I had a minor accident last week in the A3, when a Civic Si hit me in traffic. It was his fault, however it is my nuisance! Now the A3 has gone into the shop for fixing, and the rental company didn’t have any small cars. What have they given me? a simply HUGE Dodge Grand Caravan.
I feel as if i am driving an apartment, or a restaurant….or some sort of large physical structure. Could it be a department store? or a school? My new identity while driving this is a sudden urge to transport many people. Earlier I saw an elderly woman standing by the road waiting for a bus, i felt like I WAS THE BUS—–but I am not. I had to overcome great impulse to NOT stop for her.
My bigger question is though; how in the world do people drive these!?!? Terribly built, awful to drive, way too large, completely unstylish, enough headroom for someone who is 11 foot 7 inches tall. Unless one has 15 children and a wife that is over 10 feet tall, how does someone with 2 children justify this sort of inhumane exercise in engineering!? The driving experience can only be described as ‘paralytic’.
It is cheap though…i just looked up pricing and it starts at around $21k. If there was a ratio of price:curb weight this will surely reach the top of the rankings. As enthusiasts, I often hear the term “that’s a lot of car for the money”…..well in this case, this is “a lot of car for the money”——but not in a good way; solely in physicial size and weight! Family people….buy a station wagon….a hatchback…..or for god’s sake even an SUV….buy 2 of them if you cannot fit all of your children in 1; just don’t buy this. Isn’t this what Fiat is introducing as Lancia in Europe?? RIP Lancia.
I can’t even park it properly. Here’s hoping they get me a Jetta or a Focus as i’ve requested!