bah, cars

May. 2nd, 2017 01:13 pm
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It only took one encounter with rush hour traffic (being routed over the Patullo Bridge in New West) to take me from "driving: actually pretty neat" to "traffic is the devil, cars are the devil, driving is the devil." Bah.

I did go out and take a look at a Pontiac Solstice on Sunday, though. This is a car that I've been vaguely envious of since I saw the posters for the then-new concept car when I was buying Straylight back in 2005. It's stylish and eye-catching and reasonably priced, which are all things I admire. It also has literally no cargo space whatsoever. The way I saw it described was "you could carry a two-four in it, if you poured it out." I didn't really believe this until I saw it for myself, but, yeah. No back seat, no trunk, no space behind the seats for anything larger than the obligatory ADC map.

Didn't get to test-drive it: it was in a dealership showroom and getting it out would have required more waiting and more car-tetris than I was willing to put up with, particularly on a rainy day. Oh well.

I /would/ like to have access to a fun-to-drive car, but I'm not willing to pay real money for that, so. I'll continue dropping money on carshare cars when I feel the need to not take transit or walk, I guess. Possibly look into picking up a bike, though I maintain that cycling in traffic is a more active expression of a death wish than I'm really looking for right now.

This evening I'm off to The Interior. Williams Lake tonight, Prince George tomorrow, and thence to Fort St James. This will be my first trip within BC further than Harrison Hot Springs, which is about an hour and a half out of town. Should be interesting. Definitely gonna be interesting to see how I respond to an actual lengthy road trip.

Date: 2017-05-03 03:57 am (UTC)
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Solstices are very cool.

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