Sunday, April 29, 2007

The People's Car

My Honda Element continues to amaze me. I had to adjust the parking break. So I looked underneath and couldn't see any cable dangling down. I thought I might have to have Honda do it but then I decided to pop off the plastic center console. Voila, there inside the car was the adjustment. It was dry, clean and not rusted. With all my other cars I would grease the adjuster and cable every 6 months to try to stave off the eventual corroded frozen brake cable. This is what makes Japanese cars great.

The "Car Guys" Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers gave it a great review.

It was suppose to be a youth vehicle but I think it has really clicked with the seasoned citizens down here. It does have a few minuses: road noise, engine noise and it gets buffeted by the wind. My 5 speed does have enough torque-steer to spill your coffee, but you get used to it. It's not as much fun to drive as the V.W. Super-Beetle we had but it's not being flat-bedded back to the dealership every month. I called it "FARFROMOVIN". With the price of unleaded regular nearing three bucks a gallon, I'm glad it's not a Grand Marquis.


Anonymous said...

I don't know why, but every time I here the word Grand Marquis all I can think of is a clown in a Mardi Gras outfit. As far as the Element.... its a Honda...enough said.


Anonymous said...

Every time I hear Grand Marquis I think of a clown in NY who wants $6,000 for one.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the very day or two after reading this article, I saw a newer "VW punch Bug" being flatbedded to a repair shop. Hmmm....sound familiar ????