Some of you folks that follow AutoNorth (and thanks for doing so) might also read a little blog down in the lower 48 called Jalopnik. One of their regular contributors, Diddles McGee, seems to have gotten on Scott Monty's bad side and will be burdened with a German-built Ford Fiesta.
The Germans, up to their eyeballs in Warsteiner and sauerkraut, figured they would take some delight in cobbling together a hundred Ford Fiestas. The quality of the cars was too sub par to sell them in the Old World, so they figured they would dump them in the States and see what would happen. Voila! Fiesta Movement!
Congrats, Andrew! You finally have a car that no American will ever ask you the keys for, so long as gas stays at $2/gallon.
Now, we are not ones to balk at getting a free car. I am happy for Andrew. I really am. Mostly because I am Canadian, and I don't mind when the competition gets a little head start. We have always given the United States a false sense of security (so they feel superior and don't sulk too much). They hid behind us during the Cold War, came to us when they needed help in Afghanistan, and we even followed their decisions on the auto industry just to make them feel like they are making the right decisions. We care about our neighbours, even if we don't always like them.
But, in Canada, we are one-upping the Fiesta Movement. Actually, we are blowing it away. As we mentioned a few times before, AutoNorth has put their name in the hat for a chance to receive a Nissan Cube with the hypercube contest, where 50 creative and talented Canadians get the chance to go home with a brand new car. And guess what, Mini Ray? We'll get to keep it!
You see, Mr. Diddles only gets his car for 6 months (because it will probably only last that long on Detroit roads without being lost in one of their massive potholes). Nissan, as part of the hypercube campaign, is giving away 50 Cubes..to keep...forever. That means when Andrew has to return his car and look for another German built Ford with lots of 'sales potential', we at AutoNorth will be able to cruise around, payment free, in our wonderful little Cube.
So, I am calling out Andrew and the rest of Ray's Detroit car blog cartel. If...no, no, no...WHEN we receive our Cube, you better be ready for a little invasion. We have invaded before (remember 1812?) and we can do it again. Ever since then we have been gaining your trust, hugging you to keep you warm (kind of like a white fuzzy toque), and telling you that everything you have done has been perfect for almost 200 years. But, those times are over. Bring your best, Andrew, because we are going to burn down the house...or at least bring you shame while you drive your lime green econobox.