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September 17, 2003

Pinwheels and Orange Peels

News. Cars. Life. Whatever.

The author, a self-described "lowly Captain" in the USAF, has been "re-blued". The latest news is a report from the IAA-Frankfurt Auto Show. And this just in: I want a Mini Cooper.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 17, 2003 11:37 AM


My humble thanks for the link. Although I'm only teaching a two-week class in Germany, the AF is in the process of picking a new assignment for me. Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in the "Movin' on" post. I'm still new at this.

The Mini Cooper is a sweet little car and would be a great choice, IMHO, for the Flea.

Posted by: Ian at September 17, 2003 02:48 PM

Nick, I would have figured you'd go for a nice performance-engineered metro car like the Audi A4 or A6. But at least the Mini Cooper is a step above the Honda Element.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at September 17, 2003 03:35 PM

Here is my conundrum. Let us assume I was in the market for a car and let us assume money was not a big obstacle. I have loved the BMW brand for years and especially my old cherry red 1980 R65. Recent political events have rendered me less than enthusiastic to support the German auto industry though, when it comes to motorcycles, this is not a huge problem as I aim to make my next bike a chrome Ducati Monster 900 just as soon as my get-rich-quick in archaeology schemes pay off. For cars it is a different story. I like the look of this bad boy.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at September 17, 2003 04:16 PM

Ahhh, I was beginning to wonder whether I was the only one that liked the CTS.

I can't help but admire any Cadillac with a 6-speed manual transmission...

Posted by: Paul Jané at September 17, 2003 09:34 PM

Oh, and I agree with Chris: the Honda Element is possibly the ugliest vehicle on the face of the Earth.

Posted by: Paul Jané at September 17, 2003 09:35 PM

I like the CTS-V even better. Rumoured 400HP V-8, which is only proper for a caddy.

Posted by: Ian at September 18, 2003 02:04 AM

Oh, now that sounds like my kind of car. :-)

Posted by: Paul Jané at September 18, 2003 09:19 AM