The bright side of my long commute from Surprise was this Explorer mule out flood testing in Phoenix.
[Ed: based on the side creases, it might be a Lincoln, rather than a Ford, based on what’s been shown on Autoblog. However, their Lincoln story said a current Lincoln front end grafter onto an Explorer. This one had a current Flex front end grafted on. It does appear that the raised rear (i.e., 3rd row or extended?) correlates to the indented crease as shown here. YMMV ]
So I was at my brother’s wedding. He cleans up pretty nice. Or it was my kid’s wedding. It seems like it switched. The part where my broke ass dad hired a Lamborghini prototype in a camouflage wrap and cladding was cool, as it drifted past the reception.
And I guess I should, but I just don’t. I joined the cult of Jeep in 2002. I bought a “pre-lifted” ’02 Jeep Liberty. Jeep quickly realized that all that extra clearance and height made them more tippy, so they cut the springs in half made a mid year adjustment to reduce the ride height. The extra height I had (vs. the ex’s 2wd 2003 Liberty) was key. Hers was a grocery getter; I had dreams of something beyond crawling down dirt roads, afraid of a scratch. Something more like a Jeep Wrangler. Something like this:
I expect you to drive. I lead a charmed life – survivor car capital of the world, auto festivals every week – girlfriend actually encourages me to go (as opposed to the ex, who would punish me for hobbies that weren’t shared), actually met the world’s greatest spy photographer. So, let’s play name that Aston: