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Jan. 22nd, 2008 | 03:56 pm

I voluntarily returned my randomly selected “mid-size” rental of a Ford Mustang. And I returned it for a station wagon. It’s a Dodge Magnum, which is a pretty damn nice station wagon, but still. :)

I left the airport in the mustang and headed straight for Walmart. (replacement sunglasses, check! Warmer gloves, check! Long johns, check!).  It had what I assume is a “sportier” feel, like not responding much when you touch the accelerator, then *really* responding when you touch it some more. But I was super close to the ground, and the cockpit felt cramped and cluttered. And the instrument cluster was pretty distracting. The gauges were at the bottom of these huge wells. Either way, it wasn’t my cup of tea. More importantly, I was traveling hundreds of miles further north (minneapolis being entirely too warm for my ancestors), and it just didn’t feel right doing that in a tiny little sports car.

So, I went back to the airport and switched cars. I *love* the Magnum, it’s much more my style. More space, more cupholders, and an aux port right on the radio.


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Jan. 22nd, 2008 | 09:45 pm

If you happen to come across the special edition “chocolate cherry diet dr. pepper” DO NOT DRINK IT. You might want to buy some just so someone else doesn’t buy it by mistake. Or maybe to compliment your collection of frankenfood. But certainly don’t buy it to drink it.


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