2012 Chevrolet Sonic Long Term Road Test

2012 Chevy Sonic: Oh Yeah Magrath? Check Mate

April 23, 2012

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Mike Magrath is off on some picturesque Mediterranean island this week to drive something fast and fancy. As such, I have no compunction about taking this moment to refute one of his past claims. And to call him a jerk.

But first, Mr. Magrath says that the Sonic's center stack looks like an elephant. On this point he is correct, it does. I half expect it to blow a peanut at me.

However, Mike Magrath also says that the two "ear bins" on either side of the radio controls are "useless." I beg to differ, as the above photo can attest. Have a walkie-talkie and an open bag of Chex Mix? Well, the Sonic makes it that much easier to yell at Takahashi over the radio while safely keeping one's salty cereal safely unspilt.

So there, check mate. Jerk.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 7,487 miles

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