26.06.2008 - 26.06.2008
Car hunting in London was a nightmare! - We kept going to "dealers" that don't actually have a forecourt - i.e. Arthur Daley's. The worst one yesterday was a car described as "STUNNER! SHOWROOM CONDITION! PERFECT!! - electric seats, heated seats, cruise control, Electric Mirrors Air con, 40,000 miles, new MOT. etc etc..... we got there and the car was on the road side and after calling the "dealer" he said, "take a look and call me if you are interested, then I'll come out"... hmmm... so he won't come out unless I'm interested!!?! - suspicious...
Well, it was grubby, with a ripped roof (hardly showroom condition), no air con, no electric anything, no heated anything, no cruise control, 50,000 miles and one tyre was so bald it was slick - how did it get a recent MOT??? Bloody robbers. We left very pissed off.
...It's been really getting me down, searching for cars non stop. I sat as usual this morning and kept hitting the refresh button on the car search site and BINGO! a car 8 years newer than we have been looking at, £500 less than our target, and a whole model range up was appearing before my eyes. The photos had not even had time to process. We were down there like rats up a drain pipe!
Voila! £1900 and we have this with a full service history, all the right things have been done, lady owner...
All we have to do now is grab a boot rack and a case for it and we are off to France!