I am currently visiting my mother in Florida, which means I am pooteling about in her 2005 Envoy. Which has been interesting .
Last year I got a text from mother dearest in full caps, explaining that she bought a vacation car. Now this is a Lady whom has had her fair share of Japanese and European superminis. So I initially expected a Yaris, Fiesta or maybe a Versa. Nope. She wanted to go all out Floridian and get an low milage Envoy on rimz. My small Irish mammy has Rimz. Jesus.
So far I have been driving it for a week and I have noticed a few things which concern me. Firstly this thing loves to wander. No matter what the road surface may be like or what the speed may be, this things sways across the road like a drunk. Let go of the steering wheel and you may wander into the opposite lane or into the Gulf of Mexico. So very vague. Although it is no where near as vague as the Mitsubishi Pajero JR I had a while back, that thing was fear inducing....yet adorable.
The gearbox is a tad annoying also. There are two modes: REV LOUDLY SHIFT ABRUPTLY and nope. Nope saves the most fuel I have noticed. Other then the tasteless additions, Vague driving experience and a radio I just can't fathom; It is a car. It does the Job. It Holds Luggage, it is cheap to run and it is comfortable. It has so far brought me to where ever I needed to go without a fuss.
Other then the tasteless additions, Vague driving experience and a radio I just can't fathom; It is a car. It does the Job. It Holds Luggage, It is cheap to run and It is comfortable. I just miss my 17 year old Honda. It is slow but its just so charming.
Also Fuck Humidity
My hair is ruined. Fuck this shit.