Ya know… I’m not a big fan of Chrysler. Or Dodge. Or Plymouth. Or whatever the “F” they’re called or who owns them these days. It seems they’re always owned by somebody new. As if nobody wants to own them for too long. I’ve only owned one – and there’s a reason – it was an unreliable car (brand new Chrysler 300C) and the service was utter F’n unbelievable GARBAGE. Worst service I’d ever experienced. Even worse than Honda. And that’s saying something because Honda service is what you deserve if you’ve lived a life of sin and gone to Hell for it.
All that being said, I have to say – I have a lot of respect for Dodge (I don’t know who owns them anymore because they keep changing owners and I don’t care enough to do the research. Fiat or something?!) for bringing us the Hellcat and Demon cars.
One of the things that’s “irked” me for a long time is the horsepower wars. Mercedes-Benz. BMW. Audi. Cadillac. Anyone else? Did I forget somebody? Jaguar? “F” Jaguar. They suck.
I tested the autonomous driving feature in the 2016 Honda Accord Touring Sedan and it works well. I was cruising on the highway and took my hands off the steering wheel but kept them close enough as I don’t expect the car to replace the human being at this point in time. I had my hands hovering over the wheel. But it really did work well. I see this autonomous feature as a TERRIBLE thing. I’m a 45 year old man (in September) – I know better. But a lot of younger people are going to die because of this safety technology. Parents are going to buy their children vehicles with autonomous capabilities under the assumption that it’s going to help their child survive a would-be accident. This line of thinking is going to backfire too many times…
I look around and see so many people looking down into their lap while driving. It’s crazy. Nobody is looking straight ahead anymore. And those who ARE looking straight ahead – the majority of them are holding a phone in their hand having a conversation. It is VERY dangerous on the road these days. Very dangerous. Even the few that are actually paying attention – a portion of them are just simply bad drivers anyway. As far as I’m concerned – when I’m driving – I’m the only capable driver on the road. I hope for the best but expect the worst at all times. I don’t even like TALKING while I’m driving anymore. I put the music on and I prefer if my passengers just STFU. Driving is just too dangerous nowadays…
You’re on your way to the local frozen yogurt shop in your GMC Yukon Denali when suddenly your cell phone beeps! It’s your boyfriend and his wife is going out of town tonight. All bets are off and whatever you were doing two moments ago is ancient history. You run to the liquor store and buy as much alcohol as you can afford so you can potentially convince him to leave his wife.
While at the liquor store you get another text message. Your best friend just sent you a shirtless picture of (insert your favorite guy here). You pass out and wake up several hours later. You run back to your SUV, speed home, park in your driveway, stumble out of the Denali in excitement and dash inside your home. But something is missing. Oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where’s your kid?