[ba] My trusty old '91 200Q
rao at pixar.com
Mon Apr 2 18:59:14 EDT 2007
What with gas prices the way they are, and my own new-found
environmental consciousness, I'm contemplating replacing my 200Q (now
with just a tad over 200K on the clock) with one of them new-fangled
hybrids. Too bad there isn't an Audi, or even VW, that fills the bill ...
Needless to say, I'm not exactly cock-a-hoop with joy about driving a
dish-cloth around (although I have to confess that a mid-sized popular
sedan made by a large Japanese company is actually quite nice).
Besides, my 15-year-old son is quite bummed: he's quite looking forward
to driving that car starting next month.
Anyone care to offer arguments to dissuade me? The 200Q looks great,
and runs essentially perfectly, but I can't get more than about 21 mpg
if I drive .. ahem .. normally. Besides, I suspect I'll have to fight
emissions battles again next year, and I find that replacement parts are
already getting hard to get.
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