Okay, in case you're wondering why I haven't been posting lately it's because I've been trying to solve an issue with our new Fiat 500. I'm not complaining, mind you. It's just that solving auto problems (and that includes most vehicles) tends to be a rather daunting task. And, it often tends to take up most of ones day. Anyway, please excuse my recent absence. I'll be back posting again soon.

In the meantime, I'll let you know I've nothing against the little Italian "clown car." In many ways it's a lot of fun to drive and you can darn near park it anywhere. Heck, I can fit into a motorcycle space. A few weeks ago, I zipped into a tiny parking spot at our local farmers market in Pasadena and had a gentleman shout at me, "Your cars too small!" While it doesn't have the power and pep of a high performance car, I can still manage to get out of the way of California's Road Warriors who make the drive from Pasadena to Glendale each day.

Anyway, it's not over yet. I'll be heading back to the dealership tomorrow in the hope of resolving my current problem. I'll finish with one last funny story. While looking for the Fiat dealership this morning I mistakenly made a wrong turn into a Mercedes Benz dealership. I quickly realized my mistake as I gawked at the "service garage." It looked like the lobby of an elegant Las Vegas hotel. I wouldn't have been surprised if the mechanics had been dressed in tuxedos. Anyway, I made my exit with zeal and alacrity. After all, driving into a Mercedes dealership in a Fiat is the kind of thing that could land one in jail.

Floyd in the Fiat 500. And, he's not even Italian.

Floyd in the Fiat 500. And, he's not even Italian.

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AuthorFloyd Norman