Friday 23 February 2007

New Cars (Again)

Veda, Marc's mum, bought a new car back in December after crashing hers in Southampton. She didn't like the new car very much after owning it for a while. It had a couple problems and she just went off it. Marc spent quite a bit of time over the last couple of weeks hunting down a new car for her. And this is what he's found. She came up yesterday to pick it up and will drive it home this morning.

All this new car hunting got Marc a bit motivated to rid our family of the gas guzzling adolescent attack of a car that he owned for the last couple years. The gas mileage was atrocious. It was uncomfortable to sit in (although you did look good sitting in it)! The children hated sitting in the back of the convertible with the top down. You begin to ask yourself, what's the point of having a convertible if you never put the top down? There was no place to put the dog. And no place to put groceries. This was a wholly inappropriate purchase of a family man. I think he has outgrown this as evidenced by his very reasonable purchase of the diesel estate. The boot is big enough to live in should the need ever when he decides to buy a new car.
We now have a very grown up, very sensible, dog friendly, child friendly, holiday & IKEA friendly automobile. Ta Da!


Janell said...

nice wheels. your car makes my pickup look like a monster.
have a good weekend.
We are planning on seeing Amazing Grade tonight; the movie about William Wilburforce.
According to our weatherman, Stephanie and I are going to be snowed in for most of Sat and Sun. Maybe she'll have time for a new post on her blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe the "adolescent attack" could be interpreted as a low blow, but I sure know what you mean. Take care & have a great weekend. Hugs, Clare

Anonymous said...

My new car is fantastic, I love it. Well done Marc for finding it courtesy of ebay (I love ebay)