Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I like my car

So I just spent about $550 getting my car fixed today. This weekend and while it was in the shop I had a rental. It was a Chevy Malibu. After driving the Malibu for 4 days I am glad to have my Hyundai back. I'm driving a 5 year old beater with 100,000+ mile on it; that is by almost every account more fun to drive. The Malibu was sluggish unwieldy and boring. I'm a fairly aggressive driver. I don't think dangerously so, but I like to mash on both the gas and the break on occasion. Not at the same time mind you. While driving the Malibu I decided to mash on the gas a little. It picked up some, but only after winding up for a few seconds. A few seconds later I pushed on the breaks. Once again, but the exact same break pressure that would have made my Hyundai come to a nice short stop with very little dive. When I applied a moderate amount of break pressure to the pedal on the Malibu, all four tires broke free. It wasn't some wild uncontrolled skid, but the car just seemed to wallow there. Needless to say, I pretty much drove like a grandma from there on out. Maybe I can chalk a little up to my unfamiliarity with the way the Malibu reacts, but I am certainly glad to have my car back. Dents and all.

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