19 May 2009

Born To Be Mild.

You know those pictures you see from time to time of Cubans in Havana driving round in 50-year-old American cars rather than the crappy cars their government allows them? Well, dear readers, take good care of that muscle car, pickup, SUV or van you have today because, vehicle-wise, Cuba is the future Team Hopenchange has in mind for us.

I'm sorry, but I will fight for the right to put the top down, wind up several hundred horsepower, and blaze down the open road with this cranked up as loud as I can. "Heavy metal thunder" is American. "Lightweight plastic putter" is for effete pussies.

UPDATE: Jeremy Clarkson on the Honda Insight:
It’s terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It’s the first car I’ve ever considered crashing into a tree, on purpose, so I didn’t have to drive it any more.
We're doomed. If Honda can't make a successful "green" car, nobody can.

UPDATE: Clarkypoos isn't alone - another panning of the Insight.

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