06 November 2012 – Robert’s old Hyundai was on it’s last legs and probably wasn’t going to survive the winter, so he too was on the prowl for a new ride.
Rather than Jeeps though, he was looking for small compact cars, like the Chevy Sonic, Mazda 2, Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris and the Honda Fit. From the start he was leaning to the Sonic, in part because it’s the name of a comic book character whose major characteristics include speed and an attitude. I’m pretty sure GMC did not have the comic character in mind when they named the car the Sonic.
Anyway, after looking at a variety of cars, we came back to CMP for the Sonic. The young sales guy there clicked with Robert and came up with a heck of a deal on a blue, standard transmission 2012 Sonic.
Here he is picking it up.
Then he had to learn how to drive a standard transmission!