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Friday 19 July 2013

Goodbye to baiting BMWs.

I’m changing my car.

My present car is a Volvo. However before you spit, it’s not any old Volvo. Mine is the S60 D5 2.4 litre turbo diesel, giving out 185 BHP and 400Nm of torque.

Many a happy time has been had on a motorway driving in the outside lane and waiting to see a BMW grill fast approaching in my rear view mirror. And oh joy. Once it has tried to climb onto my rear bumper I just drop down a gear, floor the throttle and leave it standing whilst I accelerate to xxx MPH. (Top speed I do is secret). Then I pull over to the middle lane and let them catch up and eventually pass, whilst smirking at them.

However now is the time to grow up. I’ve got two grand kids and the Volvo is now unsuitable for my needs. The boot is totally useless when you are trying to transport items such as push chairs and the like. The back doors don’t open wide enough to safely lift a toddler into a car seat without banging their head. (Note to social services).

So I’ve now bought a Nissan Qashquai 2.0 litre n-tec.


I did spend a while haggling over price. Eventually I just said to the salesman “This is all I’m prepared to pay, it’s up to you”. It did help that I’d got my facts and figures rehearsed in advance and he hadn’t.

Mind you if you get overtaken by a gunmetal qashquai it might be me. I don’t think I’ll ever really grow up.