Thu, Apr 06, 2006

: Car Update

I was disappointed my new car didn’t have power door locks and keyless entry, something I’ve always wanted. So I had them added! It cost money, yeah, but I decided if I’m going to the trouble of getting a new car I might as well get it with the features I want, so I went for it. Why not? Now it’s got everything: power windows and locks, keyless entry, cruise control, AC, CD player, XM Radio (via my portable MyFi unit), and GPS navigation (I have a portable Magellan Roadmate GPS). Pretty cool! The only thing missing is a way to connect my iPod to the stereo — I’ll either have to invest in an addon, replace the stereo with a different model, or buy an FM transmitter (the latter’s the cheapest, so I’ll probably start with that). Anyway, I’m pretty happy now. It’s taken me a while to get used to the idea of a new car and car payments, but I do feel much better about having reliable, comfortable transportation, and it’s nice having room in my driveway again. But I will be having regular oil changes on the PT, I can guarantee that! I learned my lesson the hard way. (I don’t know for sure if my lack of oil maintence killed the old cars, but I’m sure it didn’t help. I still don’t know why cars need stuff like that, though. I’m used to computers: plug them in and they work for years. With all our technology, why the heck can’t we invent maintenance-free vehicles?)

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