Glen McNamee
New car
Posted on Sep 25, 2007 in Life

The car

I suppose the big news is we have finally bought a car. I am not found of cars, they are such complex things, I especially hate buying cars because I have still got that bit of male programming which clearly states blokes should know all about cars, be able to fix them when they break down, and increase the engine power 150% by fitting a tacky air funnel on the bonnet, but of course I do not have a clue about cars. However because I've got that ridiculous male programming I can't allow the car salesmen to know I don't know anything about cars, which usual leads me to being afraid of asking the car salesman any questions in case they might seem stupid to him, e.g. So does this car have engine then? How clean is it?

However, over the last two weeks me and the wife have managed to steadily overcome this obvious handicap and at the weekend we bought a car, we wanted something cheap to run, insure and tax. So we got the this funny named Japanese thing as it fit the criteria and it's an five door, 02 reg, with a spacious interior, relatively low millage and a full service history.

It's no chick magnet, but that wasn't really what we where going for. I can a fancy two door sports car when I've become and Internet millionare.

To my great pride I did manage to get fifty quid knocked of the price because it only had a couple of months tax left on it. We will pick it up soon as it completes it MOT.

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One Comment

  1. Vicky says:

    Hey Glen,

    Loved your pics of Ireland. That baby is a cutie. I know a little about cars, but buying them is a trip to hell. In 98 I was looking for a car with my husband. Not one saleman would talk to me, just to him. I think I walked out of 4 dealerships because of that. I knew what I wanted and I knew what I was going to pay. Anyway, I did get my car and as of now it has 224000 miles on it. I bought another car last May, but I don’t intend to put many miles on it until my 98 dies. I live out in the country and it’s a long drive to work, about 30 miles or so.

    My brother is a diesel tec in Indiana and My dad used to build cars for Ford. I worked at dealers for about 10 years when my ex was in the military. I like cars, but I hate car payments.

    Congrats on the new car.

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