Surely you know me well enough by now to realize that I’m going to find a way to take a simple task and make it waaaaay more complicated than it should be.
Enter my total blonde moments from #ToyotaWomen TWIN Camp last week.
One of the things that we did was of course to test drive different Toyotas. The cars were all lined up, ready to go for us: maps inside. We just had to pick one and go for a drive with a partner. Mine was the fab Kristen of Our Crazy Bunch.
We decided to start with the Toyota Prius Plug In. Cute little car. Something neither of us could really own unless our kids weren’t going to be with us… or if I was okay with mine beating on each other and she was okay with sticking one of hers in the trunk. But we figured it would be fun to try it out anyway.
It’s decided I’m going to drive first. We get in and only think we turn the car on. It’s one of those push-button-to-start vehicles. Fine, I’ve seen those. I push the button.
I don’t hear anything, but everyone says how quiet the Prius is.
Then I attempt to put the car in drive. With the little joystick looking thing.
To my way of thinking, and Kristen’s too which totally made me feel better, when you put the car in drive, the stick should stay there. But, with this joystick(probably not the proper term for it, but it’s what it looked like), it returns to the original position.
We finally have to yell for help if we ever wanted to get out of that parking spot.
We learn that the Prius isn’t actually turned on… though it was just as quiet once we actually did get it started.
And that the joystick works a little differently than we had thought. We also learned that there’s a button to push when you want to park, which I’m seriously glad they told us or it would have been trouble when we got back.
Then it was time for our test drive.
Where we got lost.
With a map.
When all we had to do was go in a big square.
All of this is probably why when we decided to drive the RAV4 next, there was a Toyota employee in the backseat. It did help that he could give us directions, but he was a little terrified of our typical blogger behavior. You know: making sure we take plenty of pics, even if it means getting beeped at when the light turns green and we don’t go because we don’t have our shot yet. He was also not amused by us joking about hitting pedestrians for points.
We’re actually good drivers, I swear. As soon as we figured out how to start a car, put it in drive, not get lost when going in a square… and we totally don’t really hit people with cars, either. Honest. I’ve never even gotten a ticket, y’all.
Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota.