James Stanley

I drove a truck and bought a car

Mon 23 March 2015

Yesterday me and Emma went to pick up a Nissan Micra I bought off eBay for £375. We currently have no intention of taxing or insuring the car as she needs to learn to drive first, and I didn't feel comfortable driving the car all the way back with no tax or insurance.

That meant I got to hire a car transporter truck, and drive it around for the day. It was an '08 Mercedes Sprinter. It was awesome. It beeped when reversing and everything.

The worst moment was stalling it in the middle of a roundabout and not being able to figure out how to restart it. For whatever reason, you have to wait a long time before the truck is willing to restart, pretty embarrassing.

The Micra is pretty good too, absolute bargain for £375. It has done only 44k miles, and has no evidence of ever having an oil leak, and no rusty bodywork. The only problem is the doors don't quite fit, the latches clunk as the doors close. I have vague plans to try and adjust this, but won't be too bothered if I can't fix it.

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment:

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