Say goodbye to my little friend. I bought a new car! I just went from a 2009 Toyota Corolla to a 2014 Chevy Equinox with all the bells and whistles. It is like going from a skateboard to a fighter jet. It’is too high-tech for me and I have a ton to learn: nav systems, syncing my phone, etc. They call it the Infotainment system. I imagine some marketing person at Chevrolet got raise for that play on words. I’m being drug kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. I say give the old dog a little more time. She still has some life left in her. She may learn more slowly than she used to, but she still learns.
I wanted the navigation system because as soon as I get out of my hometown I’m lost. I need help and can’t be looking at a map at the same time as I drive. So, I told the salesman I really needed the built-in GPS. Now I have to learn to use it. The plan is to map out the route to Wal-Mart from now on so I practice. Actually, I can find Wal-Mart, but I need to learn to use this monster and remind it who is boss or it will run over me.
After making the deal this week with Ashley Allen and Northcutt Chevrolet in Enid, I told my friend at work what I had done. “I want your old car!” she exclaimed. Well, I already had struck a deal. But I called and talked to the salesman and he agreed to just take a check instead of a trade in. Sara was happy. She got a new car too, and I think she really needed it. I’m delivering it to her today after a little clean up. She probably doesn’t want my dog’s hair in her new car. When I came back in from moving the cars to clean, my husband asked how the backup camera on the Equinox was. I forgot to look at it!
So wish me luck. I’m off to study how to fly my new jet fighter. I have the books stacked beside me. I probably need a checklist strapped to my leg and dressed in a flight suit. Love that new car smell!