Join Date: May 2001
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Drove a VX GenIII today
Ok this probably doesn't sound very exciting to most of you but I usually cruise around in a stock I6 EB so this was a treat for me. I only drove around the block so it is hard to give a full review of it but it was OK. The biggest letdown is the auto trans, it simply doesn't know which gear it should be in. It seems to handle and stop OK. I didn't really push it to it's limits as it is the Director's car and I didn't want to bend it (especially since it has just come back from panelshop after he sideswiped a parked car...). The power is nice, addictive even. Going around a corner it is all too easy to light 'em up, couldn't manage it from standing start though, maybe with some practice this could change. The other dowside to the car is the rattle coming from the 4788km old motor, it just sounded like tappets and it seemed to quieten down after I let it idle for a a moment or two. You can't hardly hear the motor or exhaust until you start getting up in the revs but when it nears redline it is a sweet song. All in all not a bad car.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.