Post by Boxer6 on Mar 22, 2020 0:07:17 GMT
Well, sort of. Herself had issues with her Superb recently, which led to a replacement water pump and belts followed by (another SIX days later) a new crank sensor when that failed and caused it not to start.
She had got extremely fed-up staying in pretty much all day while I was at work; absolutley hates not having her own car to hand. So, on Thursday she made a call and arranged to go and see a car a friend of ours had for sale (he's kind of a repairer/dealer/fixer sort of fella we've known for years). Saw it, drove it, liked it; got £100 knocked off "because it's you", got her own car back and swithered. Then, after a conversation with my daughter to the effect she is freaking out at having to use public transport (lives in Leith but works in Edinburgh - so far - so has to get the bus and is seriously unhappy about it.
Question therefore arose - why not give her the car? So we did, emboldened by the news that she and her partner are, as of 29th February, engaged!! Anyway, meet Gloria, a Corsa Sxi+ 12V which will be 14 years old (registered) come the 29th of this month.
The photos flatter to deceive; the paint, especially on the bonnet, is dire and there's a few scrapes elsewhere. The exhaust is Irmscher twin-pipe (well you can see that, sorry!) and as for the spoiler .. .. ..
.. .. .. on the plus side, a recent MOT with only 2 advisories for front bushes, engine sounds sweet at 124K miles and inside is tidy and in fairly decent nick other than the bolster on the (leather clad) drivers seat. My only gripe is, it's cost me half as much again to insure/tax it as it did to buy!!!
Still, it has made my girl's day, cheered her up about still having to go into the office and made it much easier for her to come and see us when she's able and not have to use the bus/train.
It'll do for me.