New car, whee!

2017-nissan-rogue side.jpg

Pretty much exactly what mine looks like, silver.

I got a new car yesterday, a 2017 Nissan Rogue AWD. We had been new-car shopping on and off for several weeks, and yesterday we did the deed.

2017-nissan-rogue

Yep, that looks like mine, all right.

It has every bell and whistle known to man, or at least every bell and whistle known to Nissan. I think my favorite feature at this point is something called “adaptive cruise control,” which senses when my cruise control speed causes the car to creep up on another car; it automatically slows my car to maintain a safe distance. Yes, it was soooo annoying to have to manually slow down behind another car.

There are, in fact, so many automatic features that last night as we were driving home from the dealer — an >1 hour drive — I had to remind myself that I actually had to do something to stop at a stop sign — that the car would not automatically do that for me. Weird.

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Yep, that looks exactly like mine’s interior.

Just to give you an idea of all the b&w, the so-called Quick Start manual has an entire page devoted to… starting the car. I found that humorous.

Fun facts to know and tell: the continuously variable transmission was originally envisioned by Leonard de Vinci. (Thank you, Smokey, for researching that!)

We plan to give my Volvo, which has run perfectly for the four years I have had it and continues to do so, to Elder Son’s girlfriend. After they move to New Mexico this summer she will be driving 100+ miles a day round trip to attend nursing school in Gallup. She needs reliable transportation.

So, if you are looking for me, I will be tooling around the countryside in my new wheels. Or, more likely, studying the [very thick] driver’s manual trying to figure out some particular bell or whistle.

 

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7 Responses to New car, whee!

  1. Kat with a K says:

    Yay for you!!!!!

  2. gayle says:

    Woohoo!!! Happy trails and much enjoyment! (I have to admit I’m apprehensive about driving a car that’s a better driver than I am…)

  3. Deb in PA says:

    Congrats on the new car. Watch out for critters…

  4. Melissa says:

    Good luck with the bells & whistles. Enjoy your new wheels.

  5. Kym says:

    Oh, how exciting! (I’ve been driving my “new car with all the bells and whistles” for 3 years now . . . and still don’t know what all it can do — so have fun!!!) And how wonderful to donate your Volvo to the girlfriend. It will be a godsend to her, I’m sure! XO

  6. Sam Smith says:

    Congrats! I have a 2015 and when I couldn’t figure out WHERE to find something in the manual I resorted to YouTube to find out how to do something that is embarrassingly simple to do to my car.

  7. Chris says:

    Belated congrats!

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