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Title Houston Voice, No. 1172, April 11, 2003
Contributor
  • Weaver, Penny
  • Crain, Chris
Publisher Window Media
Date April 11, 2003
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript T HOUSTON VOICE www.houston voice.com APRIL 11, 2003 17 autOS JOE PHILLIPS How to play the numbers on affordable but cool cars and come out a winner Five under 25 SUCH A MAGICAL NUMBER, 25. A silver anniversary The sum of the first five odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9). And five years to the big three-O. Ah, -the lure of Botox injections. It's also the limit (at $25,000) that many gay guy or gal needs to go cruisin' — in a car, that is. Whatever the criteria — practical, fun, cutting-edge, stylish, versatile — there's no need to spend a penny, or a quarter, more. PRACTICAL Ford Taurus sedan • $19,415-$23,730 Tired of the club scene? Need something sensible to offset your party-animal aura? Then look no further than the stable Taurus. For 18 years, consumers have been bullish on Ford's bread-and-butter sedan. Practical. Roomy. And loaded as in standard features, not the sobriety status of your last circuit party playmate. Thanks to high crash-test scores, it's also safe and secure. If only that were true of some blind dates, as well. But we digress. Side air bags and antilock brakes are optional. Best of all, automaker rebates and dealer incentives mean thousands off the sticker. All the better to jet off on a cruise. A possible downside: Such rebates/ incentives may mean a poor resale price later. All the better to stay home and watch "Will & Grace" reruns instead. STYLISH Mazda 6 sport sedan • $19050-$21,620 If macho is more your style; then jump in the athletic Mazda 6. Available in manual or automatic transmission, the V6 engine easily outruns the base model's pokey 4 cylinder. The ride is firm yet smooth. The handling is taut but compliant. Fit and finish are highjy toned with sleek trim inside and a muscular, head-turning body Damn, it's one of the few cars that force you to the gym so you can look as buff as it does. A tight rear — not a good thing in this Toyota Echo WWxWy^^^ S?**"^^*"* BL ,... \WmW*" ^^■ft/al^* Ford Taurus case — means lots of knee-knocking for backseat passengers. But the 60/40 split folding rear seat expands an already generous trunk. Anti-whiplash front seats are a plus, as are optional side and head-curtain airbags. And as if there weren't enough creature comforts throughout, lighted audio/cruise-control switches are available on the steering wheel. A10 for looks. Ditto for driving pleasure. FUN Toyota Echo compact coupe/sedan • $10,105-$10,695 Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. With Toyota's Echo, it easy to have fun either way Nutty details include the speedometer, which is in the top center of the dash (instead of on the left, in front of the steering wheel). Then there's the funky, egg-shaped body — for high driving position, easy access, and, oops, some sway when cornering. But think of this as another way of groovin' to the music. More traditional features include tons of storage nooks. A spirited four-cylinder — in either manual or automatic — gets an impressive 38 mpg. And inside, it's as quiet as the live audience dozing through Bette Midler's failed sitcom. Perhaps the only sour note: Most features aren't standard, they're options — even the clock. Still, even at $19,500 with all bells*and whistles included, this automotive bit of whimsy is way below our $25,000 limit. CUTTING EDGE Pontiac Vibe sport wagon • $16,435-19,735 * MPG: 26 Lord knows many gays can't see themselves in a station wagon. But a gas-guzzling SUV seems so politically incorrect these days. And last time I checked, minivans were strictly for breeders and FTD deliveries. But back to the point: How to get the usefulness of a wagon/SUV/minivan without sacrificing every hip tip Martha taught us before that nasty stock-manipulation scandal? Just check out Pontiac's all-new sport wagon, which blends the usefulness of a 5- door hatchback with the handling and comfort of a small sedan. Based on the popular Toyota Matrix, the Vibe is boxy-chic, nimble and spacious — no small feat considering it's slightly shorter than the Honda Civic sedan. Backseats fold down for a large, flat floor. Power comes from a so-so 4-cylinder or a peppy V6. Side airbags and ABS are options on some models. And at 26 mpg. this trendy car makes both a fashion and political statement. VERSATILE Subaru forester SUV • $20,545-22,895 Introduced five years ago, Subaru's Forester was fully redesigned for 2003. It's fresher, larger and has an all-new body for better handling. Best of all, the "Martina- mobile" is full of standard features, including power windows, locks and mirrors, cruise control, tilt steering, AM/FM/weath- erband/CD audio, side airbags, ABS. daytime running lights and remote keyless entry. Other plusses include better brakes, high crash-test results and two option packages. It still offers high, firm seating, a carlike ride and full-time/ all-wheel drive. So Forester still retains all the original qualities that made it appealing in the first place. •WINNER fACADEMYMRD' BEST ORIGCvAL SCRELVPLAY PEDRO ALMODOVAR "BEST PICTURE H OF THE YEAR!" M THE NEW YORK TIMES _ TIME MAGAZINE O PREMIERE MAGAZINE WINNER BAFTA AWARDS BEST Ot-UGINAL m% talktoher a film by Almodovar EB^i NOW PLAYING AT THESE THEATRES LANDMARK RIVER OAKS 3 AMC STUDIO 30 2009 W Gray St Dunvoie -P Weitheimsr 71 $-524-2175 281-31V-UMC -CALL TWIATW FOR SOU NO INFOtMATKLW ANO SHOWTWES Se-- FindgtVT Your Passion Ever feel like you are missing something in life? Most people only operate at .about 10% of their -capacity. A lot of people are not doing what they need to be doing Learn to follow your heart and develop the other 90%. it's time for you to learn what you were put on this earth to do. Saturday, April 26 from fOam to noon $25 - Call or e-mail to pre-register r» Donnle Day, Life Coach Reality Therapy Certified 4040 Milam. Suite 310 'Fitness Exchange Bldg I cafl 832.283.7390 or www.donnleday.com Getting on with Life After Separation and Breakup A S week taroriohop tbout pKUng up the pieces after it Ml Oils apart Unless you learn to deal with it. you are destined to repeat it. It's time to wake up and know that you are not alone, and that you can and will make It. The results are phenomenal with virtually no downside! You owe it to yourself. Take back control of your life and look forward to a new future. Mondays beginning April 28 6:30-8:30pm Limited seating at SI 25 - CaH or e-mail to pfe-regteter
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