2012 Volvo S60 T5: This is Why I Like Automatics
February 15, 2012
It's 6:12 and one of my coworkers (who lives in my neighborhood and isn't James Riswick) calls to ask if I'm near the office. "I am," I say, "just about a mile from it on an errand and then right home. Probably 10 min until I hit the office and then home." They ask if I can stop to pick something up they'd left in the office. "Sure! NP. Home by 7." It was rush hour, sure, but it's only about 9 miles, that seemed reasonable.
At 6:32 I called them back. "I'm going to have to revise my time estimate. I've gone about 900 feet since we last talked."
Things only got worse from there...
Before I moved to LA I never thought that I'd advocate for more automatics. But five years of dealing with sub 5mph commutes and a knee surgery have me praising the new generation of fast, fully-controllable automatics.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 13,316 miles