Saturday April 29, 2023 Guerneville CA.
My brother Barry came by my place this morning to give me a ride to a friend of him and his wife’s who was selling her car.
I’ve pretty much ran my old car into the ground. It has a few problems and needs to be replaced. The old one was a 1988 Subaru which I’ve had a long time and someone else had it before me.
Anyway, his friend was getting a new car and needed to get rid of this one. It’s a 2017 Subaru Outback with all the modern bells and whistles. Stuff I have no idea how to use. I didn’t know how to start it even. The lady showed me enough to get me going.
The car looked good so we closed the deal. Barry took off for home and I slowly took off, figuring out how this thing worked as I headed for home. It goes pretty good as the first time I hit the gas, I almost snapped my neck. I took it easy after that.
Everything is different
Just about everything about this car is different than my old one, so it was slow going and I spent most of the day working on it. I’d try to do something and go to the manual and go back and try it and go back to the manual, working through each thing, one at a time. Most of it isn’t really that hard, it’s just different from the old ways of doing things, starting with an FOB as there’s no key to get it going.
I got enough figured out to use it, but I still have more to figure out, but it was too much for one day.