TodayApril 15, 2022

Chevy, VW, luxury cars Washington Post carchat

Just Lovely

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

How is everyone today? I hope you’re ready for Spring because it is going to go from 40-50s to mid-70s in a matter of days. Make sure your windshield wipers are still in good shape because you’re still getting rain on the East Coast.

We’re still getting rain on the West Coast as well.

I drove the Chevy SS last week. I remember driving this car when it was being built in Australia by Holden. So much fun to drive. I call it the four-door sedan Corvette. I love the burble when I take my foot off the pedal. The 6.2-liter V-8 EPA estimate is 14 city/22highway/17 combined. Out the door, it was $49,520. I got 17.1mpg while driving around Auburn, CA.

I am giving back the VW Golf R hatchback today. I love hatchbacks. I have only purchased four-door sedans before, but when I buy another car, it will probably be a plug-in hybrid hatchback. The Golf R is a 4-cylinder turbo that EPA says will get 23 city/30 highway/ 25 combined. Out the door, it was $37,575. I got 28.2 mpg driving the VW Golf R.

I was chatting with a couple of girlfriends in Europe the other day, and they asked how I was, and I said just lovely. They pressed the issue, so I told them and, while they were felt for me, they laughed hysterically, so I decided to share with you how lovely I have been.

I was getting ready to leave last Wednesday and noticed the refrigerator had died. Lovely. I had to quickly take everything over to Sheri’s and then wait till we got back Saturday to get another one. Just Lovely.

We’re having to dig a french drain in the back because the property is so saturated with water from all the California rain it won’t roll down the hill and it is coagulating under the house. Lovely.

Our fireplace is leaking. We opened up the front above the brick because it had buckled and the whole thing was dry rotted. Insurance won’t pay for it, so we’re on our own. Lovely.

We updated our website last week and broke it – it has taken all week to get it back up and running. We’ll spend the weekend tweaking it to get it right. Lovely.

Usually, I would tell you to have a lovely day, but maybe not so much right now..:)

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VW Golf R hatchback

VW Golf R hatchback

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.