WRX Finger in a Socket, Load and Cock It, Colorado Pocket Rocket
We all know the best engineering ideas are scrawled on the back of an envelope. This is what you get if you take that envelope and stuff a turbo enhanced engine into it. There is a reason 95% * of all the cars on the road in Colorado are Subarus. These things handle snow extremely well with the All-Wheel Drive. This sweet WRX is light, powerful and turbo-charged so it handles twisty mountain roads with aplomb. So here you have a 2011 Subaru WRX sedan. The back seat splits and folds down so you can put skis and boards in the trunk. The sunroof opens up to let in all that Colorado sunshine. It's even bright red so you don't lose it in the snow. You must be proficient with a clutch to get all the fun out of this 5-speed stick. Both feet, both hands, both eyes and both ears all get to play. Push the tach past 3,500 RPM and this turbo kicks in. There will be rapid shrinkage of the space between you and everything in front of you.About the only thing faster is a cop radio so over-enjoy at your own risk. Under 3,500 RPM it's docile as a kitten. Not at all harsh. Heated seats. Blue tooth for your phone. You will enjoy this car.
Also ! can meet at DIA for an extra $25 each end and a ride home if !'m available. If !'m not available, Uber and Lyft both operate in Denver. Lyft will give you $50 Free Ride Credit if you are new to Lyft and enter this code https://www.lyft.com/ier/doug1833 . The trip is about 30 minutes and about 28 miles.
If you are flying in or out of DIA on April 22nd or 23rd the new light rail line will be having their grand opening. On the 22nd free rides on the A line from Noon-9 pm. On the 23rd ALL light rail lines will be free from 5 am to 10 pm. http://www.rtd-denver.com/a-line.shtml#event-details These days and in the future you can travel by light rail to 4 blocks from my house (Alameda Station) from the airport. Check the Trip Planner http://www.rtd-denver.com/GoogleTripPlanner.shtml for DIA to/from Alameda Station for details.
! really wanted to mark this as a hybrid. It's actually more of a Chimera. A wicked cross between an SUV and an Indy car.
(*) perhaps a slight exaggeration, but sometimes it sure seems that way.
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