Wednesday, April 13, 2005

We've lost our edge

It used to be, cars had cool names like Dart, Fury, Cougar, Firebird, Hornet, Mustang, Barracuda, and Demon. Used to be, emissions didn't matter. No one cared. Gas was leaded, cars has high compression, and the rumblings would rattle your heart and lungs when they drove by. Now, we do emissions testing. Here in our town one in nine cars fails because of something stupid like a faulty gas cap or bad gasoline. Now, we have cars with stupid names like Elantra, Altima, Acura, Lumina, Sentra, Corolla, Maxima, and Tercel. This is all further proof that America has lost it's edge.


There are worse things, like our dependence on foreign oil and the fact that leaded gasoline is bad for the environment. If emissions testing makes our air cleaner, I don't see how it can possibly be a bad thing. Especially considering it takes 7 minutes and 10 bucks. That's worth it to me for cleaner air.
posted by Blogger anya at 1:51 PM  
The air hasn't been that bad since the invention of catalytic converters and unleaded gas. This is just a tax by the city.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 2:26 PM  
I love my Sentra. Dagnabit.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 10:38 AM  

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