Hyundai Accent to Chrysler Sebring

Somehow I managed to convince myself that I’d made a Hertz reservation for our 4-day visit to Thunder Bay back in July. But I didn’t. Until 7:00 p.m. tonight, from Pearson Airport. Which doesn’t completely explain how my reserved “Hyundai Accent or similar” became a Chrysler Sebring by the time we reached Thunder Bay.

This is one of those times when the interesting button works its magic in less attractive ways: I don’t know what an Accent drives like, but I can’t imagine it achieves the ungainly boat-like qualities of the Sebring nor its genuine 1970s style discomfort seating.

Ah well, at least we’re in Thunder Bay. Tomorrow, great adventures begin.


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Andrew MacPherson on August 28, 2008 - 15:27 Permalink

We had an Accent for a week in June when our Honda was in the shop and drove it from Calgary to Banff. While Hyundai’s finally look like “normal” cars, the shiny red Accent always looked good when I walked up to it — driving it on the highway reminded one of a sewing machine with wheels.

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Porsche, Merced... on August 29, 2008 - 14:28 Permalink

What other Charlottetown celebrity blogger has disdain for Hyundai while celebrating Porsche, Mercedes and Lexus?

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Peter Rukavina on August 29, 2008 - 15:23 Permalink

Would that be the same person who built a new headquarters on the Hyundai lot?

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Andrew MacPherson on August 29, 2008 - 18:42 Permalink

I’ve owned 5 cars in the past 16 years:

1985 Hyundai Pony
1987 Hyundai Excel
1994 Dodge Shadow
2000 Toyota Corolla
2008 Honda Civic

For driving satisfaction — reverse the order.