Day: February 11, 2008

Car Shopping – Round 1

Tara and I went on an impromptu test drive of the Kia Spectra 5 and the Toyota Matrix.

The Matrix is a gutless wonder. Too bad really, it was out in the front running. Mind you, I have no idea why 🙂
It’s nice and comfortable, but it’s got nothing under the hood. And it’s overpriced for what you get.
Starting at 20K without AC?
And if I get AC, it’s still more for cruise.
Nickle and dime.

The Spectra5, which was nicely priced and had some zoom.
It did remind me of a cross between the golf and a Swift.
Nicely laid out, but all plastic and cheap feeling.
But hell, it started at 3K less with all the perks.
So it’s a thought.

Next up:
Mazda 3 Sport
Subaru Impreza 2.5i Hatch