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A Driver'schoice Essay

1010 words - 5 pages

In 1908, the best car you could get was Ford’s revolutionary invention, the Model T. What made this car so great? Maybe it was the vast color choice to pick from…black, black, or black. No, what made this car a revolution was its price. People could afford it. Cars were no longer just for the rich, but something everyone could have. In perspective, this is an extremely low standard to judge what a good car is. Now we must ask, what is today’s standard for a good car? When evaluating a car, you know you’ve struck gold when it is American made, 4x4, and/or gets more than twenty miles per the wallet-lightening gallon.
“The economy is down.” How much cash would you have if you had a dollar for every time you’ve heard that in the last ten years? American jobs are leaving the country, and at the head of this work migration was the auto industry. The idea is a car can be made for a fraction of the price in Japan and foreign workers don’t cause such a fuss. Sounds like a grand plan, there’s only one problem…why do you suppose our economy is down? Everyone else is taking our work, duh! It would make sense then to start with the biggest problem: cars. Therefore, to be a good car, it has to be stamped with red, white, and blue approval. Take the greatly admired Ford F250. The truck is large, durable, and powerful; in other words a good, solid truck. Could you guess it’s an American made? Then there is always the sleek, speedy corvette. Sitting low to the ground with impeccable maneuverability, the sports car is top rated. It is top rated and it is a craft of genius American quality. Third, you could take a look at the Grand Am. The Grand Am is an endurance race car and is revered by people everywhere. The car seats four and, combined with the fact that it is a V6, is a spectacular car. Can you see where this is going? It’s also…American! Three superb cars, all American made.
The biggest concern of all vehicle purchasers is undoubtedly safety. You want to be safe, you want your kids to be safe, and you don’t want to jeopardize the safety of others who are also trying to keep everyone safe. It’s not like that’s too much to ask for or anything. Sarcasm aside, it really shouldn’t be! A good car conforms to the need to safety above and beyond the basic safety requirements of Vehicle Safety Inspection programs. In that case, cue the Spanish music! La cucaracha! La cucaracha! Bring the Ford Fiesta out! The 2013-2014 Ford Fiesta is a top rated car all across the board and ranks as one of the year’s highest safety choices. Come back from Spain and head to Cali! The Chevy Malibu is widely...

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