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The Mars Rover – El Mirage Dry Lake Bed

That’s the Mazda 2 that’s been on loan to me to drive for a week. I took it on an adventure. The story is below. At the very end, are some thoughts about the car. It didn’t quite fit into this tale, so I left it separate. I may squeeze in another adventure soon!   It’s as if I landed on Mars. Just one and a half hours outside of Los Angeles, a world of satellite towns emerges straight out from a David Lynch movie. Drivers not seeing the arches of McDonalds or a chain mini mart gas station pass through in a hurry. There’s nothing to see except buildings from decades past repainted over and over into struggling local shops...

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Mazda 2 in Kermit Green

A green car pulls up with a driver sporting a big green. It’s a Mazda 2 in “Kermit Green” as the driver called it, but it’s actually called “Spirited Green” and stands out like none other. When I heard I was getting a test car, I pictured black, silver or maybe red, but it’s a metallic green! I’ll apologize in advance since there’s a lot of you out there who need a functioning car like this. I actually already have one, but I’m getting the opportunity to drive this Mazda 2 for a spell so I can tell you what I think. I’ll update the mini adventures of where this car will take me. So far, the response by everyone...

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