January 5th, 2010 § 5 comments

There’s lots I want to write about, but that just means I never get round to writing anything.

So. Something that’s new – I have no car for the first time in about 9 years. Some bugger crashed into me on the way back from hockey (overtaking in a village at ~50 mph) and didn’t stop. The damage was reasonably minimal considering, but it smashed the driver side headlamp and put a big concertina pattern in the wheel arch. It was still ok to drive after getting a new headlamp fitting, but I wasn’t 100% sure of its structural integrity and the MOT was due mid December. With the damage and a few other problems it didn’t seem worth even trying for to get it through, so on the day before it was due I sold it for the staggering sum of £40.

I am looking for a new car, but it’s difficult to be enthusiastic about spending that much money. I want something at least half way reasonable, with better fuel efficiency, etc. etc. The damn scrappage scheme seems to have resulted in used prices increasing so there’s not much out there for me. I’m tempted to see how long I can manage without.

§ 5 Responses to Car"

  • Clurb says:

    I see you in a Ford Granada…

  • Roger says:

    Ah, so the baby brain mush is worse than you thought :)

  • Plumsie says:

    We are hoping to get a new car in the not too distant future.

    If you still haven’t got one when we get ours then I will give you my current car.

  • Roger says:

    Oh, ok, thanks.

    What are you looking at getting? Something more of a baby-mobile?

  • plumsie says:

    Yeah, another estate or large saloon certainly. Volvo estate is looking likely at the minute.

    See what is available when we sell the camper.

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