miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Confusion Reigns

My car went in for some work today - front and rear brake pads, rear brake rotors, and a new exhaust system. Plus a courtesy car for the day. Cost all up - $459, which I thought was pretty reasonable, considering the last time I had the front brakes done it cost over $300. The Ford dealership here really is reasonable in its pricing.
The loan car was - interesting. It was a Ford Focus with only 4300km on the clock. I was really aware of the engine size; cruising at 100kph when my car would be moseying along at around 1800rpm, this thing was doing 2700rpm. Those mice were really running. I was supposed to replace the fuel I used so I pulled into my normal service station, but after searching everywhere, I couldn't find the button for the fuel flap, so I drove out again. It wasn't until I got back to Q Ford that I discovered you need to actually use the key in the flap to open it. The service dept manager then told me that you need the key to open the bonnet on that car, too. Odd!
Still, not as odd as the instrument configuration. The windscreen wipers control and the indicators are exactly reverse to my car - which meant no-one knew where I was going, but at least the windscreen was clean!

  • One of these things is not like the other

    That’s either the most advanced pair of knickers I’ve ever seen, or teapot design has had a radical overhaul. Being worn by a lady…

  • The Witcher

    Has anyone read any of The Witcher books? I bought the first one, expecting it to be all blood and gore, and was surprised to find it was much more…

  • (no subject)

    So the govt is saying that due to shortages, the Pfizer vaccine may not be here as early as next month as originally proposed, and we may need to…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded