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OSULemon
OSULemon Reader
1/13/14 8:05 a.m.

Sigh.

I hate being chauffeured around.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
1/13/14 8:06 a.m.

Why is she still your girlfriend?

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UberDork
1/13/14 8:12 a.m.

So you get to use her gas money instead of yours? Win!

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
1/13/14 8:13 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Why is she still your girlfriend?

This.

RossD
RossD PowerDork
1/13/14 8:17 a.m.

My wife loves the Miata! Notice I said my wife.

Tyler H
Tyler H SuperDork
1/13/14 8:21 a.m.
OSULemon wrote: Sigh. I hate being chauffeured around.

What is her preferred ride? Also, is it the nature of the Miata or are there attributes of your specific car that she dislikes?

OSULemon
OSULemon Reader
1/13/14 8:24 a.m.
Tyler H wrote:
OSULemon wrote: Sigh. I hate being chauffeured around.

What is her preferred ride? Also, is it the nature of the Miata or are there attributes of your specific car that she dislikes?

She drives a Grand Prix.

Too low, not comfy enough, apparently. I'll get more specifics.

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy PowerDork
1/13/14 8:24 a.m.

Is it because the car is dangerous/unsafe, or is she just a b*tch?

Edit: previous post confirms suspicions...

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
1/13/14 8:25 a.m.

The answer is Miata, not girlfriend.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
1/13/14 8:27 a.m.

If it makes you feel better, SWMBO is not a huge fan of riding in the MX6, either.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse HalfDork
1/13/14 8:34 a.m.

My wife isn't a big fan of Miatae either.

She has a '68 Camaro, though, so she gets a pass.

dculberson
dculberson UltraDork
1/13/14 8:36 a.m.

You should let her drive it. That has converted a lot of Miata haters.

captdownshift
captdownshift Reader
1/13/14 8:38 a.m.

In reply to dculberson:

this, my fiancee has been enjoying the 323 while i've been driving her sonata the past few months (which isn't half bad either, but isn't as spirited as i typically like). She's on me to get the miata up and running again for her to drive.

slefain
slefain UltraDork
1/13/14 8:42 a.m.

I once traded a girlfriend for a car. I still have the car.

Toyman01
Toyman01 UltimaDork
1/13/14 8:43 a.m.

The OP should have read, "Last girlfriend wouldn't ride in my Miata."

Best case, she's a snob. Worst case she's a control freak. Either way, ditch her.

z31maniac
z31maniac UltimaDork
1/13/14 8:44 a.m.

My wife doesn't like the Miata either, unless it's 80 and sunny, then she loves it.

OSULemon
OSULemon Reader
1/13/14 8:57 a.m.
Toyman01 wrote: The OP should have read, "Last girlfriend wouldn't ride in my Miata." Best case, she's a snob. Worst case she's a control freak. Either way, ditch her.

I would say it's more that she heavily prefers to take her car if we have a choice. She's said that it's cute, but she hates riding in it.

Everybody has their preferences, I suppose.

cwaters
cwaters Reader
1/13/14 8:58 a.m.

I got a Miata for my last girlfriend. Best. Trade. Ever. (badumbumssss)

chrispy
chrispy Reader
1/13/14 9:12 a.m.

I didn't understand the appeal of a Miata until I drove one in anger.

PHeller
PHeller UberDork
1/13/14 9:19 a.m.

My girl loves the Miata. Likes driving it to. She thinks it feels "right sized". With the top up it warms up quickly. Doesn't complain about the ride, despite the tire rub and crappy junk coilovers.

She actually said "if you wanted to buy a nicer Miata at grown up prices, I'd be ok with that."

So the beater is getting sold in favor of a nicer example.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
1/13/14 9:19 a.m.

My wife loved my Miata when I met her, she'd be up for another at some point. I think the OP needs to go girlfriend shopping again, that was always a fun endeavor when I was single

Tip, show the GF this thread. If she laughs you’ve got hope. If she forbids you from ever visiting GRM again then it’s 100% shopping time. e

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
1/13/14 9:21 a.m.

PIITB?

OSULemon
OSULemon Reader
1/13/14 9:22 a.m.
PHeller wrote: My girl loves the Miata. Likes driving it to. She thinks it feels "right sized". With the top up it warms up quickly. Doesn't complain about the ride, despite the tire rub and crappy junk coilovers. She actually said "if you wanted to buy a nicer Miata at grown up prices, I'd be ok with that." So the beater is getting sold in favor of a nicer example.

Ha. So maybe the answer is still Miata, but "nicer" Miata.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
1/13/14 9:23 a.m.

My wife keeps asking when I'm dragging a Miata home instead of another E36 M3ty dead car.

Unless the sex is just amazing, ditch her.

Klayfish
Klayfish SuperDork
1/13/14 9:30 a.m.

Eh, don't sweat it. After all, you didn't buy the car to impress her, did you? If she doesn't like that car, that's her perogative. If you don't like being chauffeured, do you have the option of driving her car when you guys go out?

My wife likes my Miata(s) and always has, but only on warm sunny days. Any other time, she'd prefer to leave it at home. Truth be told, I don't argue on that as I typically prefer to drive it top down myself.

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