Observed on Exeter St., Back Bay, Boston:
If you really want something with incredibly unreliable electrics, and so nose-heavy that traction in snow is virtually non-existent, you could just use bald tires on your drive wheels and pour water over your electrical system. 🙂 But MG-As are cute (prefer TR3s and Bugeye Sprites myself).
I feel like if you drive that in the snow you deserve what happens :p
Back when my friends and I were driving these things we didn’t have extra cars around to use when it snowed (I even rode my motorcycles in the snow; not too safe, but better traction than an MG-A :)). But then they weren’t classics then, just used sports cars.
I should have done a better job of being cranky. My statement should have started with “anyone who lives in the north east” :p
At least in Syracuse, prior to global warming really kicking in, you could get snow at least 5 months of the year (november-march) with late october and early april snow also a possibility.
They Don’t Make Them Like This Any More
And there’s a reason for it. The Mazda Miata raised the bar, now people realize they can get a sporty little convertible that is actually roadworthy and reliable.
Better than a truck, though, isn’t it?
I drive an Integra GS-R. I’m too old for it, but I couldn’t bear driving anything less. My previous car was a ’92 Civic Si, outwardly a mere econobox, but surprisingly able to move out of its own way.
Now it seems that everyone wants bigger boxes to cart around enormous purchases from big box stores, and lose themselves in their phones whenever they stop, so their attention to driving is intermittent and at best approximate.
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