The dealer had my car ready Thursday late, but I was stuck at work. The loaner they had me in, a recent-vintage RX350, was a combination jet fighter/cocktail lounge, with comfy leather seats, wood trim, fancy electronics that included keyless start, an active map, a big backup camera display, and an overhead view in reverse, simulated from four cameras, a stored top view of the car and some clever electronics. I had to look twice to convince myself the car hadn't deployed a drone or a camera boom the first time I put the car in reverse and it popped up. Handing it back Friday was a step back in time.
My car is simpler, but it came back clean, nice, running smooth, shifting correctly and braking better than ever. A flock of birds promptly crapped all over it, parked at the North campus. But it still runs nicely.
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