Well, I thought I'd lost all interest in cars.
Had a Lotus Europa JPS when I was 22 but that's well into the mists of time for sure. (( So is the car.. rolled it 4 times onto a beach and walked away without a scratch.. which means I've used up all my luck for this life and I'll never win the lottery
Then I went through a multiple Ford XR3 phase until teenage neds started showing up in them everywhere... car finance should be outlawed.
Bought a Rover 220 Turbo Coupe in 1993 ( greatest looking crappiest car ever ) and sold that in almost new condition last year -- this explains my total loss of interest in things automobile.
out for a Sunday afternoon stroll with a pal this last January and walked past the local car showroom... WOW... there's a smart car !! What is it??? Mercedes Eh ?? Went back on Monday morning... 9,000 miles... OK I'll buy it. ((It helps when you have gone to school with the garage owner -- trust is automatic ... my biggest concern 'Is it a hairdresser's car?'
So from January zero till today... I totally love the car... it is brilliant.. YAY..
2005 SLK 200K in showroom condition... (now at 10,000 miles)
My only trouble is that I have started to learn what the SLKs are about. I wish wish wish I'd held off and bought one of the bigger engine models.. likely the 350.. BUT, no worries mate, the car is my love of the moment and certainly powerful enough for our congested and camera burdened roads anyway.
Meanwhile today, I got it out of the garage for the first time since July -- and it rattled
..... ( I work in the
yah see )
Sounds like the boot (trunk) lid is open. Nopes not that.. HMmmm.. Seat loose ?? Nopes... Spare wheel and tools.. Nopes again... Mega HMMmmm ????..
After half an hour and coming back from the supermarket --- Clang bonk bonk.. what is that ??
Something chunky and metalic fell off the bottom of the car. Stopped and searched all over the place but could not find whatever it was as the road verges are dense undergrowth etc.
At least the rattle has gone and the car is back to it's superb self once more although a bit lighter...
Hope to get it onto a car lift in the morning and see what's gone wrong... I hope the bank balance is not in for a battering... Ah Well -- fingers crossed...