New car

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

My trusty Vauxhall Zafira has finally gone to the great scrapyard in the sky. The MOT was up this month and it just needed too much work going to it – two new tyres, new clutch, new EGR valve, new brake pipes, new discs, new exhaust … and that’s just the things I knew about!

I’m now the proud owner of a Suzuki Wagon R+ VVT auto. It looks like Postman Pat’s van and it’s a bit of a grandad car but it’s surprisingly roomy, quite nippy for a 1.3 engine and it’s only done 30,000 miles in 9 years with a service every 6 months. It’s not the most exciting car I’ve ever had but I’m not quite ready for a mid-life crisis just yet.

I thought going from a manual to an auto was going to be difficult but I’ve only gone for the clutch a couple of times since I picked the car up on Friday.

Stupid Wagon R


  1. William Gruff (138 comments) says:

    Cool ride dude.

    • wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

      Innit though?

      • William Gruff (138 comments) says:

        With fewer than four months until the GE, I hope that English nationalists are gearing up to push hard for a Salmond – Miliband coalition.

        We’re not going to be given a referendum on the EU by Grooovey Dave or anyone else and should I be proved wrong we’re not going to be allowed to win an ‘Out’ vote so voting Conservative is a total waste of time. Anything that results in a hung parliament, in the England seats, with a British government controlled from Holyrood will be very good for the cause of an English Parliament.

        There’s a lot of trouble ahead but nothing else will wake the somnolent English voter and bring him to his senses, just before it is far too late.

        Here’s to a McCoalition for a Britain of the nations and regions, and the start of independence for England.

        • Bob Anglorum (86 comments) says:

          Hey William, “a British government controlled from Holyrood”? It may as well be controlled from Hollywood for all the worth a British government has. Come on Terminator.

  2. The Illusive Man (10 comments) says:

    You’ll be joining us in the Jaguar Owners Club before long…

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