Well chaps, after scouring the market for over a year and much deliberation... I have decided... not to buy another car
Shocking update I know, especially for those that know me and not one I made lightly. I am however mobile albeit in a 1999 polo classic (the butt ugly booted version), which was the family shopping trolley. A black 75bhp (probably less now) 4 door bahn stormer
The reality is I really only drive to the gym and to collect my daughter at the weekends. Oher than that it sits outside gathering dust, dings, dents and scrapes from the school run brigade and neighbours whoose method of parking involves bumping off the car in front and behind and stopping somewhere in the middle. My road has become more crowded of late with most households owning 2 cars and the local council has also seen fit to extend their 'emissions based parking' scam. This coupled with the anxiety of returning home to a damaged car has put me off for the foreseeable.
I'll still be around the zone in some form but for now a very Happy Christmas to you and yours