Well it wouldn’t be Spring time without there being some form of automotive drama in my life.
This year it was the turn of my BMW 325 to throw a hissy fit.
First both of the window regulators went within a day of each other, yay no electric windows!
Next I managed to wreck both front tyres in the space of 2 days.
Then the final stage resistor blew for the climate control, kinda important here in Ireland. The same day as the blower packed up 2 bulbs also burnt out.
Finally to top it all off some little W*nker booted the drivers side wing mirror off breaking the glass and the ridiculously expensive plastic cover.
Now I realise that it is coincidental that all of the above decided to implode within the space of 10 days but the part of me that is superstitious regarding cars decided that it was time to cut my losses.
As such my lovely blue work horse went the way of it’s big brother and was listed as is on Ebay.
Well she is now gone to a very happy new owner who plans on shipping her over to Poland?!?!?
This of course left me without a car to call my owner. Those of you who know me will know the knock on result of this…not good to say the least!
Still every cloud has a silver lining…In this case it came in the form of a classified ad which I found on Donedeal.ie.
After much coaxing of C and the kids, I believe the word McDonalds might have been mentioned, we set off on a six and a half hour round trip up the country.
This might sound excessive for the simple, everyday, purchase of a second hand car but this wasn’t just any car. Oh no. This one of the important cars which make up my list of cars to own before I die.
Without any further ado I present to you my new Mitsubishi FTO GPX