Monday, November 06, 2006 3:36:05 PM
Picked up my car today!
My 1995 Avalon has 232k miles. Its been good to me over the past 10 years. I have even lived out of it from time-to-time. Going to hang on to it for a while. Alec is going to try and purchase it to keep it in the family. All those miles and still has the original timing belt... Guess what needs to be replaced first.
The Lexus RX400h is a very nice replacement. Better for camping with all the cargo room and 4WD. Better for in town and traffic since it runs off the batteries most of the time. The breaks charge the batteries also.
Its going to be some time before I get used to the engine shutting off at stop lights and in heavy traffic. I still panic thinking I stalled the engine.
The GPS navigation is going to be a god send for me. It always tells you when a turn is coming up, well ahead of time! When I miss the turn, it auto-magically comes up with a new route (has happend twice already).
I can go on and on about all the cool things it has...