Sunday, 20 August 2017

Saturday car

As I'd previously posted, my Volvo was up for sale. Well, it sold yesterday so I could arrange to collect the car I'd bought about a month ago. I didn't want to tax and insure two cars, so this one had been 'stored' on someone's driveway.

I'm not really that 'into' cars, but I like things that are stylish and well built, so bought a 2005 Mercedes Benz E220 estate.

I wasn't really looking for another car but it came up at the right price at the right time. It's a 2.2 litre diesel, and is the first car I've owned with automatic transmission. This has taken a bit of getting used to (you always feel you should be doing more!), but I bought an automatic scooter last year and that's worked out OK.

It's really nice to drive, very smooth and stable, and the dashboard has lots of buttons to press - some of which I have no idea what they do!

I particularly like the cream leather interior!


  1. My Dad's car, an Austin A40 was stolen and a friend of my Mother's loaned him her car, an Austin Mini, until it was found.
    The Mini was a white car with a yellow interior, tinted windows etc and when he picked it up there were cigarette buts in the ash tray and other junk in it so decided to vacuum it out and do a little clean up as a thank you.
    So you guessed it, once he started cleaning he discovered the tinted windows were from nicotine and the yellow interior? Well I can leave that to your imagination..
    A day after borrowing the car he found his own, the steering had failed negotiating a corner and the right wheel was wrong. So the thieves dumped it!

  2. I should apologize, congratulations on finding the car of your dreams, have many wonderfilled days blatting around your landscape enchanting your neighbours and friends