Friday, February 11, 2011
The first vehicle I purchased was a two-seater Mazda B2200 pickup truck. It was a base model, with a cassette player, manual windows and locks.
It was also missing cup holders and a clock, two features I insisted on when my truck died too early.
My next vehicle was a Honda Civic SI. The entire Honda experience was disastrous and I will save my I Hate Honda rant for another blog posting. But the Civic did come with all the bells and whistles – power windows and locks, power and heated mirrors, power seats and my favorite – a sunroof.
When this car died, I bought a Pontiac Sunfire. My first four-door vehicle. This car went back to the basics – manual doors and windows, but a remote with a button to open the trunk, which I loved.
Sadly, one of the speeds on the fan didn’t work, which meant, in winter, it looked like I was in a sauna, with moisture dripping from the inside or, if I turned the fan down, ice. It had a CD player, but it didn’t work.
When this car was written off, I test-drove a number of cars before purchasing the Ford Focus Wagon, which I still have.
So far, I love my Ford. It is also basic – CD player that works, all fan speeds that work, manual windows and doors, but a remote, and my absolutely favourite feature – heated seats.
I will take heated seats over a remote, power any thing, and even the sunroof. On cold days or when you aren’t feeling well, it’s like being wrapped in a blanket right from the dryer.