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Posted at 7:39 PM ET, 03/ 4/2011

Spider nests in Mazdas?

By Alexandra Petri

There are spiders in our cars?

Seriously, Mazda is recalling 65,000 cars because an issue with nests of yellow spiders.

Really, Mazda?

I don't know how much safety you can expect from a car company whose slogan makes it sound sort of, well, slow: "Zoom, zoom"? Were all the nouns, adverbs, and adjectives out of town that weekend?

But low as the bar may be, I think America draws the line at SPIDERS IN OUR CARS. Call me an arachnophobe, (is John Goodman in the house?) but I'm not a fan of the little guys. Neither, it would seem, is Broadway, based on what's happening with the Spiderman musical, although Glenn Beck has seen it multiple times.

But terrifying as this may seem, I'm sure the spiders are not thrilled about this, either. They thought these were cheap, well-located homes. And they turned out to be Mazdas. If I was nesting in something and it turned out to be a Mazda, I'd be ticked, too.

By Alexandra Petri  | March 4, 2011; 7:39 PM ET
Categories:  Petri, Seems Suspect  | Tags:  cars, scary, spooky  
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Comments

In an era of multi-point fuel injection systems, this is important.
However ...... I too have 'other' suspicions about this one. In the 70s and 80s, one could find the occasional mouse nest in the carberateur air filter housing. Later on down the road .... it too smelled bad.

Posted by: deepthroat21 | March 5, 2011 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Spider are my least favorite creature,especially in a close are like a car.they are sneaky little critters that are, well sneaky.

Posted by: wildwolf93402 | March 6, 2011 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Spiders are my least favorite creature,especially in a close are like a car.they are sneaky little critters that are, well sneaky.

Posted by: wildwolf93402 | March 6, 2011 10:20 PM | Report abuse

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