After waiting nearly a year for it to become available again, during which time I grew impatient and was nearly tempted by a few other watches, my Halios Tropik SS finally (FINALLY!) arrived in early January! A nice belated Christmas gift to myself. Since then, it has been strapped to my wrist most every day.
Over the weekend, I visited the Chicago Auto Show with my father-in-law, and my 6-year old son. A few cars stood out to me…the new Ford GT, the (new?) Acura NSX, the Toyota FT-1 concept, the Porsche 918 Spyder, and the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo that will be competing at Le Mans later this year.
Pardon my dusty dash…but since I took delivery of my MINI Clubman in July 2013, one of my biggest annoyances has been MINI’s (or BMW’s) elimination of the coolant or oil temperature gauge, with an idiot light. It’s been said ad nauseam, but a physical gauge or readout is nice to have because it alerts of an issues that is impending…you see your coolant or oil temperature rising above where it normally hovers…so you can resolve it before it is an actual issue. Instead, an idiot light, just tells you when the issue has arrived. But that time, it’s possible damage has been done, and any fixes or repairs are going to end up costing even more.