This is a BMW, unlike the rental cars I was driving, I can actually park properly without backing up and adjusting.
I thought that perhaps I was just unused to those other cars. But after weeks of driving the rentals, I was still having trouble parking them. (I had 2 different rental cars; One American and one Japanese.) It was like the steering geometry was all wrong. I’d get the nose more or less where I was aiming, but the butt of the dang car wouldn’t ever be where it was supposed to be.
The weird thing is that even though the 3 is bigger and longer, than my 1 was, it maneuvers exactly the same way. So I don’t look quite so OLD trying to park, and thank goodness I’m not parking by “Braille”.
I’m really liking the vehicle, the gas milage is excellent. The power is good and it’s a comfortable ride. I do miss the seats of the 1, they were adjustable 6 ways from Sunday. The seats in this car… Not so much, comfortable, but not quite as comfortable as the 1.
I’m at work, and I’m crabby. I think it’s because I’d rather be out doing something aside from sitting here in the office. I’ve been feeling very tired and achy the past week or so, I’ve been attributing this to stresses in my life. I’m starting to wonder if the reality is that I’ve had some kind of bug.
Which begs the question, do I take the car for a drive along the coast? Or do I go home to the apt and sleep? I’m thinking sleep is the direction I’m going. Maybe a nice coastal cruise later on in the week. Given that it’s a holiday weekend, traffic is likely to be throughly nightmarish.
Yep, home it is, snooze away the afternoon.
After all what’s the fun of driving if you could walk to your destination faster? A long coastal drive will wait until another day.
The transmission seems to be “Learning” my driving style. That means that I’m noticing fewer “Strange Shifts” and that power is there right when I need it. I’m amazed at how smart this machine is. Don’t get me wrong, the 1 was plenty smart, but this one is a genius in comparison.
Every time I drive it, I notice something else. Mostly that’s a good thing. New features, little attentive features that make life nice. So this car has