So the Austin area experienced a pretty major hail storm about 3 weeks ago. Only my car was damaged so we were at the end of the line for insurance adjustment.
Anyway, I have 1996 Mustang convertible. 5-speed thank you. Unfortunately, the soft-top has a hole in the canvas thanks to the hail storm, not to mention a variety of contusions and dings. Last Friday, when it rained so much, I got a shower every time I turned a corner because the top had filled with water and would slosh out onto me.
So I take to my insurance carrier and they look at it. They call around because replacement of a top is not a normal thing. They call me over and to repair the car will take more money than the car is worth, so they total it. Now, I get a new car. It will be the first new car I’ve ever bought (my wife’s Santa Fe doesn’t count, it’s hers).
Now for the restrictions:
I want: fun, power, a decent stereo, a quiet ride, a good handling car
My wife wants: 4 doors, a decent stereo, room for everyone for a medium to long trip, comfort
So, pending a test drive, I’ve settled on the Mazda 6.
Pretty huh? 272 horse V-6 with a 6-speed auto. I know, it’s not a mustang, but I looked and my mustang only had a 150 horse V6. Oooh… now you have my attention.
Lots of legroom, front and back, large trunk, MP3 player jack. I can’t wait to go drive it.