Sunday, August 8, 2010
Protect the environment with a Hybrid
Customer Name: Valdivieso
Tag Number: 2482
It has been a year almost since we got our Lexus Hybrid....I would describe it as an elegant, smooth running "appliance". You turn it on with a button and you have to spend a hell of a time trying to learn how does it work. One day I spent one hour trying to figure out how to set it on drive and I got a big scare, when I didn't know how to turn it off. Another day I froze during the winter because my windshield kept fogging and the only way to get rid of the fog was using the air conditioner. I guess I am very lazy reading manuals!!!
We decided to get the car because we were polluting the environment with our big clunker GM van. We had it for almost 17 years, and really....it was about time to change it. Once I was so embarrased to be picked up by my husband and his trashed van at the hospital, after a procedure, that I wanted to escape the wheel chair; but I was captured by the nurse in charge of me. Mr. Obama and his incentive with his Cash for Clunkers program convinced my "very van attached" husband to finally give it up. He is very "environmentally conscious"! This car promised low carbon emmisions and he was charmed! I kept one of its seats with the hopes of adding a wheeled base to it and surprising my husband with an office chair which would make him believe he was still sitting in the van! One birthday has passed and it is still sitting in my garage, reminding me each time I look at it, that dreams need to be materialized!!! I must remind my designer niece to draw a model of what I can do. After all she promised!
Well, Lexus gives you a complimentary service for the first 5,000 and 10,000 miles. And if there is any recall, which most new cars have been having this past year, they also will let you know. When my husband asked me to take it for the service, I was not very happy about this, but I made up my mind that I had to wait and read my book and off I went. I was greeted by a guy dressed with a green vest with the Lexus logo, who gave me a number and escorted me inside to register with the front desk. They introduced me to an impecably dressed gentleman, Gerry, who gathered some information about the car and promised to call me in about one hour and a half. I was invited to go upstairs and was promised a lot of ammenities while I waited.