Driving in Alberta is a unique experience, and by unique I mean usually horrible. Whether it be fighting through that Edmonton rush hour traffic, some of the worst in the country, or the hideousness that is Alberta winter driving, there’s nothing quite like driving in Edmonton.
So here are some things, some necessary features that you need to survive Alberta driving.
#1 Power everything
This seems obvious, but really it’s the kind of thing that once you experience, you can’t really go back. When I saw power everything, I do mean everything. Windows, door locks, seats, mirrors, rear wipes (if you’re lucky enough to have them), and anything else you can get. While we’re at it, I’m gonna throw heated and even ventilated (cooled) seats into the mix. There’s nothing worse than slogging it through -30 weather to an ice bucket of a front seat. Don’t be the worse. Get a vehicle that has heated seats.
#2 All wheel/four wheel
I have this as #2 and not #1 because you only really need it for half the year (or ¾ of the year, depending on how crazy our winters have been). But even still, it’s a great feature to have if you’re into off-roading, taking your Evo, or your Jeep Wrangler out and about. If that’s something you haven’t experienced, what are you doing with your life?
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that getting lost both 1) sucks, 2) happens more often than we’d like to admit. Looking for a location, and driving around in a state of confusion when you can’t find said location, is not something that I (or anyone else really) enjoys to do. It’s like what they say, time is money! (Who actually says that though?). So get where you’re going in a way that doesn’t make you late, or screaming and pounding the steering wheel (crying) in anger.
#4 Multimedia center
The soundtrack of one’s drive has to be the most important ingredient to driving a car (except maybe gas and having a workable engine, transmission, etc…). But really, the difference between an enjoyable drive home from work, and a painfully frustrating. But having a good (and easy to use) media centre is important. Some of which that come to mind that work great are; HondaLink, UConnect, iDrive (ConnectedDrive), and NissanConnect