Three corners of the triangle: Maloo vs Accord vs Grand Voyager

Three corners of the triangle: Maloo vs Accord vs Grand Voyager

Those are the three cars in the Car and SUV garage right now, and you couldn’t get three more different beasts.

Take the HSV Maloo – 317kW, two seats, a ute, but a sports ute, capable of setting off every smoke alarm in the street by laying down the hugest burnout you’ve seen in your life.

Then you have the Honda Accord Mugen – a comfortable-but-quick middle-management car with a bodykit and cheap upholstery.

And finally there’s the Chrysler Grand Voyager – 7 seats, 3 DVD screens, 2 DVD players, tri-zone air conditioning and gadgets galore; a real mum’s dream.

You may think that I’d be driving the Maloo because I am a certified petrolhead, but I’ve given that to Todd, editor of NZV8 mag, to compare against the FPV Super Pursuit we had here last week. Mat has the Chrysler because he wanted a car he could pick up chicks in (and I told him this one would let them know he’s exceptionally fertile and able to fill up all 5 passenger seats). I have got the Accord. It harks back to my formative years, growing up with cars with gigantic spoilers and a front splitter that makes getting into some driveways almost impossible. Also, it’s the one most likely to fit into my garage without my flatmate requiring help to get her car in.

It may sound like petrolhead utopia, but wait until next week: Mercedes C63 AMG, HSV GTS and Ford G6. I’ve definitely got dibs on the AMG for that week.

I filled out a survey today that asked me whether I’d changed my driving habits because of fuel prices. I have too much fun in cars to do that.

Those are the three cars in the Car and SUV garage right now, and you couldn’t get three more different beasts.

Take the HSV Maloo – 317kW, two seats, a ute, but a sports ute, capable of setting off every smoke alarm in the street by laying down the hugest burnout you’ve seen in your life.

Then you have the Honda Accord Mugen – a comfortable-but-quick middle-management car with a bodykit and cheap upholstery.

And finally there’s the Chrysler Grand Voyager – 7 seats, 3 DVD screens, 2 DVD players, tri-zone air conditioning and gadgets galore; a real mum’s dream.

You may think that I’d be driving the Maloo because I am a certified petrolhead, but I’ve given that to Todd, editor of NZV8 mag, to compare against the FPV Super Pursuit we had here last week. Mat has the Chrysler because he wanted a car he could pick up chicks in (and I told him this one would let them know he’s exceptionally fertile and able to fill up all 5 passenger seats). I have got the Accord. It harks back to my formative years, growing up with cars with gigantic spoilers and a front splitter that makes getting into some driveways almost impossible. Also, it’s the one most likely to fit into my garage without my flatmate requiring help to get her car in.

It may sound like petrolhead utopia, but wait until next week: Mercedes C63 AMG, HSV GTS and Ford G6. I’ve definitely got dibs on the AMG for that week.

I filled out a survey today that asked me whether I’d changed my driving habits because of fuel prices. I have too much fun in cars to do that.

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