A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,

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New car, part 2

So we decided I'd get a white one after all. So now I own a white 2007 Toyota Yaris.

Now begins the breaking-in period, where I drive it carefully for about a week, and learn all the ways in which it's different from my Chevy Cavalier. The worst thing, so far, is that the cover on the little storage compartment between the front seats is so wide that it's hard to reach down beside it to fasten my seat belt. And the cover seems to be wider than necessary; it's much wider than the compartment itself. Why do they make them like that?

Another thing is that I'm going to have to modify my habit of putting my shoulder bag on the passenger seat. This car can detect if there's a passenger, but it mistook my bag for a passenger and beeped at me to warn me that the passenger-side seatbelt was unfastened. That can't be disabled, can it? If not, I'm going to have to either put my bag on the floor, or start buckling my bag in.

Oh, and another problem is that traveling to FC will take me out of town from Jan. 14 to Jan. 27. The license plates may not arrive before the 14th, and the temporary tag will expire on the 25th. If the plates haven't arrived shortly before I'm scheduled to leave, we'll have to get new temporary tags. They can do that, right?

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