Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Bubble: A Car Is A Car ...

I just cannot understand Nick’s obsession with anything that’s on 4 wheels. I might have one or two dream cars in mind but end of the day, a car is a car … a mode to take you from one place to another, that’s all.

Sometimes he just bores me to death when he goes on and on about this car and that. Just the other day when I stepped away for a pee, he had so casually hogged my browser with so many pages of his interest.

You guessed it! A website on cars and with all my years of driving, I haven’t even heard of a buick lacrosse or a gmc terrain or a chevy equinox. These are all American cars and they are definitely going to be expensive bringing them in to our country. I can only blame this influence on my nephew, Nian who is a die-hard American car enthusiast. Nian had been studying in the US when he got interested in all cars American.

Anyway, with the pages still logged on, the word Lexus GX caught my eye. Just before my retirement, my ex-boss was using a Lexus ES300 and even Oprah had featured one on her show some time ago. So I took a peek into the pages to check out the cars.

Well now, I’ve learnt a thing or two. Lexus GX is actually a 4WD and it kinda looked chunky although the interior looks classy and unclustered. The gmc terrain and chevy equinox are SUVs competing with the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. But the buick lacrosse is a 4-door midsize luxury sedan which is in the same class as the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class.

Wow! Just 10 minutes of browsing the website Nick forgot to close, I’ve added 4 more types of cars to my minimal knowledge. This is the beauty of internet right?


Positive things happen to positive people.

5 Bubbles:

I wish i could own a volkswagon golf gti. Sure gempak.

Hahaha!!! Oh chun la ... I pun nak satu! Otherwise, Beetle pun jadi la.

omg i see those cars here! might i add that i find american cars too bulky and 'ugly' for my taste. i just don't like the design. well that's why i love the internet too! XD

The internet sure has changed things, it's great that knowledge is so available.

I'm with you, a car is a car. I just want something dependable and affordable.

I used to be totally into cars, but now I don't care anymore. I rather travel. A car is also a big responsibility. When I went to Taiwan, I gave my car in Slovenia to my sister. No point letting it wait for me. It's a small but neat Renault Clio (2002) and it still works fine. :)