Fobbed Off: Remembering Car Keys

We changed cars a week or so ago. After two Hyundai vehicles we changed manufacturer but not country by getting another Korean car, a Kia Soul. So far we are very pleased. I am especially pleased with the new key fob. The two Hyundai cars were fine, we only changed to Kia because we likedContinue reading “Fobbed Off: Remembering Car Keys”

The Big 5 – When was your last Duh moment?

There I was sitting behind the wheel of our new 2012 Hyundai Elantra, a fine car by any standard. I think one’s initial reaction when they first get into their new automobile is to take a look at all those dials and twiddly-bits, buttons and sliders that you’ll be using when driving.  It’s always aContinue reading “The Big 5 – When was your last Duh moment?”

If I buy a Jaguar automobile, I want it to look like a Jaguar automobile

It’s all about cars this weekend as the Formula 1 circus comes to Montreal. I am sometimes taken aback by the design of modern cars. If I were in the market for an upscale automobile (I’m not … it will take significantly more advertising on dcmontreal.wordpress.com before that happens), for instance a Jaguar, I sureContinue reading “If I buy a Jaguar automobile, I want it to look like a Jaguar automobile”

Back when I was young: Car repairs didn’t have to cost an arm and a leg

They say that one of the signs you’re getting old is that you find yourself, more and more often, using phrases such as: When I was a boy/girl, Back when I was young, In my day, When I was a kid. Well, you get the idea. Rather than fight this tendency I’ve decided to embraceContinue reading “Back when I was young: Car repairs didn’t have to cost an arm and a leg”