Thursday, 24 May 2012

End of an Era - Start of a new one

 Well it had to happen some time.
We have had the Pajero for 6 years now
We got it for Marion's horses when we both had company cars
Then when I lost my company car it became my main mode of transport. 
here it is in action, collecting wood ash. 
 we could go anywhere in it.
 and considering it's 20 years old
I always thought she didn't look to bad.
 Great in all weathers.
Ok that's going a bit far " rose tinted glasses and all"
she hated starting on a cold morning.
and quite often I'd give up and walk into the workshop
 But being old she had issues
 But she always pulled through
the number of times we thought, OK that's it.
 she never got stuck in a field
 and she was a real work horse
 But as the years wear on and her joints started to ache,
she'd done 114,000 miles
Last year she blew a radiator
and Marion and Caddy were forced to resort to desperate
measures when we were given a Skoda courtesy car.
So Now that Marion has lost her company car
and the Hangover became our only mode of transport.
We decided to shop around for a replacement. 
and here it is a Saab 93 Aerodeck 1.9tdi sport 
she's 6 years old but looks like it's just rolled out of the showroom
twice as many miles per gallon
cheaper to run
and above all reliable.
we bought it from the Saab dealer in Yeovil
these guys did us a great deal, and took the Hangover in part exchange.
you can check out their web site here.
Thanks Guys we Love it.

5 comments:

Julia said...

Good for you for driving your "old" car until it truly died. The new car looks like a real go-er!

TropiClay Studio said...

Sweet new ride!

Lori Buff said...

Good luck with the new ride, I hope she serves you well.

Hollis Engley said...

A shame to see the old Pajero go, isn't it? On the other hand, the Saab is likely to start next January ...

Paul Jessop said...

That's what I'm hoping Hollis!

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