My Ride For The Next Two Weeks

I’m in southern Germany for two weeks to see car museums and to visit the amazing Nürburgring race track. I’m camping and driving with a bunch of Europeans who are members of a car forum I run.

My rental is this Mercedes-Benz E250 diesel. I got it up to 200 kph (124 MPH) on the Autobahn yesterday before having to back off due to the 210 kph limited snow tires that are stupidly on it.


My Rental Car For The Week: A Ford Fusion

I’m in Georgia for the week to attend the WordPress Community Summit and I have a rental car for the week in order to get around. It’s one of the newer Ford Fusions:

Ford Fusion

From a design standpoint, I like it, especially the interior. However the seats are rather hard and the automatic transmission is rather slow to shift. That said I keep trying to hit the clutch pedal and I’m not used to an automatic transmission so for all I know this is how all automatic transmissions are like.