After this month’s various unreliabilities, I’m starting to think seriously about replacing my old car.
Where do you start when it comes to buying a car? I have some vague ideas what I want — smaller, definitely, and with an engine that makes it cheap to insure and tax. There have been times when having a huge great estate car has been handy, but not many. And I’m not moving house again! Three doors, hatchback is probably enough. A convertible like my brother’s might be nice, but I don’t want to pay the premium to insure it. It needs to be nippy on the motorway, but doesn’t need to so dangerously oomphy as the 1.9L Vauxhall hire car was.
I really don’t care what make or model it is so long as it works, and is comfortable.
- is green
- has a decent radio / MP3-CD player, and the luxury of more than one working speaker
- has a handy thermometer to tell me the outside temperature
My parents have a Yaris each. I was impressed by a co-councillor’s Peugeot two-oh-something. R’s new Micra is quite nice. I like the shape of the new Polo (which has really come on since Mum had one in the early 90s) although my nearest VW dealer doesn’t have any second hand green ones. The new Fiesta is much nicer than the old one.
Decisions, decisions. Back burner.