Friday, August 1, 2008

My Car's Father Can Beat Up Your Car's Father.

I'm now on the fourth rental car I've been given since I started this job six weeks ago. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'll have it for the rest of the show. It's a Subaru Legacy, and while it doesn't have all the bells and whistles the Hyundai had, it'll do. It's big enough; it's comfortable, has all the amenities I really care about.

Driving home tonight I discovered another feature its got. I hit a nice open section of Delancey Street headed for the bridge and got the car all the way up to 35 mph. And then that jerk of a cab driver coming the other way decided to turn left in front of me. Brakes? Fine. But that has to be the most laughably un-intimidating horn I've ever heard in my life. I actually saw the cab driver laughing.


Anonymous said...

I'm imagining a horn that plays "shave and a haircut, two bits."

Nathan said...

Nah. Just a really anemic ehhhhhhhh.

Random Michelle K said...

Don't subarus have really high pitched annoying horns anyway?

And you're saying this one is WORSE than normal?

Nathan said...

It's not that it's high pitched. It's thin and reedy and not very loud at all. More like what would be on a kid's toy car.

It's really small.

Anonymous said...

I drive a minivan. I have nothing to say on the matter of impressive ride, honk, horsepower, or anything else. The hub got the fun car in the family.

Although cabdrivers laughing at you - that's a milestone. ;)

mattw said...

Sounds like the horn on my car, a Saturn Ion. I was pretty non-plussed the first time I had to use it. I was somewhat surprised that Saturn's SUV has the same wusstacular horn.