So, I’ve been reading the owner’s manual for the new car, trying to figure out what some of these, um, improvements are. Honestly, some of the differences between the little green Subaru and Kineo couldn’t be vaster if Kineo did, indeed, fly.
For instance. . . The little green Subaru had a PRNDL stick (Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Low); the new car has a PRNDM stick (Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, MANUAL), and two paddles on the steering wheel from which I am to manage my manual driving.
Can someone please explain the point of this to me? I mean, I have what’s supposed to be a Perfectly Good automatic transmissioned vehicle. Why would I want to put it into “Manual” and then shift it like a motorcycle? It seems like a really good way to screw up the transmission, in my view, besides being utterly useless, but I’m willing to learn better.
In other news, I have finished my final pass through the DetCon programming survey, and the coffee is gone. In a few moments, I’m off to the sofa, with a red pen, a blue pen, a yellow pad and the printout of the Epiphany. I expect, at some point, to acquire Feline Assistance. And coffee. Definitely coffee.
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