Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Lo and behold.....

The odometer of the "old leaker" (thanks J9 for that expression) about two months before trade-in.










The "old leaker" himself or is that 'herself'? Yes, yes, the big NAM sticker had to feature :)










TA DAAAAAA! This picture was taken about 30 seconds before realising that I had just locked myself out and bout 30 minutes away from being scratched. The chip above the door has been painted, but, as many of you know, metallics are problem and the frame would need some spraying to regain it's newness and shine. *sigh*

But overall, I'm very happy and still trying to get used to having all the controls switched from left to right. At 1500 km on the clock I can't complain about performance.

Over and out.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Material Girl

Yes, ok, I succumbed.
I have moved up in the world and bought a brand new car - out of the box!!
In the moth I've had it, I have put on 1500km :)
But definitely an improvement on the 12 year old Citi Golf which was leaking onto my feet every time it rained (usually in the winter). Not my idea of fun.
I think the final straw came last year, when I was told that it would cost R7000 (!) to fix it during a normal service. Really not my idea of fun!

I think the best part is being incognito - tehehehe The red Golf, with the NAM sticker you couldn't miss, is now history. Silver and CA number plates are the order of the day and feeling gooooooood (dara dara dara darara)

Although I managed to lock myself out of the car last Wednesday (a very new experience for me, since you need to be quite unobservant to do that in a Golf, and by then you would have noticed that you do not have your key) I now have a new mantra - note to self: have you got the keys in your hand? Have you got the keys in your hand?
The locksmith managed to scratch my car in the process of coming to my rescue, so I'm not as happy as I was last week, but they were quite good about sorting me out with a panel beater.

Pictures will be up in a while...
Over and out.