"My Lil Mazda Surprised Them"
My name: Bret
Gay.com Member Name: hnc0582
My age: 27
My profession: Retail Management
City/town: Sidney, OH
Relationship status: Single
What is the best thing that you like about your ride?
The perfect balance of power, handling, and comfort.
Do you like to take road trips in your car? Describe your favorite road trip -- where did you go? What did you do?
Yes, a couple of friends and I went for a trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway through North Carolina. We stopped and looked at the scenery, and the curvey nature of the parkway made for a fun filled ride. The friends still talk about how much fun it was to speed through there, and how many times they were surprised that we didn't end up flying off of a cliff. My lil Mazda surprised them. :)
Do you like tinkering under the hood, or do you leave repairs and routine maintenance to your mechanic?
I tend to take it to the experts. If I were to do anything to mess it up, I would never forgive myself.
What special touches have you added to your car that reflect your personality and individuality?
I put on some dark rims to make it stand out a little bit more than the normal ones, and put on the upper lip of a mask. Gives it its own personality I think.
What is the most you’ve ever paid for a car? What is the most you would ever pay for a car?
$36,000 and probably around $100,000. Just depends on if I hit the lotto or not I guess.
Do you have a great memory of a date that relates to you car?
Yes, I was driving through the mountains of Tennessee and began to race a Mustang GT. This mustang out horses me by a bit, but he didn't have the cornering ability of my RX8 so I actually beat him down and through the mountain.
Do you find yourself more attracted to people with similar car tastes to your own? Or doesn’t it matter?
It doesn't really matter. But a guy who knows about cars definitely gets a few extra points.
If you had an unlimited budget and could change anything you wanted on your car, what modifications or accessories would you add?
A new exhaust and a turbo.
Do you think your car has a personality or soul? What kind of sound or behavior does it have that makes it unmistakably your car?
I think it has its own personality. The few changes make it stand out from any of its own kind, and it knows that every time I get in it that I will be driving it like I stole it. When I don't, it seems to know.
Do you have a nickname for your car?
A few. Blue Streak, My Baby, and Zoom Zoom Pow is the latest.
Have you upgraded the car stereo? What is your "dream" sound system?
Goodness no, I already have Bose throughout. It sounds amazing!
What aspect of your ride most attracted you when you decided to own and drive it?
Its super sexy looks mixed with superior handling and performance to most other vehicles I drove.
Have you ever pushed your car to its performance limit? What was the fastest speed?
Like I said earlier I drive it like I stole it, and my top speed thus far is 142.
Are you a member of any car clubs or other auto related organizations?
No, but I do reference RX8club.com when I have questions. Not sure why I have never joined.
What was the first car you ever had? Do you ever get nostalgic for it?
It was a 1991 Ford Tempo. A great car really. But I don't get nostalgic.
If you could trade your ride in for any other car, what would it be, regardless of the price?
Aston Martin DB9
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