quiet and absorbent ride on average level roadways
April 11, 2019
the seats, whether leather or cloth, lacked lumbar support and needed supplemental lumbar support pillow for the driver, my back got very sore after just a few minutes otherwise. the engine was barely audible, road and wind noise well-suppressed. road bumps were effectively neutralized, the car floated like a cloud over raised railroad track [crossings], but the handling got scarily unstable on wavy/curvy roadways though, i had to drive extra-slowly [well below the speed limit] in order to remain safe on all such non-straight roads. it drove about like an early 90's era cadillac sedan de ville with worn shocks. the ride got bouncy on scalloped pavement and frost-heaved pavement, especially when going downhill. acceleration was better than i expected, i never wanted for more power, and the engine remained quiet and smoothly refined when revved. the concert II sound system was strictly average. there was slightly better than average room inside especially in the front with its flat floor [no tranny hump/center console]. tall driver's legroom was average. the headroom was a bit tight, however, for this 6'3" person, especially in the rear. the monochromatic interior color scheme was somewhat monotonous, with only a dash of wood trim on the power window switches [limited only] to break up the visual plainness.