Thursday, February 17, 2005

Picked up new car!

We went last night to pick up our new Passat from Richard Patterson Motors, just outside Kilrea. Just MOT'd and just valeted, it looks like a new car, and it drives well too.

One problem though - about half way home, I decided I was getting too warm, and turned down the heat, and .... nothing!

The hot / cold control didn't seem to be working, so out came the tools, but found I didn't need tools as the problem was with the lever which operates the flap, the lever had come out. So I got it pushed back in, and now its all working. I enjoyed the drive to work today for the first time in 6 weeks.

Its definitely not as fast as the Rover, but it still goes nicely.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Another new car!!!

After almost a month of torturous driving in an aweful Rover 45 I have to change.

Its a bit daft changing so soon, but I really can't stand driving that car. It is as if whoever designed it has never driven a car. Even the electric window switches are placed in an unintuitive position.

But its more than that. Heavy steering, pedals that all have different travel length, and aren't in a row, funny wiper controls.... I could go on...

So, after the success of Susan's Passat, we're going for another, a 1998 TDi 110 SE

Pick it up today, so we'll see how that goes ;)