Friday, July 9, 2010

Doing my bit for climate change

Well, having experienced the coldest winter since the last coldest winter (yonks ago) and having struggled to get my car out of the street in the snow I have decided to do my bit for global warming climate change. My old car is being traded in for a (used) Hyundai Santa Fé  4 x 4. (not the one showing, but close)
Hopefully this little beauty will help warm up the planet and hold off the ensuing ice age that is nearly upon us, at least according to those of us who grew up in the 70's when such a possibility was being discussed.
Yes it's big, but it's still only a 2 litre engine and only 38,000 on the clock, though it's electric everything inside including air con (very necessary at the minute) auto-cruise and heated seats and mirrors, plus a 10 cd auto changer for those long trips to drive the enviroloons wild, pretty much a top of the range model. Bit expensive on the car tax, but 1 year warranty, 6 months tax and an MOT thrown in, plus my old car as part ex.
Even better, Lady QM loves it too. Hopefully we'll be able to pick it up next Friday.

As for the trip to London, yet another all clear, so happiness all round.

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Peperbarmi said...


Corrugated Soundbite said...

Nice car.

Glad the engine's not too big though, and it also seems you get a reasonable MPG out of it. Defiance is great fun but ultimately, you'll be keeping a few more pennies in YOUR pocket with this. And out of theirs.

Anonymous said...

Great news mate... I'm really happy for you.

JuliaM said...

Ooh, nice! You won't regret it - welcome to the world of great visibility, a commanding road presence and the fury of all the watermelons you leave in your wake... ;)

James Higham said...

Oooh, get you! Nothing but luxury.

opsimath said...

I want one! Very, very nice - you're a lucky man.

Chuckles said...

Nice. A Chrysler Hemi V8 in there would be even better. Much more effective at annoying the right people, but hey we take what we can get.

English Pensioner said...

I bought a Honda CRV a couple of years ago and have really enjoyed it. It is the first car that I have had in recent years that hasn't played merry hell with my back. And it got me out of my uphil drive last winter without first moving the snow, the first time that I have ever managed this!

Anonymous said...

Same vehicle as mine. Terrific motor with all the 'extras' as standard.
Heated seats to add to global warming in the winter !!
Lovely !!!