Tuesday, 24 April 2007

My groovy new car

Yes, I am now a car owner for the very first time - my old broken down camper van doesn't count.

I now own a Volvo 480, made in 1995. Like the one in the picture above. It's a funny car. Volvos have a reputation for being solid tanks that country dads buy. But this is Volvo's take on the Flash Harry sports car. I think it might have been primarily aimed at midlife crisis men, who still had to kowtow to their wife's demands for practicality.

It has flip up lights. An 'onboard computer' (a series of fuel gauges and thermometers, not a KIT-style talking everythingsystem). Seats that adjust every which way but loose. People look twice at you as you pass. It was dirt cheap, and I love it.

And, unlike my camper van, it actually gets you up hills and to your destination. Yay.


Megan said...

Yey! Congratualtions on buying your first car. And what a fine car it is too :)
I love reading your blog. Just thought I'd drop that in...

Love Megan xox

Kate said...

Thank you Megan! I feel like a proper grown up. Pop up lights, though!