Monday, January 28, 2013
UD Student "Auto Biography:" Scott Adinolfi's 1984 Renault Alliance!
It was August of 2008 when the Renault was replaced. A gold colored 2005 Honda Accord was the next car that became mine. My dad had purchased a new car, thus handing his down to me. The driving experience I have had behind the wheel of this car has totaled up to 30,000+ miles and many different states along the way. My first long distance trip came when I drove to North Carolina from Chicago for my summer internship. Winding through the mountains in West Virginia was an entirely new experience for me and allowed me to develop a more personal relationship with my vehicle. The 240 HP V6 engine made climbing steep grades a breeze, while the car hugged the road while traveling down a hills and navigating a curves. Most recently a trip from Chicago to Kansas City completed. This trip allowed the Accord to prove its fuel efficiency, averaging 28 MPG throughout the trip. This vehicle at 107,000 miles has required minimal service during its lifetime. To me, this solidifies Honda as a brand I will highly consider when looking for my next car.
During each summer in high school I worked a landscaping job at a middle school. This opportunity allowed me to fall in love with one particular car. It was a Ford F-250 Super Duty work truck. The first time I sat behind the wheel of this massive beast a smile came across my face. The power available via the large V8 engine made hauling a load or a trailer a breeze. This vehicle inspired my interest in country music, a genre that remains as my favorite today.