A Big Bang Crush on her Lexus 450 Hybrid
Editor’s Note: We’re big fans of the hit CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”, and we love actress Melissa Rauch, who plays Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the show. Best of all, Melissa is a VroomGirl at heart, and she wrote this piece for us.
By Melissa Rauch
I have a confession to make. I am in love. It’s new…only three weeks, but I have been swept away in a whirlwind affair. This girl is head over heels. Yes, I am already married…happily married…but the best part is: My husband approves! He was even with us the first time we drove back to our place! The three of us couldn’t be happier…with our Lexus 450 Hybrid! What did you think I was talking about?! This is a car focused site, not a Harlequin Romance forum!
I had my eye on this car for a long time. Some of my friends have the same model and I was always blown away by how it feels like you are gliding along in a cocooned cloud. So, when it was time to turn in my old lease, I went straight to the Lexus dealership.
Comfort wise it is heaven. The seats are extremely supportive – cradling your lumbar like I wish all cars would. There are a ton of bumpy streets overrun with potholes in my neighborhood. I used to feel every one. Just last week I was driving in my new car and said to my husband, “They finally repaved this street!” It took me a moment to realize the city had not taken care of the road at all, it was the smooth and cushioned ride that was protecting me from the bumps. Long road trips will be a blast with this baby. This car took my SUV virginity, and I must say, I’m loving being this high up on the road, especially since I stand barely five feet of the ground. I feel in charge and incredibly safe.
An issue I had with my previous car was a blind spot caused by poorly placed and overly thick side airbags. Not only is that not a problem here, the Lexus 450 also has sensors to let you know when there is something you could be in danger of hitting or when another vehicle is entering your blind spot. Yes, we should all know without the help of technology if we are going to take out a pedestrian- but it’s nice to have that added assurance. Speaking of which, let’s talk about the back up camera. This is a genius feature and one that I never want to go without again. I do a lot of parallel parking and this is an invaluable tool. It lets you know how close you are to the car behind you by a series of beeps, in turn taking out some of the guess work. There’s nothing I hated more than people watching me attempt a tricky parking job. This feature allows me to do it with confidence! Watch me now people eating at outdoor cafes…I am an expert parker!
I have relied heavily on navigational systems in the past so it’s a nice treat to have it built into the car. Lexus takes the standard navigational a step further though with their Lexus Enform feature which allows you to talk to an actual person who promptly and courteously sends the address of where you need to go directly to your car. No more fumbling with the touch screen or waiting for the GPS to find the satellite. The good people at Lexus Enform are my new best friends. There is also an SOS button in case of emergency. I hope to never need it, of course, but it’s nice to know it’s there.