Archive for August, 2012

An Irish Reformation

Friday, August 31st, 2012

In my most recent trip abroad, I had the opportunity to tour Ireland and Scotland, a trip that shall live long in the memory, but which was marred driving, and in a car that was far too poorly made for the rough roads of the island of St. Patrick. Throughout Ireland, I drove the Peugeot 5008, and experience I would sooner forget, and one that I described here:

So poor was my experience with the roads of Ireland that I have created a Top 10 list for road improvements for the country. It is list of priorities for the government, if you will.

1)   Better signage – Need to know which road I’m on and how far away the next town is and wherever else the road will take me. Markers to denote each kilometer or mile would also be of great use. (more…)

NOT reviewed: Porsche 911

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Porsche 991

Porsche 991

I had hoped to be delivering a much overdue review of the new 2013 Porsche. Unfortunately, when I went into Porsche of North Scottsdale, the salesperson was far more interested in making a sale and dealing with other customers than he was handing me the keys for a test drive. Nice of him to make me feel like a teenager.


How I ended up at the chiropractor: The Peugeot 5008

Sunday, August 26th, 2012
The Peugeot 5008 in Ireland

Ah, Ireland!

The French do many things well. Most of them go without saying, and include wine, food, and fashion, but also lesser-known things such as architectural engineering and aerospace. On the opposite end, there are a number of things that the French do poorly, including war, sanitation, and worst of all, automobiles. Of all the countries I have visited in my 31+ years of life, it does seem to me that the one country most hostile toward the automobile is France.