My car lies to me.

Over the past 6 months of ownership, I’ve discovered that my car lies to me in at least 3 ways:

1. the temp gauge... it a lie that the engine temperature is such that it doesn’t fluctuate even slightly after the engine is warmed up.

2. When I want the HVAC to just blow regular outside air, when putting it on the defrost setting, it turns on the AC compressor even though the light for the AC is off.


3. The fuel gauge and low fuel light is pessimistic. When it shows I only have 1/3 of a tank left, I actually have about a half a tank. And when it shows ‘empty’ and the low fuel light is on, I actually have more like 1/5 of a tank left... which is enough to go at least another 100km.

Here’s a white Focus for the white lies it tells me...

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