Traded the blue collar ute for a white collar sedan

Traded the blue collar ute for a white collar sedan

I took the Ford XR8 ute back today and picked up a Fairmont MkII today. The ute had had a hard life as a press car. It had 8000 on the clock, but was scratched on the front, and the tray had obviously been used to move some large things about. The ute was fine, but has the major flaw that you can’t hide anything in it because it didn’t have the lockable cover. Also, you have to have a mighty hairy chest to drive it fast without traction control in the wet. The suspension is designed for a full load in the back so when it’s empty, once that tail starts swinging out it needs enormous and swift armfuls of opposite lock to avoid facing in the other direction. A guy I know used to carry around a block of granite in his to tame the rear. The Fairmont is a bit more refined. There’s no huge bonnet lump, it’s grey as opposed to sparkly emerald green, and it doesn’t offend anyone. It won’t carry a block of granite, though.

I took the Ford XR8 ute back today and picked up a Fairmont MkII today. The ute had had a hard life as a press car. It had 8000 on the clock, but was scratched on the front, and the tray had obviously been used to move some large things about. The ute was fine, but has the major flaw that you can’t hide anything in it because it didn’t have the lockable cover. Also, you have to have a mighty hairy chest to drive it fast without traction control in the wet. The suspension is designed for a full load in the back so when it’s empty, once that tail starts swinging out it needs enormous and swift armfuls of opposite lock to avoid facing in the other direction. A guy I know used to carry around a block of granite in his to tame the rear. The Fairmont is a bit more refined. There’s no huge bonnet lump, it’s grey as opposed to sparkly emerald green, and it doesn’t offend anyone. It won’t carry a block of granite, though.

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