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Talk me out of buying this Geo Metro convertible! Talk me out of buying this Geo Metro convertible!

I got in a motorcycle accident a few months ago, and just finally got rid of my bike. I just moved to LA, and I have no desire to get another bike to start riding in this crazy city again. However, I probably do need something other than a bicycle and subway pass to get around.

First Gen Boxsters - Pitfalls? First Gen Boxsters - Pitfalls?

I’m in the market for a car. I have no kids. I don’t commute by car. I live in Southern California. So, obviously, I’m buying a two-seat convertible! Despite the obvious rationality of a Miata, or the bang-for-the-buck of a C5 Corvette, I’ve had my eye on some first-gen Boxsters. For example, this 2003 with 38,000…

I want C4 Convertible; Tell me I'm wrong

So, I have a new job. I'm moving to LA. I will be making much better money than I am now in SF, with lower rent. I'm in my 20s, no kids, and don't need a car to commute to work. I'm thinking of buying a car for 1) fun weekend excursions up the coast, 2) to have a good story to tell future kids about when Dad was young…

1997 Z3 Roadster; the OppositeLock Roadtrip Review 1997 Z3 Roadster; the OppositeLock Roadtrip Review

In 1997, sick of the Japanese eating its lunch with a light-weight, sporty two-seater, BMW revealed its Miata-fighting Z3 roadster. While the Miata remains at the top of every Jalop's list of cheap fun cars, the Z3 is in an awkward position. It isn't faster than the Miata. Its heavier than the Miata. Its more…

Miata Rentals in SF? Miata Rentals in SF?

This summer, I'll be studying for, and taking, the bar exam. It is going to suck. Majorly. HOWEVER, after it is done, I'm planning a nice week-long vacation with the SO. One of the plans we have tossed around is going from San Francisco up the coast to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver (3 cities I've never been too).…

Best car for rural Idaho? Best car for rural Idaho?

So, I may be moving to Idaho for a year for work. Rural Idaho (Twin Falls, right by the snake river). As a sophisticated west coast urbanite, I currently survive with a bicycle and a motorcycle. But I'm assuming I'm going to need a car up there. Any Mountain West people know of a good car? I'm from Boston, so my guy…

Down-Town Burnouts Down-Town Burnouts

So I was taking my motorcycle to work today. I live in SF, by the park, so I take Fulton down to Civic Center. About a block from Fulton and Gough (a fairly large intersection), I see an older, peeling-grey Lexus LS400 take a fairly quick, aggressive U-turn. No problem, I thought, its a busy intersection and he found…

Sleep deprived, help me Oppo Sleep deprived, help me Oppo

So I didn't go to sleep last night. Monday, I was at work all day drafting Judicial orders for the Northern District of CA. I got back home, and wrote a 30 page memo for an Appellate Advocacy Competition. All. Night. Long. Finished at 7, ate a big breakfast with cup of strong coffee, went for a bicycle ride, and now…

You're welcome You're welcome

I bought a new bike after my old one got stolen. So its back to bicycle commuting to work! Save the gasoline for fun, everybody! So much lighter than my old bike, which is great, because I live in San Francisco, aka the hilliest damn city in the country.

Z3; Miata alternative? Z3; Miata alternative?

We all know the Miata; we all love the Miata. But how does the Z3 stack up against it? Bargains aplenty on Craigs list, and you can get a more GT-friendly 6 cyclinder, plus BMW cache.

Alfa bait Alfa bait

I don't want to do it, I don't want to do it, I don't want to do it...NO I WANT TO BUY THIS!

Manual 8-series V12 Manual 8-series V12

Ummmm....Is this real? CL link below. I'd be an amazingly frustrating and expensive headache, but when it ran...V12 MANUAL BMW GT COUPE!! http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/ctd/383770…

Sunday Driving in New England Sunday Driving in New England

Hey Oppo! So I am returning to my traditional stomping grounds of New England (south of Boston) for a week immediately following the end of my law school finals. I'm taking the S.O. back with me to meet the family, and show off beautiful New England to her. Thinking of taking a nice ride up through Maine/New…

Scooters; who rides them, which ones are good, which ones suck Scooters; who rides them, which ones are good, which ones suck

So, after a year of prodding my SO to get on two wheels herself (she likes to ride pillion, but never warmed to the idea of her own bike), I gave up. Then, out of the blue yesterday, she mentioned that she's been thinking of getting a scooter! We live in SF, so it'd be mostly to run errands, get around town without…

Scooters; who rides them, which ones are good, which ones suck Scooters; who rides them, which ones are good, which ones suck

So, after a year of prodding my SO to get on two wheels herself (she likes to ride pillion, but never warmed to the idea of her own bike), I gave up. Then, out of the blue yesterday, she mentioned that she's been thinking of getting a scooter! We live in SF, so it'd be mostly to run errands, get around town without…

Potential #NPOCP

(OO (||)(||) OO) Vroooom

I spent the summer in Vietnam, and saw some crazy stuff, some of which reminded me of you crazy Jalops. Enjoy some of the weirder ones!

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