Michael was able to arrange the insurance and permit to drive his new car on the public road on the day he bought it. After paying all the money required, Michael come to inspect his new car.
The Salinger D10-55 AWD. In exemplar condition and finished in orange.
He stepped inside and find a nicely trimmed interior, not outstanding, but good enough for his purpose. The car being affordable means he could probably fix all the issues that it got, which is not many at all. The V10 engine purrs smoothly as the day it left the factory. And most of the feature inside is working correctly.
It’s a Dual Clutch Automatic. Which means Michael doesn’t have to learn how to shift.
Michael drove the car off the auction lot immediately after he finished the paper work, which took a while but he passed the time looking at all the classics on display.
It was the moment he got another look at the BAM Moenis again. Michael realized something about the car.
The BAM Moenis was the car his mother bought in 2020.
He didn’t realize it when he saw it in picture. But when he saw it in metal it clearly was the car his mother bought many moons ago. And this brings all the memories back. His mother drove the Moenis home one day, Michael wasn’t interested, but his mother was enamoured by the car that his father bought for her. It was the joy of having the car of her dreams, finally.
But Michael wasn’t disappointed that he didn’t manage to get it. He’s very content with the Salinger.
At the end of the day, Michael walked to the parking lot which his Salinger is parked in. It was gleaming. And Michael think it looks terrific in metal, despite looking quite ordinary in picture. A sort of timeless design that makes for a really good, understated look.
Michael stepped inside the Salinger for the first time. The brown leather is in mint condition. And the dashboard doesn’t have a single nick on it. A great buy, Michael thought.
The infotainment system still requires a knob. A knob! These day you control stuffs with gesture and thoughts. A knob really puts the car in 2020’s where it belongs.
It was this moment when Michael was playing with the infotainment system. That he found a menu marked “Memo”.
What is it?
Michael reached the glove box for a manual, and turned to the pages of infotainment system use. He didn’t find a thing about that feature written anywhere on the paper manual. It just skipped. Seems like it’s missing. Michael decided that there’s nothing for it and selected that feature.
The light flashed on the screen, mesmerizing Michael in the way that he never experiences before.
Michael then looked out of the window of the Salinger. At which point Michael was shocked.
He was suddenly in a city centre. A lot of people are going about their business with one hand holding their “mobile phones”. The sort which Michael had never seen for ages. And another hand holding fidget spinners. Some were also riding on a 2-wheel hoverboard. And most people are wearing skinny jeans and various timeless looking shirts. With combed, short hair with massive amount of gel and beard or no beard. Everybody was smoking.
Michael know where this is.
It was 2020.
Michael stepped out of the car, when he saw something that caught his eyes. It was a silver, BAM Moenis 636 driving pass him, it’s roof was down so Michael could see that the driver was a middle age woman with early grey hair.
Michael step back into the Salinger and fire it up immediately. He put it in gear and drove away very quickly. It launches incredibly hard with the AWD system and quick, dual clutch transmission.
The V10 engine screams hard as Michael push his foot down to follow the BAM Moenis. Which didn’t take long until it reach the local, mountain roads. This road was closed by the time autonomous driving comes around. The road was not maintained, and government was spending the money on building new designated roadway for autonomous transport.
It was a gorgeous, curvy road with many hairpins turns and swooping, fast bends.
Michael drove the Salinger as fast as he possibly could, the turn in was incredible even if it’s all wheel drive. No understeer or such vices, it’s also very good at pushing the car out of the corners with good power.
But Michael still couldn’t catch the silver BAM Moenis.
Michael didn’t remember any of this detail, he’d never been here before until now.
Michael parked the Salinger in one of the view spot. He was already tired from the spirited driving effort to catch his mum. Michael stepped out of the Salinger, which is an incredible car. And walk over to the cliffside scenery spotting location.
Michael doesn’t know why we bother with autonomous transportation.
Not when he could drive an amazing car such as this.
“Do I know you, Mister?”
Michael turned around at the familiar voice coming from behind.
The old, skinny, greying woman is standing there, with BAM Moenis parking beside Michael’s Salinger.
“I swear I’ve seen you somewhere before. But I couldn’t put my finger on exactly where.”
“That’s a very nice car you got there, Ms. Will you promise me to keep it no matter what happen?”