CC Outtake: Mazda Not-So-Great Little Car

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In my CC of the GLC, I asked if it truly was the greatest little car, and the consensus was that it certainly was in the running. Well, that assumes it is running, which this one apparently wasn’t. When I drove by, I noticed the air cleaner was off. Don’t you miss carbs? Well, not the old, simple jugs like on my truck, but the ones near the end of their lifespan. Complicated, expensive, hard to fix without a degree in carbutology. Of course, that might well not really be the problem. But lifting off the air cleaner and gazing down the the throat(s) of a carb is akin to the doctor having you stick out your tongue and say Aahh! They don’t do that anymore either, I suppose.