It wasn’t Swift, but it was quick enough

It wasn’t Swift, but it was quick enough

In my last post I mentioned my imminent trip to Napier in the Swift. Well, having survived a rockfall (quite a large one ten metres from where we were sitting near Cape Kidnappers), an angry stingray less than two metres away and Corn Evil’s haunted maize maze I can now report back that the Swift was extremely tame in comparison. An Ariel Atom would have seemed tame, too.

It performed admirably in the stop-start traffic of getting out of Auckland, and reasonably well on the long open stretches of road, except where overtaking was required, or the ability to accelerate up hills.

Ultimately it was better that I take the Swift than the Subaru Tribeca I just collected – for my wallet, anyway. The Subie would be using at least 60% more fuel than the relatively thrifty Swift, and taking a seven-seater for two seems insane. Just as insane as running around a field of maize in the darkness with monsters and zombies around every corner.

In my last post I mentioned my imminent trip to Napier in the Swift. Well, having survived a rockfall (quite a large one ten metres from where we were sitting near Cape Kidnappers), an angry stingray less than two metres away and Corn Evil’s haunted maize maze I can now report back that the Swift was extremely tame in comparison. An Ariel Atom would have seemed tame, too.

It performed admirably in the stop-start traffic of getting out of Auckland, and reasonably well on the long open stretches of road, except where overtaking was required, or the ability to accelerate up hills.

Ultimately it was better that I take the Swift than the Subaru Tribeca I just collected – for my wallet, anyway. The Subie would be using at least 60% more fuel than the relatively thrifty Swift, and taking a seven-seater for two seems insane. Just as insane as running around a field of maize in the darkness with monsters and zombies around every corner.

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