- I drive a 2004 Mazda RX-8.
- I love my car.
- When driving my RX-8, I can feel everything.
Now, let us examine this. If I run over a pebble in the road, I feel it. This has the distinct advantage of keeping me aware of driving conditions I may otherwise have gone completely unaware of. I can thus drive at high speed and know exactly when my tires are about to lose traction over light gravel and compensate accordingly. This adds a whole new layer of fun to driving for me, since I needn’t worry about dangerous conditions such as ice or snow, since I’ll be aware of any particularly dangerous patches just before I hit them. I’ve been known to drive almost completely sideways around a corner over ice and never once have I felt out of control. I really don’t think this is me, I believe the car is the reason, as my last two cars would not have afforded this luxury with even a semblance of safety. So what makes me decide to write about my car today? Well, just now as I’m driving down the highway home from work, I noticed myself casually avoiding cracks in the road, so I tried just following the car in front of me, letting my tires go wherever theirs did. Awful! Never again will I make that mistake. Never