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Journal of No. 118


August 20th, 2011

In other news @ 02:54 pm

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As noted before, I've been car-shopping.

I did test out the V6 Altima, and it (like the V6 Accord) also seemed lackluster. I think I'm a bit spoiled by my rather pedestrian Sentra, because I understand the gear ratio is tweaked so it's pretty good from a standing start (and I do have the upgraded engine). The Altima also has a truly laughable trunk. Seriously, I'm going to a 2-door because I don't care about passengers 3 or 4. Why are you sacrificing my trunkspace for these losers? Otherwise, the Altima was smooth, comfortable, familiar... dull. But still my favorite of the cars I've tried so far.

I tried the V6 Hyundai Genesis coupe today. Definitely the most fun to ride (apart from the ill-fitting Miata). Slightly too profligate with gas for my taste, slightly too expensive for my pocketbook, but I think I will overlook these defects.

I'm resisting the urge to buy it and drive it for the almost first time in Aaron's road rally, for that would be hubris, and the gods would surely punish it.
 
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From:Shawn Crosby
Date:August 20th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
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I went through a lot of interesting test drives while looking for a car- aside from my artistic limitations, some of them were just poorly suited for humans to occupy.

I've been pretty happy with the Nissan 350z, but it fits differently than my Honda did, and I never quite feel like I'm part of it the way I did with the del sol. And I'm right there with you about trunk space- the sol has a fairly respectable 10.5 cubic foot trunk, and the Z is 6.5; there are actually instructions on the lid on how to shoehorn a golf bag in there... and nothing else.
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From:dark_of_night
Date:August 21st, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Are the instructions:

1-Ask your wife if she would mind carrying the golf clubs
2-Ask your wife if she would mind riding in the trunk
3-remove the bag and insert the golf clubs in the trunk; ask your wife if she would mind carrying just the bag
4 - call your attorney

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Journal of No. 118