Paradigm shift: pity me…

Paradigm shift: pity me…

This is going to be like going from Roseanne Barr to Kate Moss. From Greek yoghurt to trim milk. From an F18 to a Cessna. I’m giving up the HSV GTS for (wait for it), a Nissan Micra. In my own warped way I figured this would be funny on several levels, particularly if Nissan are kind enough to give me a candy pink one. Not only do I drop 4.6 of the six thunderous litres of the GTS, but I drop over 235kW, trade rear-wheel-drive for front-wheel-drive, and a boot the size of a container ship for a boot the size of a hat box (relatively speaking).

As a goodbye to the GTS I turned traction control off on the way home from the office. You’d have to be an idiot to turn it off on the GTS in the pouring rain, but my mock suicidal feelings of loss and remorse drove me to flirt with death. Several minor twitchy moments (and two huge slidey ones) later, and I arrived home. I love this car…well, except for the fuel consumption.

So, maybe I should look on the bright side. The Micra’s claimed usage is under 7L/100km, whereas I managed 17L/100km in the GTS. And, I’m now a red-blooded male who can fit both cars in the garage. The GTS is currently parked on the drive in the pouring rain, and in the morning I’ll need to do the car shuffle again with Jen before she toddles lethargically off to work in her own Nissan. Wow, we’ll have a pair of Nissans! I hope they don’t breed while we’re not looking.

This is going to be like going from Roseanne Barr to Kate Moss. From Greek yoghurt to trim milk. From an F18 to a Cessna. I’m giving up the HSV GTS for (wait for it), a Nissan Micra. In my own warped way I figured this would be funny on several levels, particularly if Nissan are kind enough to give me a candy pink one. Not only do I drop 4.6 of the six thunderous litres of the GTS, but I drop over 235kW, trade rear-wheel-drive for front-wheel-drive, and a boot the size of a container ship for a boot the size of a hat box (relatively speaking).

As a goodbye to the GTS I turned traction control off on the way home from the office. You’d have to be an idiot to turn it off on the GTS in the pouring rain, but my mock suicidal feelings of loss and remorse drove me to flirt with death. Several minor twitchy moments (and two huge slidey ones) later, and I arrived home. I love this car…well, except for the fuel consumption.

So, maybe I should look on the bright side. The Micra’s claimed usage is under 7L/100km, whereas I managed 17L/100km in the GTS. And, I’m now a red-blooded male who can fit both cars in the garage. The GTS is currently parked on the drive in the pouring rain, and in the morning I’ll need to do the car shuffle again with Jen before she toddles lethargically off to work in her own Nissan. Wow, we’ll have a pair of Nissans! I hope they don’t breed while we’re not looking.

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