Angelia McGowan

I drove the same car for 19 years and was very proud of that fact. In the 17th year I had an awakening. It came through an experience with my six-year-old cousin who saw me roll up my window after I parked my car. I heard this odd question coming from the backseat.

He asked, “What are you doing with that thing?” I responded, “What thing?” After we exited the car, he walked to my door which was still open, pointed to the crank handle and started motioning his arm in the same pattern I did while rolling up the window. I said, “I was rolling up the window.” He said, “Wow. Can I try it?” He did and was very proud of himself. I on the other hand was hilariously mortified.

CARs grew out of this innocent fascination, this classic moment. Since my awakening I have had the opportunity to test drive a number of new automobiles, and in the process, been introduced to the latest and greatest features to enhance the ride. And more importantly, I’m not afraid to say, “What’s that?” See the latest “What’s That?” posts below.

What’s That?: The All-New Chrysler Pacifica
The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, a sleek, lighter and more aerodynamic replacement of the Town & Country, certainly has a lot going on.
What’s That?: Start-Stop Systems
What do the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t Premium and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4×4 have in common?
What’s That?: The Futuristic 2017 Prius Prime Advanced
Park the car. Turn the engine off. Wait for it…wait for it… There it is! My driving score on the dashboard of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced.
What’s That?: Automatic Emergency Braking System
Automatic emergency braking systems are not new to me, but I’m caught off guard every time the system engages while I’m driving.