Thursday, August 25, 2005


There is a stretch of semi-rural/suburban road I traverse most days on the way to and from the office that includes a series of four tight corners, one after the other. You can see all the way through the whole series of corners, which means you know if it's safe to push it hard. Two of the corners are banked a bit and all of them are either up or downhill a couple of degrees.

In other words, it's a good spot to get a feel for the handling capabilities of a vehicle. The Mazda6 Wagon whistles through the series, the very low-profile tires chirping just right, and zinging out to the exit point of the last curve. It's almost enough to make you forget this is a front-driver! Lots of Zoom-Zoom in this one.