We finally took delivery of our 13-year old dog-mobile on Wednesday last week. It came early in the morning at 7:50 a.m.! That was when I received the phone call from the car transporter’s driver. It was a freezing morning – the first day of snow in the Lakes – but Hubby and I gamely bundled up and walked down the lane to meet with the driver of the transporter, hopped into the car and drove it back up to our house.
Since then, we haven’t had snow in our part of the Lakes, but we have taken the car out for extended drives. In fact, we drove all the way to Scotland and back again at the weekend to meet up with friends and family. It drove really smoothly, but there is an annoying beep whenever it reverses which we can hear in the car and at which the dog also takes umbrage. (We know he was not happy because he made a sound that hovered between a whine and a bark whenever he heard it.)
I have now ordered an owner’s handbook that is an English translation of the original Japanese manual. Perhaps there will be something in there that will tell us how to switch off the beep and also show us how to display the time! It’s all a learning curve at present, which hopefully will be a journey of pleasant discoveries. Meanwhile, I have yet to drive the car as I don’t think Hubby quite trusts me to drive a car with a foot-operated handbrake!
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