Mayor Thomas M. Menino has spent the past 20 years steering Boston into the future. Now he is about to undergo a mission far more uncertain: steering his own car around Boston’s famous streets.
Menino has his eye on a used Lexus, and hopefully he knows that it does not come with accessories like a cassette deck and a high beam pedal from his cars of yore.
And what happened to the handle to roll down the window? “There was a button to turn on the engine!” Menino exclaimed of a car he recently drove. “A button to call somebody,” Menino added, working his way to a punch line. “I kept looking for the clutch!” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.