I’m just 88 mph short of being able to take a trip back to 1985 — or 2015, depending on which of the Back to the Future trilogy you prefer. The Legend today was named a “time machine” by automotive enthusiast and journalist Michael Hagerty, owner & operator of TireKicker.
Since 2008, Michael has road tested an average of 100 new vehicles per year and provided the everyday driver with a concise and un-biased look at the cars and trucks hitting the showrooms today.
Michael and I met in mid-2009 when he at the time was working for a local Phoenix-area news station and doing a short story on people who’ve kept their cars beyond 200,000 miles. At the time, my coupe had a mere 378,000 on the odometer. It was a pretty unreal experience turning on the morning news before work and seeing my car on the big screen.
June 2009 – Scottsdale, Arizona
Michael and I have kept in occasional contact via email since then, and today, he posted about the “time machine” Legend on his blog.
Have a look at some of his reviews and you’re bound to be pulled in like I was. How jealous I am of his chance to savor so many different vehicles. Take a look at TireKicker’s “Top 10” vehicles on the right hand margin of his blog and other “Top” cars in other categories. It makes me feel a bit boring to have stared at the same 1994 dashboard for the last 9 years and 397,000 miles. Thanks, Michael, for the shout-out!
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