Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Update on Minnie Van Nice

OK, OK, I haven't had a chance to get around to this.

Last week, Minnie spent four days at the Body Shop getting a makeover...mud pack, manicure, pedicure, new paint, new parts.

While she was gone, I admit I was unfaithful...After all, I gotta make a living. Insurance covered the cost of a rental.

You should have seen the rental! A 2006 GMC Z71 pickup with full-size box and extended cab. Completely...totally...indubitably loaded. Man what a rack! What a smooth ride!

This thing did everything but drive itself, and it nearly did that. Over the four days I had it I didn't even discover all the options, I'm sure. But here are some: completely adjustable seats...forward, backward, up, down, reclining, heated, adjustable lumbar support; the rear-view and driver's side mirrors were light-sensitive so you didn't have to adjust them at night -- bright lights dimmed the mirror and as the lights moved farther away, the mirrors brightened; LED turn signals, of course, in the mirrors; LED compass and thermometer in the rear-view; OnStar; fully adjustable heat/AC -- for driver and passenger; built-in phone; stereo controls in the steering wheel; blah blah...

The thing that most blew me away was the stereo...naturally...Bose speakers, beautiful sound. CD and cassette, which was very nice. But get this...the volume automatically adjusted itself depending on whether you were on the highway or city streets! Way cool!

The only thing this pickup didn't have was a lock for the gas tank, which is odd. Because when all is said and done, that's just what the GMC Z71 pickup truck is: one big gas tank.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

u in love? sounds like it

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