Baldric Can Haz New Wheelz June 24, 2009Posted by baldricman in Baldric-Man.
Tags: astra, car, opel, used car, vauxhall
Whoohoo! Last night, I finally bought myself a sunroof! It was pretty expensive, but, as luck would have it, it came with a free car attached underneath, to sweeten the deal!
In the end, after checking out quite a broad range of types of vehicles, from SUVs to MPVs, sedans, and hatchbacks, I finally settled on an Opel Astra 1.6. It’s a really comfy car, got just enough gadgets to keep me entertained for a few weeks, and appeals to my sense of what looks good in a car. It’s a much smaller engine than my previous one, which is taking a bit of getting used to (previous car was a good old meaty Kadett 200iS), but it’s a real pleasure to drive, and I feel quite comfortable that I have bought a more sensible car this time round (low mileage, recent model, great condition, still on motorplan), and don’t have any misgivings about having bought for “fun”. Did I mention it has a sunroof? Well, it does.
My congratulations to the car salesman who clearly read my post, Baldrics Tips for Used Car Salesmen, and applied each rule diligently and correctly. Even when he came with for the test drive (which, as a rule, I *hate*), it was a pleasant experience. He was still a “salesman”, but let me buy, rather than him sell, if that makes any sense.
So I spent most of last night playing with the sunroof (I picked the worst night to buy a sunroof), experimenting with the windscreen wipers and headlights, and trying to figure out the damn radio.