Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Car drama

Sad me at the accident site with unnamed car
A week ago today, our 2001 Vauxhall Astra was hit by an oncoming car. It wasn't a long time that our car was with us- just six months.

I had just been saying to Todd and Jonelle the week before that this car had a death wish and would turn on us like old yeller!

But some kid from down the road took care of that for us.

Bumper and headlight-shouldn't take long to fix?
We thought it would not cost too much to fix the car- it just looked like our front bumper had come off of the car. But upon body shop inspection it would have cost twice what our car was worth to fix.

At least we remembered how to do this car buying/searching/taxing/MOTing stuff in the UK. 

So, with our Mercedes rental car (I know, right- not our pick, but we likely) we drove to see this little no-frills beauty- 2005 Hyundai Accent.


New nameless car- maybe we'll name her so she'll be good to us

The first car I ever purchased was a Hyundai and I never had any problems with it until it finally said "when" and died where two lanes converged 20 feet in front of a single lane bridge. I liked my first car and generally felt amicable toward Hyundai automobiles thereafter.

This is a picture of our new Hyundai parked in front of our house. We got a great deal (so far, so good) and I'm hopeful it will prove as reliable as my first Hyundai experience. 

1 comment:

  1. I like the new car! It's cute! Glad it all got worked out and that everyone was safe! -- Sarah B.