Christmas is around the corner but it getting pretty near as we speak. However, there’s only one thing in my mind at the moment, my new car. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I am just hoping that everything will be fixed properly by the time Mee and I go to pick it up on Thursday. To be honest, I am not really sure if I will be that excited should we choose other cars such as Renault Clio, Peugeot 207 or even Ford Focus. I have seen their specifications and they are quite a basic car. Toyota Auris, on the other hand, has quite a few things that not many cars have. For one, I can’t wait to test the Stop and Start technology. Don’t be mistaken with the keyless stop/start engine technology. The Stop and Start technology is where the engine will switch itself off when the car is stationary, like stopping at the traffic light. The engine switch itself on when it’s ready to move. Initially, I was thinking of what will happen when there’s traffic jam. Wouldn’t the engine keep turning itself on and off all the time? Well, the engine will only turn itself off when it’s in neutral and will turn itself back on when the clutch is fully depressed. Cool, isn’t it?
It’s a shame that it doesn’t have the keyless entry system though.
The air conditioning system has automatic control. The control for the passenger’s side is separate from the driver’s side. Mee is always cold cold cold while I am always hot hot hot. Hence, I can turn down or switch off my air conditioning without affecting Mee and vice versa. In addition, the Toyota Auris comes with a six-speed gear box which I have never driven one before. It will be kind of exciting at first. I can’t imagine my daily travel to work will require me to use the sixth gear. Other than these, there’s the digital display which will tell you when it’s best to shift up or shift down as well as a multi information display which I haven’t figured what it does other than displaying the temperature, clock and date. I think I am even more excited than picking up other gadgets that I have owned.
Anyway, I haven’t replied my colleague’s email regarding the Christmas menu and I haven’t heard them mentioning about the Secret Santa. As Toyota Auris is almost the only thing in my mind until Thursday, I guess I still have time to shop for the Secret Santa this weekend. The easiest way would be to follow the link to click here for Navy challenge coins. No one would know who bought the presents anyway. That’s why it’s called Secret Santa.