Truckin’ along

First off, my apologies oh faithful reader. I know I’ve been absent for quite a while. Life has taken off for me and this week was the beginning of a (hopefully) long career as a full-time auto journalist.

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so at home in an office space before. The general office chatter is all auto-related, my cubicle was decked out in a welcoming Subaru STI poster and car paraphernalia surrounds me all around the office space. Fantastic. I don’t feel like I’m slacking off by browsing multiple car-related blogs and news sites — or like I’m wasting my employer’s time and money because I’m supposed to be doing that.

How amazing is that?

I began my week behind the wheel of a Chrysler 200C and promptly made the change to an Infiniti IPL G Coupe. I’m glad I made the switch, and you’ll have to check my online review on Auto123.com for more details in the coming weeks. However, I do promise to give you, oh faithful reader, a bit of sneak peek beforehand. I’m waiting for the incessant rain to stop so I can snap some shots of the beastly looking 2-door.

While I’m only two days into my new endeavors, I already feel confident that I truly did make the right decision, and I had to share the news with you, oh faithful reader.

I also wanted to share with you my experience behind the wheel of the 2011 Ram 1500 Laramie. It’s been a while since I was in such a large vehicle (I believe the Ford SVT may have been the last and I absolutely loved that truck, as you know).

When I first spotted the green monster in the Dodge parking lot I admit, I was hesitant about how I’d like it.

I’m not going to lie; I’m a Ford fan. The F-150 sets the bar in my opinion and every other company is scrambling to reach their level. And yet, I was impressed. Dodge did a fantastic job with the interior design and it’s a truck that drives like a car.

Does that defeat the purpose of a truck? I’m not so sure and it’s something I’ve been thinking about. If you own a truck, do you want it to feel like a sedan? Or do you want it to be big and laborious? I’m not sure because I’ve never owned, nor have I ever wanted to own a pick-up.

While I ponder this point (and you hopefully do too), here’s a vehicle I was definitely impressed with:

Drive on,
– M.

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~ by drivingmsmiranda on May 3, 2011.

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