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Old 06-18-24, 03:41 AM
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what Toyota is it?
It’s a 2024 Corolla Hybrid.
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Drove the new car to work today. I did not know what to do with my left foot, no clutch. It feels like the car is driving itself, it even gives you a nudge on the steering wheel if it thinks you are drifting into another lane!
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Originally Posted by datlas
Drove the new car to work today. I did not know what to do with my left foot, no clutch. It feels like the car is driving itself, it even gives you a nudge on the steering wheel if it thinks you are drifting into another lane!
I've been driving an automatic for 10 years now, my main cars were always stick before. I reached for the clutch pedal when stopping for some time until I got used to it not being there.

When I was working I sometimes had to move cars for people who couldn't drive a stick.
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Why did your location change?
Reasons.
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Originally Posted by big john
I have AAA but it's a condition of having their insurance. I've used it a few times but not to change a tire.
I used AAA twice in the past week. Hotel. Rental car.
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been on a MMW kick lately, re-listening to most of their albums at work. This one is a nice, slow, soulful track

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Originally Posted by datlas
Drove the new car to work today. I did not know what to do with my left foot, no clutch. It feels like the car is driving itself, it even gives you a nudge on the steering wheel if it thinks you are drifting into another lane!
Welcome to the machine.
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Welcome to the machine.
That's what I say to patients when I send them to the hospital and/or an interventional specilalit.

I say "Cue up Pink Floyd" and that it's a powerful but dysfunctional machine.

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I worked at a family owned dealer and they hired an office manager who turned out to be an embezzler. Among other things, he was putting the money customers paid for extended warranty in his pocket. Since they were new cars, nobody knew anything was wrong until some of those cars were out of warranty and need a repair. When service told him the problem he just said he would take care of it. It wasn't until the owner's daughter, fresh from college, did some forensic accounting and discovered he was in the till for at least $250K. A lot of money in 1993. They prosecuted his ass, too.

And I'm not getting notified of post quotes since this morning.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Drove the new car to work today. I did not know what to do with my left foot, no clutch. It feels like the car is driving itself, it even gives you a nudge on the steering wheel if it thinks you are drifting into another lane!
When the Dodge was hors de combat with a broken waterpump, the rental I had had some of that stuff. Every so often it felt like I had to exert an extra effort to change lanes for example. Or if I wanted to drive on the left side of my lane to avoid someone to my right, driving on the left side of THEIR lane.

Now you can use your left foot to tap in time to the music.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Drove the new car to work today. I did not know what to do with my left foot, no clutch. It feels like the car is driving itself, it even gives you a nudge on the steering wheel if it thinks you are drifting into another lane!
Our car has that 'feature' too, along with all sorts of other stuff. That one drove me nuts. Fortunately, on ours one can turn off the (self-)steering wheel nudgy feature while leaving the 'lane departure warning' (message + slight vibration of steering wheel) on. Perfect! I think the self-steering thingy is part of the magic cruise control, which we never use.
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Originally Posted by big john
I worked at a family owned dealer and they hired an office manager who turned out to be an embezzler. Among other things, he was putting the money customers paid for extended warranty in his pocket. Since they were new cars, nobody knew anything was wrong until some of those cars were out of warranty and need a repair. When service told him the problem he just said he would take care of it. It wasn't until the owner's daughter, fresh from college, did some forensic accounting and discovered he was in the till for at least $250K. A lot of money in 1993. They prosecuted his ass, too.

And I'm not getting notified of post quotes since this morning.
It may come back. In the interim, the suggested workaround is to also Like any post you quote so the poster is alerted to the interest, if not the reply. Then you have to see if you can find it, which is a PITA, honestly.
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Forecast high of 81. Dead of winter weather
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And rain, of course. I drove the car in this morning due to an extra noise. In two blocks the mechanic identified a bad right rear bearing. Doing tire rotation while they’re at it. I drive through a puddle a full block long. Merida is famous for its flooding issues. Seems 500 years ago they didn’t see the need for storm drains. Even 200 years ago.50 years ago? Nope

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Old 06-18-24, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey;[url=tel:23271261
23271261]Nobody is.

I posted in that thread, stating that until now I was unaware that feature existed.

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In other hammer news, some dude at a Seattle area bikini barista joint was pissed off at the price for his giant coffee drink and got out of his car and threw the drink on the baristas. The owner of the joint grabbed a hammer and had an answer for that

Meh, no deductible on glass.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Supposedly, when you get old, you don't sweat as much. For folks who sweat a normal amount, they end up not sweating enough. For guys like you and me, maybe we get down closer to normal.
Can confirm. Riders used to back off rather than endure the drip, drip, drip coming off my helmet strap. Doesn't happen now.
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When was the last time a female posted in this thread?

Too bad, could get some feedback on this recommendation.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol;[url=tel:23271415
23271415[/url]]When was the last time a female posted in this thread?

Too bad, could get some feedback on this recommendation.

https://x.com/SWENGDAD/status/1802718435773751525
And call her Toots while doing it. Can’t fail to reel her in with that combo.
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And call her Toots while doing it. Can’t fail to reel her in with that combo.
I could try it this evening.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Drove the new car to work today. I did not know what to do with my left foot, no clutch. It feels like the car is driving itself, it even gives you a nudge on the steering wheel if it thinks you are drifting into another lane!
My wife’s car has regenerative braking. One pedal driving. Go and stop is the same pedal.
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Old 06-18-24, 12:36 PM
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When was the last time a female posted in this thread?

Too bad, could get some feedback on this recommendation.

https://x.com/SWENGDAD/status/1802718435773751525
I am guessing content like this is keeping them away.

Sad.
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Shaking hands with the left hand is itself a bit creepy to begin with.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol;[url=tel:23271434
23271434[/url]]I could try it this evening.
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