Journal: News & Comment

Monday, April 14, 2003
# 10:14:00 AM:

To the Dark Side

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My wife and I drive a small Ford Focus station wagon, and we move lots of stuff in it, mostly musical instruments, groceries, and our two children (not all at the same time). I generally dislike minivans and SUVs. But even though I'm a bit older than the target demographic, the Honda Element, which I looked at during the recent B.C. Auto Show, appeals to me. It's a small, fairly efficient, very practical, weird looking vehicle that isn't quite a car, or a truck, or a van, or an SUV. Actually, it reminds me of an Austin Mini (old style, not the groovy new one) turned into a truck, but safer.

Our car isn't even two years old, though, so it will be some time before we're looking at anything new. However, we could have used the hose-off floors in the Element when our kids were younger.


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