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To clarify:

My battery died Thursday morning.  I'm not sure how - there was no reason for it - the parking lights were left on (I have no recollection of this happening), and the battery drained.  Unfortunately, Miata batteries, once drained, stay dead.  I thought I had saved this one by judicious use of a trickle charger, but apparently, the battery bleeds power like a severed jugular vein, so no matter how much charge went in, as soon as the solar charger lost sunlight, the power seeped away, and viola!  Dead as a doornail this morning.

Bob jumped (the car), and I have the charger, and I'm parked in sunlight, so I should be able to get to the dealership (because of course, no-one carries Miata batteries except the dealership) this afternoon - before doing the other stuff I needed to do today.

I am not pleased by this development, especially since a new battery had to be put in only a few months ago.  Clearly, my subconscious hates me.

I am going to the post office later - there is one more box that still needs some stuff, so that will go out later in the week.  So, everyone except Kass, if you were expecting something from me (and a couple who weren't), your packages are going out today.

I will get out of this bad mood soon, I suppose.  I just don't want to be where I am, and I want to be working on other things.  Work just gets in the way - except for when that tasty, tasty paycheck arrives.

Blech.  Ciche, cliche, blahblahMonday, blah.


Aug. 18th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Wierdly, they have an awesome maintenance record. Mine is a '97 (last of the old-school model), and the most expensive repairs on it have been when the roof was slashed (and then slashed again - but we didn't bother to replace the vinyl roof that time).

The only major thing to go wrong was the electrical, when the driver's side window stopped working. Considering that I have to roll it up and down a lot (ID check at Gate), it lasted pretty well - and I've only had to do it once.

The battery isn't massively pricey, and can be replaced by us (though I'll probably just make the dealership do it), and I have a mechanic for the oil changes, so I can't say anything about changing my own oil. In all other respects, it's an awesome car, and is super low on the "steal for parts" list, because everything is proprietary. Unlike the Ford Escort, which fits everything.
Aug. 18th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Or the Chrysler Town and Country (much to my irritation)...

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