We all know I love my car. A lot. It’s a kind of love that runs so deep your heart stops beating when you look outside in the midst of a terrible storm to see a tree laying on your car and the alarm freaking out. Your heart starts beating again when you realize that your car is so fucking fantastic that even a tree can’t really harm if.
Yes, I love my car, but it has a couple of design flaws. Sigh.
1)The ashtray. The ashtray can not be removed while the car is in park, the gearshift is in the way. So you have to have the car in at least reverse, but preferrably drive in order to wrangle it out. So you put the car in drive, yank the ashtray out, put the car in park, go dump the ashtray, get back in the car, put the car back in drive, replace the ashtray and continue with your day. If you are paying attention and not daydreaming, this is not a big deal. If you are like me (and really, who is not like me???) you daydream a little about censored, pull out the ashtray and go to step out of the car and briefly forget that the car is in drive. I’m retarded and my car is designed to exacerbate my mental limitations.
2) The windshield washer fluid resevoir holds an entire bottle of washer fluid. This is a good thing. Also, my car tells me when it is low, a little message pops up on the computer screen that says “Washer Fluid Level Low”. Dreamy, orgasmically dreamy. Being responsible, I grab a bottle right away and pour it in. Problem is, my fluid level is only low and not empty and the resevoir only holds a bottle’s worth, not a bottle’s worth plus whatever qualifies as low (apparently the last inch in the bottle). In the back of my car I collect bottles of windshield washer fluid with about an inch of liquid in them. I understand that there are things that can be done to alleviate this situation, I know people who are all proactive and would give me that disgusted sigh that would say, “the solution is so fucking obvious”. I’m sure it is obvious, but the thing of it is, I own a car that effectively erases the need for personal responsibility, why is it being so half assed about it now??
Still, I love my car. If anyone out there feels like donating a new Saab Viggen suspension to me, just drop me a line.