When a good car goes bad.

What’s the deal with imports and modified exhaust systems. Take a car with a four cylinder engine. Now take off the muffler, and WAA LAA! – it still sounds like a four cylinder engine. Suddenly it’s cool for your car to sound like a party favor? My first car sounded like that – but only because it needed costly repairs. The last couple of mornings I have had the pleasure of following such a specimen to work. It’s a little Japanese import, not unlike my own – assuming you ignore the headlights, the tail lights, the brake lights, the license plate frame, the window tinting, the bumpers, the fenders, the soft purple glow, and the mock car phone antenna (didn’t people stop using the real thing about fifteen years ago?). Oh well, who am I to talk? If it makes them happy, what the hell. If they’ve entertained even one person (including myself), it was all worth while.