On a typical cold, gray PNW day, these two cheerfully-painted cars certainly stood out. We need more yellow and orange cars; Stephanie has tried for years to get me to paint her forest-green Forester a cheerful shade like one of these. Vinyl wrap, perhaps? Well, I’d certainly feel cheerful taking the GTI out for a spin, but then the Focus was one of my favorite cars of its era too. Ed’s first new car was a bright red ZX3 stick, and was that ever fun to toss around our curvy back roads. I’m feeling more cheerful just thinking about it.
– January 16, 2013