November 29, 2007
OK, this car-of-the-year malarky is the “rubbish” bit. Nevertheless I have to say I agree in spirit with the choice of a diesel Hyundai i30. It seems to be a reasonable choice, particulate emissions concerns aside. Even better would be to re-use what we have, but if you must buy a new car then buy a small, decent one with the minimum enviromental footprint for the job.
One quibble. They went on to say this: Set aside your prejudices then, take your hands from the childrens’ eyes…the i30 CRDi is not only stylish and excellent value, it is a grand drive. Pretend it’s not Korean and you will love it.
I guess they (news.com.au) are saying that they are prejudiced against Korean cars, or that they think the readers are… I don’t quite dig why we have to pretend anything – it’s good, it’s the winner, it’s a done deal. Does where it came from matter? Are they making a political comment about South Korea, or the rapprochement with the north? Why did they write it?
I think they wrote it because of their personal prejudices… of course that makes it more remarkable that they selected a Korean-built car in the first place!