Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What the Heck Happened?

Well after coming back from the Detroit Auto Show, I got re-assigned from Pickup-Drop-off duty to title running. I now almost exclusively am driving a dedicated title run car. I'll review it, but there's not much to say.

2006 Toyota Camry LE: I'm surprised by the power you can wring out of the inline four VVTi engine. No, it's not crazy fast, but it was clearly designed to have "enough" power for normal traffic. At the same time this "just enough" pervades the rest of the car. The seat is "Just Enough"; not super comfortable, but not really uncomfortable. The steering is "Just Enough"; not an overwhelming effort, but also not super communicative. The interior design and amenities are "Just Enough"; power lower seat, but manual seat back, tilt wheel, but no telescoping. The transmission is "Just Enough"; it shifts OK and is five speeds, but it's slow to respond and never feels like it wants to work with you. It's not bad, It's pushing 200,000 miles of constant use and is going strong, but it's also nothing special. Cars like this make people who don't care about cars.

I THINK this is a picture of the Camry, it's the right color anyways.

So since I don't get to drive lots of diffrent cars anymore, there's not a lot to review.

Oh yea, I also have a job working for the 24 Hours of Lemons now. I'll be working every race east of the Mississippi in 2013! So I guess I'll cover that. As for the Car? It's coming along. Hopefully it will be making its debut at The Cure For Gingervitis, April 19 - 21 at GingerMan Raceway.

It has body panels again!

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