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Saturday, June 30, 2007

I am getting a car

For the first time in my life I am joining the motorized, environmentally challenged, exhaust-producing crowd.

After copious research into car reliability, spare-part prizes and the like, I settled onto the Mitsubishi Colt safety on the left. (I also considered an Opel Corsa, a Seat Ibiza and a Renault Twingo, thus earning much ridicule from some of my friends) I hope I will be happy with it, ultimately it was the ABS and AC that convinced me, since my second choice, the Opel Corsa (or Vauxhall as it is known across the lake) had neither, nor servo-steering. I ended up paying a bit less than 3500 Euro, which is probably a pretty good indication that I'd be unable to bargain if my life depended on it.


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  2. Nice! I was once of 8 people who crammed into an older model Colt and drove home from the Blue Mountains to Sydney, complete with abseiling gear. Quite an impressive feat! Fortunately I wasn't driving or one of the people stuck in the boot. The later is now very illegal here in Australia.

  3. Fitting people in trunks, beneath seats or spare-wheels was quite a popular sport at the border-crossings between Czechoslovakia/Hungary/Yugoslavia and Austria before the iron curtain fell, although now its fallen into neglect...