I don't care for the styling of the Zephyr, but seriously. Have you
actually driven the new Maxima??? Well I have and it is a poor cross
between an old pacer and a George Jetson car it has a dash board that looks
like it belongs on a vending machine, not in a car, did I mention the
horrible torque steer. No thanks that's not my idea of a better car.
I drove the 06 Maxima than the 06 all wheel drive Ford Five Hundred one
right after the other on the same day at the same dealership. The Ford Five
Hundred is absolutely a better car, and it costs less than the Zephyr.
Eh, in this case, I might not go for it. The A-series (Golf, Jetta,
GTI, GLI) VWs have been solid, if a little more expensive to run than
their Japanese counterparts, so I don't hesitate to recommend them, but
the B-series (Passat) have been notoriously problematic. Personally I
don't like big cars so it's not a concern to me, but I wouldn't
recommend a Passat to someone looking for reliable, economical
You write personal checks when buying a car? Interesting. I always had to
give them banker checks.
Still, the point was that it is silly to get a mediocre car with lots of
luxury options. A FWD Lincoln without power will suck no matter how much
leather and wood trim you put on it.
Yet oddly my Japanese econobox gives me basically all of the above,
except power... It's enough to get me up to speed before 90% of
Californians, but that's as useful as being able to shoot 90% of a
school of paraplegic fish in a barrel.
It's still worlds better than the Cavalier I drove, since it doesn't
cause back problems.
I'm talking about a base model 3.4, a combination that really shouldn't
have been offered. I'm sure that part of the reason that economy is so
bad is that you have to drive it foot-to-the-floor quite a bit to keep
up with children on bicycles.
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