Monday, November 21, 2011

On owning a contemporary car

If, like me, you hold on to a car for ten years and only replace it when various parts begin to fall off, the accoutrements and amenities in new models are something of a shock.

The last one, acquired new in 1999, introduced me to the cup holder, an invaluable feature of modern American life.

This one, a 2011 model, tells me when she wants maintenance.

Presumably the next one, if there ever is such a thing, will drive itself.

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...


My Miss Ruby is 11 years old and is probably the last car I'll ever own. She is a good little girl and I'm going to keep driving her since a car payment doesn't fit my budget. To be honest, I really don't drive much these days so it's okay!