Today’s CAR STORY… A Chevy smokin’ a Chevy
DRIVING THE FUTURE… #Bandit #Lincoln #MercedesPickup #Motorcycle #Camaro #Bike
James Bond has a secret in the new Teaser Trailer for SPECTRE…
I whisk a 2015 MAZDA MIATA MX-5 for a week…
It’s easy to forget how much fun a convertible can be. And how much like a Go-kart a Miata can be…
I first drove the Miata back in the early 90’s when my brother and I took a rental car into a parking lot and practiced fishtailing. It was so much like a Go-kart that we could get inches from a fence and not think twice. Now, I didn’t do that in this 2015 MAZDA MIATA MX-5 and I wouldn’t admit it if I did. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t have fun.
There are a lot of things about this car that I really don’t gel with, but seeing as how the 2016 model is coming out shortly and is slightly more pissed off, it doesn’t do much good to elaborate on the bad. I’d just say, wait for the ’16. Why? Simple. What doesn’t work is the Guppy Face, bad ergonomics inside and lack of serious fun horsepower. The Guppy I can deal with as it’s not looking at me in the mirror and the hp is adequate to hit the canyons for some fun. Good fun. (We always want more.) But the ergonomics are pretty horrible in that if you put a bottle of water into the cup holder, you can’t shift the car. That is 1 out of about 10. BUT…
All that gets made up for in sheer convertible fun as a California car. The Miata is small and benefits by being small. Easy to drive, park, see out of and zoom. The top goes down fast, the grip is tight and the response is heavenly. All worth the price of admission. Stats? It’s get 24mpg, about $27K for this Grand Touring version and 167hp which would better if it were 230. Just sayin.’
As a toy, which this car is, you have way more fun than you should be allowed to have and it’s all GO from there. (Wait, did I just say that?) Ok, put it this way… This is a very happy guppy. And as a result, you’re gonna feel the same way.
But still wait for the ’16.
What’s coming from MARVEL, STAR WARS and the 2015 Schedule
Here’s what’s coming from MARVEL and their Directors….
- Captain America: Civil War – Anthony and Joe Russo
- Doctor Strange – Scott Derrickson
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – James Gunn
- Spider-Man (Sony) – Drew Goddard
- Thor: Ragnarok – TBA
- Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – Anthony and Joe Russo
- Black Panther – TBA
- Captain Marvel – TBA
- Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – Anthony and Joe Russo
- Inhumans – TBA
Here’s what’s coming from STAR WARS and their Directors…
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens – JJ Abrams
- Star Wars: Rogue One – Gareth Edwards
- Star Wars VIII – Maybe JJ, but who cares. It’ll be cool.
- Star Wars Spin-off 2 – Josh Trank
- Star Wars 9 – Maybe JJ, but who cares. It’ll be cool… again
2015 RELEASE SCHEDULE
April- FURIOUS 7, EX MACHINA
May- AVENGERS:AGE OF ULTRON, SAN ANDREAS, TOMORROWLAND, POLTERGEIST, MAD MAX:FURY ROAD
June- JURASSIC WORLD, TRANSPORTER REFUELED
July- TERMINATOR: GENISYS, ANT-MAN, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION
August- FANTASTIC 4, MAN FROM UNCLE, HITMAN:AGENT 47
September- MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS
October- LONDON HAS FALLEN
November- SPECTRE, HUNGER GAMES, THE MARTIAN
December- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, POINT BREAK
Today’s 5MINUTE DRIVE with an Alien & a Corvette…
In lieu of the recent news about the re-boot of an all new ALIEN NATION, today’s 5Minute Drive with the original alien seemed appropriate. Ladies and gents… Eric Pierpoint.