Success, and Failure

I like my car. I drive a Mazdaspeed6, which I got a great deal on because I found a 2006 model still on the lot in November of 2006. This is what my car would look like if you were, say, a squirrel with a fancy camera and a quick shutter… paw:

2006 Mazdaspeed6 - Liquid Platinum Metallic

I’ve never liked silver cars that much. Mind you, depending on the light “Liquid Platinum Metallic” looks noticeably darker than plain old silver… but shiny gray is still not that exciting. Mazda only ever made the Speed6 in a few colors – basically, greyscale working its way up to black, and the obligatory red. And some plum color. My favorite was always:

2007 Mazdaspeed6 - Dark Mica

I could count on both hands the number of times I’ve seen a Mazdaspeed6 that wasn’t my own (which I guess is why Mazda quit making ’em), but occasionally I’ll see some dude around campus in the Speed6 I wish mine was. Sunroof and everything – which wasn’t even standard on the GT model. When I do – as, if that weren’t obvious, I did this afternoon – I am briefly filled with ridiculous jealousy. Curse you, Dark Mica Speed6 owner!!

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