22 December 2006
Quote of the week
The handling puts the abyss in abysmal. Thereís so much torque steer that itís a constant battle just to keep the car pointed in a straight line. Even a minor stab at the go-pedal triggers the tillerís disapproval. Turns are just plain awful. Moving left and right is a multi-step affair. First, turn the wheel. Second, wait for the vehicle to fully lurch over onto one of the front springs. Finally, sit in terror as the weight is unloaded and the car leans all the way back in the other direction, maybe (or maybe not) aiming where you pointed it.
Improbably enough, the ride is even worse. With the Sebring's short wheelbase and lousy suspension, bumps aren't just felt, but profoundly understood. A choppy stretch of pavement can induce sensory hallucination; I swear a tiny man with a jackhammer was attacking my kidneys. And the pizza box thick (and flat) seats lend no support whatsoever. I will testify under oath that the engineers responsible have never driven a car in their lives.
Surely no one asked Dr. Z for this.Posted at 4:15 PM to QOTW