Chysler Sebring by Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson declara que o pior carro do mundo é o Chysler Sebring descapotavel. Talvez por isso estejam nos sarilhos actuais. Seguindo o link teram as declarações de Clarkson. Desculpem não traduzir mas duvido que consegui-se transmitir a pujança de Clarkson.

Many people imagine when they rent a convertible in America that they’ll be thumping down Highway 1 under a blazing sky in a throbbing Corvette or an evocative Mustang. Yum yum, they think. Freedom. Sunshine. A V8 bass line. Engineer boots, leather jackets and tight blue jeans. The American dream.Sadly, however, most tourists end up with a Chrysler Sebring convertible, which is almost certainly the worst car in the entire world.My journey in this automotive horror story began in Wendover. Famous for being a base used by the Enola Gay back in 1945, it lies on the border between Utah and Nevada. So half the town is full of man mountains emptying what’s left of their savings into MGM’s shiny and very noisy slots. And the other half is full of Donny Osmond. As you can imagine, I was in a hurry to leave and so I piled, along with my Top Gear colleagues, into the rented Sebring and set off for Denver.
“Automotive horror story.” “It had been 120 miles of abject misery.” “That doesn’t cover it. It looks terrible. Hysterically awful. Anyone thinking of drawing up a list of the ugliest cars ever made will be forced to put this one at the top. I have seen more attractive boils.” I can’t fundamentally disagree with any of that. And rather than just hating the poor dumb Chrysler, Jezza explains that it is, like all other American cars, so awful because Americans have no sense of history. When we think a bar that’s been open since 1956 is old, we cannot envision next week. Therefore why build anything that’s going to last? And why think a war through? “And this brings me on to the war in Iraq. They went in there, knowing that pretty quickly they could depose Saddam Hussein. But nobody in power stopped for a moment to think about what might happen next… The insurgency problem in Baghdad and the wonky gearlever on the Chrysler Sebring. They are both caused by exactly the same thing.” Hmmm. An interesting theory, save for that fact that A) the British car industry is actually dead because they managed to build worse, shorter-lasting cars than America B) Britain dropped trou and dove just as naked into Baghdad as we did. Well OK — Basra

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