The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 June 2006

Six cylinders, no waiting

Infiniti I30

Traveling Companion Data Sheet

Name: Gwendolyn
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

Posted at 4:08 PM to Driver's Seat

She looks like a beauty! Well done! Now, we'll just anxiously await the rescheduling of WT06, AKA Gwendolyn's Maiden Voyage.

Posted by: Kirk Leggott at 4:25 PM on 19 June 2006

You took your time and looked around ... no "rebound" relationship for you :)

She's a real looker. Does she have a sister?

Posted by: Ron at 5:16 PM on 19 June 2006

Hi Gwendolyn! You're in good hands -- take care of our Charles!

Posted by: david at 6:33 PM on 19 June 2006

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.

Posted by: Winston at 6:51 AM on 20 June 2006

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.

Posted by: John Salmon at 11:48 PM on 20 June 2006

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.)

Posted by: CGHill at 5:41 AM on 21 June 2006


Posted by: Dr. Jan at 7:52 PM on 22 June 2006