the “check engine” light is such a racket. the car knows what condition, sensor, whatever, tripped it. modern cars have screens, that can display actual words.
but no, they light a little LED in the dashboard and make you take it in for a $150 “diagnostic”.
— Steve Randy Waldman (@interfluidity) October 19, 2020
He’s right. You could display the error code and the lookup right on your display.
Hell, you could do it on my 2004 Prius.
I have a 2004 Toyota Prius.
It’s my midlife crisis car, because I am the dullest motherf%$#er on the planet.
It’s not beautiful in the way that a Jaguar E-Type convertable is, but I rather like it’s jelly-bean like appearance:
It’s appearance is clear and unadorned and functional, which I like.
The new Priuses (Prii?) sport wonderful specifications, particularly the plug-in hybrid Prius Prime, but the styling is not to my taste.
I find it busy and distracting.
I was looking at the back, and I had this weird sense of deja vu, and then it hit me: Toyota has put tail fins on their cars.
Specifically, it’s a somewhat less ostentatious version of the tail fins from a 1959 Chevy Belair:
Please tell me that I am not the only one who sees this.