That said, I thought I wouldn't be driving it at all. But then I decided I should give it a shot so that I would know whether or not I can really drive it--in case of emergency or otherwise. So two Saturdays ago, it was my turn to drive to Jumbo. And it went really well! The car isn't really that difficult to drive or turn when moving. It is just when you stop and then need to turn the wheel, or perhaps a tight parking situation, in which things become more difficult. This was also my first time driving in a big city. Of course, I have driven in Denver, but I really don't consider it a big city even though it is Colorado's capital. I find traveling in Santiago kind of nuts...people don't respect the lines on the road, the micros rule the road, there are more one-way streets that there should be, etc. But Saturday and Sunday were perfect days to drive in the city as there is much less traffic and thus less stress on me. We don't really use the car during the week since we live so close to everything, but it is so nice to have for the weekends!
We went to Viña this weekend again and the drive went well both ways. The car has an old stereo for cassette tapes and in Santiago we can normally tune into good ratio stations, but on the drive to Viña they go in and out and mostly you hear static. So I think we'll be looking for some cassette tapes to play during our drives. Christian wants to put in a nicer stereo, but I think it is a waste of money considering the car is so old. Plus it would be just another reason for people to break into the car and well, in Chile, there are already enough reasons for that so I prefer not to. I'd be ok with sticking to cassettes....hahaha.