I will get my fair share of driving the new car when we are out and about, but I also have to get used to R's old car, the one I now have to pay the rego and insurance on. Believe me, if you have separate money, and pay for your partner's new car, less inheriting his old one, it is a nightmare to calculate.
R's old car wireless is extraordinarily complicated and a much cheaper and nastier unit than I have in the old Mazda. I will have to switch from illegal cassettes to illegal cds. I did read that there is button to shut off City Link announcements in the tunnel though. Yes, I have read the operational manuals for R's car. I learnt that you can raise or lower the seat belt mounting and the steering wheel. I also learnt that to raise or lower the headrests, there is a catch to release them. Not sure why I would to alter mine, the driver, but who knows who might be in the car.
Alhtough my old Humber had three different interior lights, the front one being built into the mirror, the rear ones on each side and individually operated by a beautifully smooth sliding switch and by the rear passenger, at least the Humber had a glove box light. My old Mazda has a glove box light. R's new car has a glove box light. But the Hyundai does not have a glove box light! Map reading lights, tick, cigarette lighter light tick, ashtray light tick, but I don't use any of those........well I don't really use the glove box either, but that is beside the point. If they can put a glove box light in a Humber in the early sixties, I would have thought the Koreans could have put one in a 2000 Hyundai.
My old Mazda has cruise control, which I use quite often. The Hyundai does not. The new Mazda does of course.
Ok, worked it out. If I need to go to Pakenham to visit Mother, then I will take the new Mazda and R can take the Hyundai to work, but I am still a bit bitter that the car I am ridding myself of has a light in the glove box, a motorised swivelling air con vent, and cruise control, and the one I am getting does not.