My Xb is perfect for all the many little errands I run around town, and is fun on two-lane back-roads, but it’s a miserable freeway car for longer trips. It’s harsh-riding, and the noise really gets to me, especially on rough older pavement. Driving back from the Portland airport the other night after returning from Mexico, I put in the earplugs I used on the airplane, and had a very powerful desire to be behind the soothing wheel of my former W124 300E mistress, whose story I will tell soon. So what would you like to find in the driveway, adorned with a red ribbon?
– December 20, 2012