As I've mentioned, my new car is quite advanced, technologically speaking. Advanced for me anyhow, trading up from a 12 year old car whose tech consisted of power windows and a CD player. The Rogue has so many bells and whistles, I still don't know what a lot of them do. Once summer break is here, I'll have some extra time to go sit in it with the user manual and figure out the rest. In the meantime, the fancy odometer computer is causing me all sorts of anxiety. Gone are the days of resetting the "trip" after filling up with a tank of gas and then dividing the number by the gallons the tank holds to figure out your gas mileage for the tank the next time you fill up. That's how I did it for YEARS, and I also always knew when the gas light went on, I had about 2 gallons (25-30 miles) left. In the new car, all of this information I used to figure out in my head is displayed on the dash screen ALL THE TIME!
Still, I can't complain too much as it is incredibly better than it was in the old car. This car holds 2 gallons less than the old one, and I'm getting almost 100 miles more to the tank. Even so, the in-your-face reminder of how much gas I'm using keeps it constantly on my mind.
the friday 56
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