Sunday, April 01, 2007

New graffiti, new car...

It has been a while since I last posted some graffiti photos, but not for lack of interest. I still travel through my favorite back streets in Bayshore a few mornings a week, but nothing has jumped out at me. Nevertheless, industrial neighborhoods are ever-changing, and I found some new shots this weekend that caught my eye.


But I suppose the big news of the weekend is the unexpected demise of my beloved Audi A4...a car I have enjoyed driving for the past nine years. It seems that the hills of SF are quite a wear on an aging manual transmission, and this week my A4 cried out "Uncle!". So, rather than pay exorbitant cash to temporarily band-aid my aging car, I test drove a few replacement candidates and took the plunge. This time around, I decided that look for a city-sized car...but still keep a sense of style. I instantly fell in love with the zippy Audi A3.

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

Please tell me it's an automatic, or were you still insistant that you will only drive a manual. I still remember the "emergency" procedure we had to do the last time I was out there and we got stuck on one of the hellacious hills. :)

BullBunky said...

Oh my goodness. Yes, that hill was the worst EVER! You'll be pleased to know that I did by an automatic. I'm still have a fondness for the charm of a stick shift, but perhaps that's like insisting on using a 35mm film camera :)

CAPT_Sawyer said...

I'm still driving a stick in NYC...

Now that you've purchased it I'll have to check out Consumer Reports review of the car and tell you if you made a bad decision or not...

;-)

Kim said...

I can't believe you bought a car without me. :-( It looks beautiful and I am glad I can drive this one without causing you to have a heart attack!

Matthias Treml said...

John, am I now the last one standing (owning a manual transmission?)

Well since the Civic has 140K on it and I've been spoiled with Lisa's TL when she travels, my next one may be automatic too... sigh *