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Opel Antara: scenes of a test on the slopes of the Acropolis Rally!
We are Tuesday, October 25, it is 8:20, the bus approaching a terminal at Roissy and I got up for two hours. Craaack, the truck located in front of the bus stops under a bridge, 50 meters from the terminal. Everyone goes down, we are stuck: the driver had underestimated the height of the bridge. Entry into the terminal 1, the less practical of all the terminals I visited: it is circular and so ... Each door looks like. Fortunately, a charming hostess will help my sense of direction somewhat battered. Embarkation, security check and hop, we are located in the small plane chartered specifically for thirty journalists invited on that day. Gas headed for Athens.
It is just over 10:00, a tomato-mozzarella salad I made. A bit rough, especially with coffee served thirty seconds earlier, but I will perhaps no other opportunity to eat before the evening. Good 2 hours later we land in Athens, it is 20 degrees and a fleet of Opel Antara us. The herd, consisting mainly of V6 petrol, I decided to leave in solidarity diesel engines, very requested, to my colleagues.
The vehicle waiting for me, I open the trunk and there, surprise: the big SUV has a tiny trunk. The bag containing my PowerBook 12 "just returned under the cover luggage!
Regardless, let's see if the crossover Opel has other qualities! Programming the GPS engine, the V6 purrs sweetly and go. The first part of the journey is motorway and relatively interesting especially since we have to wonder where are the 224 hp of the craft. The second, on secondary roads is a little more exotic - but not less than bottled - and some tunes from Morocco, including the concept of "projects in ruins."
Three indications of GPS and some wrong turns later, the first checkpoint: we are on a gravel runway borrowed by competitors of the Rally of the Acropolis. I remain humble, avoiding to take me to Sebastian and admire the stunning scenery as the road crosses. Eventually, I test off-road capabilities of the Opel Antara.
After the rally finished sequence, it is time to head up the hotel, a little too hip for my taste also. To join, you must get a pass that will remain one of my best memories attached to the mountain and lost in the smog, we really feel like driving into a surreal world: it was well worth a short video!
Apollo road book
Come on, I take the wheel of my Antara Diesel, me up against the local driving (no worse than that of the Congo) but still: motorcycle without a helmet, cell phone in hand, flashing what? , Color blindness restricts the traffic lights ... ) And to Paris!
Coming soon the complete test and seriousness of the Opel Antara in the magazine Mazdarevitup.
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