Daily Podcast: Roadtrippin'

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
daily podcast roadtrippin

I went from New York to Pittsburgh, PA for a wedding last weekend. Rather than ride in my cramped car with two college buddies of much greater stature (and girth), we departed for the Iron City in a 160,000 mile Honda CR-V. I was just shocked at how pleasant it was for a road trip (albeit a very short 6 hour one). The amount of interior space – especially that afforded by the high roof, was fantastic. While the back seat probably wouldn’t have seated 2 all that well, it was fine for two people to stretch out their legs, and the same went for the cavernous front passenger seat. While it was a little short on amenities (no front passenger armrest, for example), it was a comfortable and mostly quiet highway cruiser. With only 44 horsepower underhood, we even managed MPGs into the mid 20s. What’s not to like? It drives like crap. But hey, I was just riding. In related news, Jonny and I discuss Ferraris.

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  • Diewaldo Diewaldo on Sep 05, 2008

    With 44 horsepowers you wound't be able to go beyond second gear with this ugly Land Rover Freelander copy. The original 2.0 liter engine had 126 hp.

  • JJ JJ on Sep 05, 2008

    Talbot might have been a higher-end brand once way back when, but it ended pretty shabby selling cars made by (if I'm not completely mistaken on this one) British Leyland in the 80s. Talbot Sunbeam I think it then too was like a budget Peugeot...

  • Tommy Yoo Tommy Yoo on Sep 05, 2008

    I'm looking to make the trip from NYC to Pittsburgh soon. Six hours, whoo-hoo!

  • Tony-e30 Tony-e30 on Sep 05, 2008

    I'm embarking upon a cross country journey of epic proportions next week. My wife and I are attempting a Seattle-Atlanta-Seattle barnstorming tour in a 2004 Mazda3 hatchback.