|The color is "Rebel Fur Gloss" (nee Hot Lava)|
Oh, and yes, this means I am becoming a Scion-tologist (patent pending). It is the 2012 Scion xB Release 9.0. In one of those coincidences that really is just the recurring motif in my life of me eating my words, Clark and I looked at this very model at the Portland Auto Show Thursday night. He was very enthusiastic about its high visibility and I said it screamed "midlife crisis" a bit too loudly. Now, in fairness to myself, that was before I found out that the hood emblem glows like a Bat Signal. I think we can all agree that glowing auto accessories are dignified. That's why your country club parking lot looks like a rave.
The Scion is designed for customization (Toyota created the brand because The Fast and the Furious crowd was passing them over in favor of Honda, Nissan and Dodge... Dodge, couldn't you just die?), and my first act of customization will be addressing this below the front bumper.
|1st runner up at the new car pageant|
Notes: test drives around 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon on the city streets of Portland around SE 122nd and Stark are boring. It's very flat and you're stuck in slow-moving surface street traffic for miles in every direction. Okay, mile, whatever. I drove to Mt. Tabor just to get some twisty hill action, which was good. Neither car dude (Andre with the Mazda, Pierre with the Scion, and as I type this I'm sure those are total aliases, probably to avoid retaliation from angry former customers I imagine) had ever taken a test drive out there, or so they claim (perhaps praising me for the idea was just some sales trick, although it was a great idea and I am very handsome to have thought of it). The Mazda was more fun to drive, but the Scion was more comfortable for me to drive (a boxy car for a boxy guy). And the Scion has a Camry engine. And the Scion's first scheduled tune-up isn't until 120,000 miles. Which should be well after Nibiru destroys Earth (advantage: Scion).
zombies and Billy Ocean. So I was amused to find this pamphlet among the dealership's sea of collateral material.
I probably should read that. In case the zombies rise before Nibiru hits.