19 June 2006
Six cylinders, no waiting
Traveling Companion Data Sheet
Posted at 4:08 PM to Driver's Seat
Height: 56.5 inches Length: 193.7 inches
Weight: 3342 lb Wheelbase: 108.3 inches
Age: Six and a half Birthplace: Oppama, Japan
Turn-ons: Tight turns, long yellow lights, sort-of-toplessness
Turnoffs: Cheap gas, long red lights, people who treat me like some ordinary Nissan
Power curve: 227 hp @ 6400 rpm; 217 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm
Thirst: 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway
Best feature: Almost pathological cleanliness
She looks like a beauty! Well done! Now, we'll just anxiously await the rescheduling of WT06, AKA Gwendolyn's Maiden Voyage.
You took your time and looked around ... no "rebound" relationship for you :)
She's a real looker. Does she have a sister?
Hi Gwendolyn! You're in good hands -- take care of our Charles!
Nice and clean, especially for a 6.5 year old. "Gwen" ... nice touch. Now put her rubber to the road and give 'er a good shakedown cruise.
227 horses? Seems like a lot for what is after all, a Nissan. Nissan is sort of the Japanese Olds, except Olds is gone.
Nice Peter Egan touch once again.
Nissan was almost gone for a while there; it took a rescue operation by Renault's Carlos Ghosn to bring it back from the Land of the Living Dead.
(I think any motor-noter in his right mind, were that not a contradiction in terms, would love to be able to sound like Peter Egan on a regular basis.)