CherokeeS

Just drove this (the one you don't want) to review for my paper and off all the neat things they have on cars these days (I DD an 83 RX-7), two things stuck out: first, that nine speed is just weird. Unless you really put your foot in it, the revs don't climb above 2000 rpm; two, if you open the door while in reverse it automatically puts the e-brake on. Now the second may not seem like a big deal, but it annoyed the hell out of me. If I want to hang out the door to ascertain how close I can get to something that's on me. Thought I was stuck in the snowy parking lot the first time it happened. First I thought I had hit something, as the vehicle came to a very abrupt stop, and then I thought I was stuck on flat ground as the front wheels (it was front-wheel drive) couldn't get enough purchase to drag the back wheels. Otherwise, it felt like a minivan. A fairly nice mini van, with a nice-lloking/feeling interior and polarizing exterior and a hell of a gearbox, but a mini van. It inspires few words.