Great examples of engineering
My first car was a Ford Meteor. The sedan equivalent of the Ford Laser, you could say an ancestor of the Ford Focus Titanium, pictured above.
The caption on the back of this photo [cropped to protect the innocent], is in my late grandmother’s handwriting and says: “A proud Kellie with her car.”
The year was 1995, I was working at my first job a few hours from home and living in a rented farmhouse, hence the jeans and boots.
The Meteor served me well. It cost $5000 and I was just happy it had a cassette deck.
Technology extended to a contraption I later used with said cassette deck to play CDs from a Walkman.
Ahhh, the ’90s.
So here we are in 2013 and well, we’ve come a long way baby.
The Meteor would be harumphing at these flashy Focuses and all their tricks.
“We didn’t have that kind of tomfoolery in my day.”
Forget the cassettes, I just plug in my iPod, or stream from my iPhone via Bluetooth.
And this car, well this car actually does talk.
There’s a lot of big features packed into this small car.
I’m loving the keyless entry, the push button start, the Ford Sync voice control, the automatic wipers, the automatic lights, the lights that illuminate when I go around a corner and the fact they stay on for a short time as I walk away from the car.
Out on the road, the Mr became convinced of the benefits of the adaptive cruise control and the speed limiter, loved having the sat nav in the dash, and we both enjoyed the dual climate control. [He's always too hot, I'm always too cold.]
Yeah, I could go on. I do love the gadgets.
And the assisted parking ~ it’s every bit as cool as you’d imagine!
We, as in the family and I, have put together a video of some of these cool features.
Let’s go for a drive.