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We just picked up our first new car the other day - a 2009 vw rabbit. Very excited about something so new and shiny. This is the first car that I don't end explaining what car I have with the phrase "... that's all that I could afford that I also fit in". It's quite peppy and corners awesome, I'm just going to have to watch so I don't speed because there is no roar / shake at speeds.
There are many different things that I'm sure that I'm going to be excited about the new car, but I really like the storage underneath the area in the trunk. It's actually useful compared to every other car I've driven. In the back of my other cars, it's difficult to get to the spare tire, and when you do there really isn't any places for anything else. In the rabbit (and many other cars I looked at), it's easy to get to the tire and there is all these spaces for tools or junk.
In the last car I had bungee cords, rope, air compressor, etc all bouncing around in the trunk. That meant that they were always in a tangled ball. In the new car there are these little sections that I can fit all these things in nice rolled up sections. I'm carrying around stuff that I feel is useful, but the trunk looks empty.
I don't know if it's a getting old thing or what, but I really appreciate and enjoy good packaging and when things are "smartly" built. It just shows that there has been some focus on the details, and I find the quality of the details is one of the best indication of overall quality.Posted by jim at May 2, 2009 02:51 PM