You know your car is slow off the line when a Volkswagen Westfalia van accelerates from the lights faster! Driving a 220D means you get used to be passed … a lot. First gear is very steep so you generally shift into second even before leaving the intersection. I’ve been passed by cargo vans, dump trucks and old men driving Buicks but the final indignity happened the other day. A Volkswagen van soundly beat me off the line. At least it wasn’t a classic one from the 1950s or 1960s.
– September 2, 2013