Коммик (stalinist) wrote,
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О современных американских автомобилях в сравнении с японскими

Buy American. Got Junk?

Очень эмоциональное, экспрессивное изложение. Переводить не буду, дабы стиль и юмор не были lost in translation (а, честнее говоря, лень, да и предмет текста -- на любителя). Приведу лишь несколько фраз:

Of course, the poor taste of the masses – got to love those focus groups – accounts for the comical, aggressive appearance these cars are sporting nowadays.
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DaimlerChrysler is a leader in the field of shoddy exterior design. What junk!
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Now for the bad news. Right after driving the
(old) Chrysler van I had to rent a Dodge Caliber for a couple of days. It was brand new and had 4,000 miles on it. The vehicle shape is aggressively square, with chopped windows, ridiculous lines, and huge, hideous wheels that will make any gangbanger proud. This car was the biggest piece of rubbish I have ever driven.
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In my car it's a very slight click that is almost inaudible. In this thing it was a huge CLUNK. CLUNK, it went, each time the doors locks. CLUNK. I laughed. The first time I heard it, I thought someone had thrown a rock at the car. The mechanism is one cheap piece of crap.
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How in the heck are the car companies selling this JUNK?
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American cars, it seems, are being thrown into production to try and capitalize on the buying spree fueled by cheap credit and instant loans. The Jeep Compass, for instance. What a piece of junk – but it's considered to be an "inexpensive" 4x4 that everyone can afford. And it shows. I drove one and it sucked. And they aren’t exactly inexpensive, either. But wait – the Cadillac Escalade, a favored vehicle for people who like to spend more than they have, is, in my mind, the most obnoxious vehicle ever, unless you count the Escalade EXT.
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In case you haven’t heard, Chrysler just announced that it is going to discontinue four of its models. The Dodge Magnum, perhaps the most absurd of all Chrysler cars, just came out for the 2005 model year, and that is already being tossed into the dustbin of mediocrity. The Chrysler Pacifica, introduced in 2004, is also biting the dust. Do us all a favor and add the cheesy Chrysler 300 to that list.


Самое интересное, что этот обзор написан хрупкой очаровательной женщиной, которая, однако, лет с 12 обожает гонять на мотоциклах.

Справедливости ради, должен заметить, что я не могу подтвердить ее наблюдения: я не знаток и не ценитель автомобилей, не могу судить о качестве интерьера или руления и подвески. Кто бы мне объяснил, к примеру, в чем разница между truck-like steering и car-like steering, а также что такое precise steering?
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