Well, who'd have thought I'd be posting here!
Last week my wife was unfortunate to be rear-ended whilst waiting in a queue. Fair play, the guy owned up so his insurers pulled their finger out and yesterday she took it to the body shop. Not local, 20 or so miles away.
A hire car had been arranged, my wife was quite specific, it must be auto, have sat navigation and be mid sized( she drives an Audi pool car from work, S3 saloon, A6 Avant, or Q5, depends on her and other staffs requirements ) she drives upwards of 800 miles a week
So the rental company turn up almost an hour later than they said, with a Vauxhall mokka. Basically a micro SUV, but not 4x4.
Guess what ? Manual, no sat nav, no cruise control!!!
SWMBO chooses to drive auto because of a recurring problem with her left should due to a riding accident.
She sends the guy off with a flea in his ear, so another wait and the guy turns up with an A class Mercedes. OK!
No! What idiot designed the cockpit of the Mercedes?????
The gear shift is where the wiper stalk sits on every other brand of car! How amazingly stupid is that? What possessed them to come up with that idea. Now I've driven pretty much every mainstream brand of car and the wipes are always on the right, on modern cars anyway.
So after a couple of shifts to neutral, while trying to deploy the wipers she pulled over, called them and has insisted on another brand of car
Now my wife is blonde, but she can drive! She worked in the motor trade for 10 yrs, and is a qualified off-road driving instructor, her father was a driving instructor when she was born, until a couple of years ago My wife is 53.