April 5th, 2011


Now all I need is a hamster suit ...

Well, the Passat went in for its 240,000 mile service today. They're keeping it overnight as I want them to at least trace down the oil that goes missing as I drive. ( A friend who is a Volvo mechanic suggested that they check out the turbocharger, as the bearings could be leaking.)

My rental car this time is a Kia SOUL. It's a car that I have wanted to try. It's comfortable, visibility is OK, large rear pillars but you can compensate for the blind spots with mirror adjustments. The sound system is moderately good, but not spectacular. The performance is surprising.
Good pickup, good braking. It's probably got the 2.0 Liter engine, there's no indication anywhere that I have found. I could live with one of these if it were fitted out correctly.

Now all I need is the hamster suit ...