Tuesday was the day Somara took off from work to start sorting out getting our car repaired. The body shop said the Honda was “undrive-able” based upon the damage their guys saw. How soon will the work be completed? So far the guess is three weeks.
Meanwhile, the hitter’s insurance is covering the rental car, a rather blah Chevy Cruze sedan. It’s bigger than the Honda on the outside but on the inside, the Cruze is an inverted TARDIS. Fighter cockpits have more legroom. Yesterday I banged my shin really hard getting in. In its defense, the car does have a more elaborate instrument cluster. Somara likes the stereo’s ability to give more details on the songs the iPod is playing.
I do hope we get our Honda back after the vacation. We both keep finding our left feet wanting to step on something and expecting the shift down when coming to a stop.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The American car makers aren’t doing themselves a favor when they sell their mediocre lines to rental companies. Every US-designed vehicle I’ve rented has underwhelmed, especially the Alero. The Cruze (sedan) has many shiny doohickies, yet it feels like driving my grandparents’ cars. The dealmaker to make me change my mind would be fuel efficiency…not a prayer with GM.