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Toyota Appreciation Day

Jan. 1st, 2009 | 06:36 pm

The rental Kia is really part of a plot by Toyota to make us love our injured Camry more. 

You win -- we give! We want the Camry to come back home!

We drove the 2008 (9?) Kia Spectra through the city streets and on 880 to friends in the East Bay. We felt each San Francisco pothole, every Bot's dot, and all the  highway imperfections along the route. The acceleration was jerky, too.  The overall motion was worse than in our 15-year old Honda that we sold last spring.

I understand that we have to take the keys out of our pocket and use them in the ignition, however retro that may be.  But, I didn't expect Mr. Toad's wild ride.

Alioto's garage says that after $6,100 and two weeks, our Camry can come home from body shop camp.  We can hardly wait!

In other news -- other than an abnormally stiff neck and tight back, the human involved in Monday's crash is doing fine. 

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