it all year round. But it really is a myth to blame the reason people put them away for winter is for the purpose of staying safe and that the car would be no fun in the cold or snow. It seems that the article comes to the conclusion that a…

Miata search continues Miata search continues

Yesterday, I found out that the yellow Miata I had found and was strongly considering had already been sold! Unfortunate but it was also in Texas, so finding a local one was a higher priority.

Miata shopping with wrong wheel drive (ongoing)  Miata shopping with wrong wheel drive (ongoing) 

Good morning Oppo, due to a “day of remembrance and mourning” for the former president Bush senior, I have off of work for the day. Anyways, I have spent my morning so far looking at some Miata classifieds. I don’t really want to buy another one right now but will jump on the “perfect” one for me. I don’t really know…

Pay with GasBuddy Pay with GasBuddy

For about the last year, I have been using Pay With GasBuddy which is a neat service offered by the popular gas price tracking app GasBuddy. It is completely free and offers a 5 cent per gallon discount on unlimited gas. I have been making use of this pretty heavily since I have moved to Southern California and have…

SNOWBARU! SNOWBARU!

Finally got my Subaru into some proper snow this weekend and had a chance to test out my snow tires. It was entertaining laughing at the people crouching over in the cold/wet outside in order to install their chains or alternatively laughing at the other people who ignored the “CHAINS REQUIRED” signs and were…

'18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #2) - Mammoth Mountain, CA '18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #2) - Mammoth Mountain, CA

It snowed finally! And it sure snowed a lot. I did not expect to be tree skiing in November at all, much less having bottomless powder through most of it. This past week it snowed 36 inches at the Main Lodge area (9000'), 60 inches at the summit (11000'), and somewhere around 20-30 inches throughout the rest of the…

One year review of my 2006 Subaru STi One year review of my 2006 Subaru STi

Since I have had my STi now for 1 full year, I figured it was time to write up a short review on the vehicle. I bought the car in November 2017 shortly after moving across the country in order to have a “normal but fun” daily driver to supplement my Miata and could also get me to ski mountains easily. I have always…

IT'S RAINING IT'S RAINING

Batten down the hatches because its RAINING right now in LA. Only saw one flipped over pickup (fire trucks, police; the whole nine yards) and a couple of fender benders on the way to work today. Thankfully I left early so it only took an extra 15 minutes or so to get in. And this is “against traffic” so I can only…

Roadside repairs are fun Roadside repairs are fun

Met up with a fellow Oppo yesterday to pickup a couple of oil sample kits and he got the first taste of breaking the car due to mods. After a recent supercharger install for the track car and a trip to the muffler shop to make the custom exhaust not sound like shit, he immediately proceeded to break the car on the way…

Winter has finally arrived Winter has finally arrived

Mammoth just this last week through Thanksgiving finally got some snowfall, in the amount of 19-30 inches. While that amount of snow would be nice on top of an already existant base, it is very limited coverage when just applied on top of dirt. So it is more so “just a start” rather than “WOW A POWDER DAY”. But if the…

Malibu Woolsey Fire Burn Tour Malibu Woolsey Fire Burn Tour

On my way home from work on Wednesday, the PCH was open for the first time all the way through to Malibu Canyon from Pt Mugu so I was able to get home through the canyons for the first time since the fire. The destruction was just unreal. So many areas that were once covered in lush, green vegetation are now blackened…

Somber 4 year Miataverssary  Somber 4 year Miataverssary 

My phone just reminded me that today is the 4 year anniversary of the first time I brought my Miata home and had it parked next to my previous vehicle. That Honda was quite a beater and not really all that fun (autotragic) which was why I wanted something fun like a Miata. Anyways, time for a photo montage down memory…

KNOCK KNOCK  KNOCK KNOCK 

My Miata had developed a “noise” a few days ago. Finally got around to opening the hood and giving it a listen. It is running normal so I was perplexed about what it could be. After comparing this sound to others on YouTube and generally where it’s coming from, I am pretty confident it is a rod knock! On this car,…

Yakima Roof Rack Initial Thoughts Yakima Roof Rack Initial Thoughts

The Impreza sedan does not come from the factory with roof rails and the ‘06 STi does not have a passthrough or 60/40 split rear seat (‘07 added a passthrough). So without doing anything custom, you are pretty stuck when it comes to transporting skiis. After much consideration about how to transport skiis with my…

'18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #1) - Mammoth Mountain, CA '18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #1) - Mammoth Mountain, CA

Something I want to do this year is keep a log of all of my ski trips and just post a little trip report for my days on the hill. Since Powder Forward is a rather underutilized kinja anyways, I might as well populate it with some content. My goal this season is something in the 30-40 day range so hopefully I will have…

1 year ago today I bought my STi 1 year ago today I bought my STi

What a wonderful year it has been! It’s also just after my one year mark in LA. I’ll write up a review on both soon. Here is a pic from today as the STi sits now.

Roof rack mounted  Roof rack mounted 

I just got my roof rack on yesterday, a pretty simple and straight forward install. This weekend I’m testing it out on a trip to Mammoth. There’s not much snow and all of it is man made, but at least what is here is pretty good. A nice workout to warmup for ski season at least! The rack isn’t too noisy on the car on…

Night Skiing

“But there’s still one thing left to do. Every Midnight Madness, the ski area builds a bonfire at the base. Says Hall, “If you ski past midnight, you gotta jump the fire.” 

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