New car

So after much research, a lot of test driving and a lot ot time with a calculator scratching our heads and lamenting that fact that we have to live off 2 minute noodles for the next 5 years, we have decided on a new car:

The 06 Honda Civic beat off the competition (Mazda3, Holden Astra, Suzuki Swift, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla) because it has the best combination of price, performance, standard features and economy that we could find, no wonder there’s a 2.5 month waiting list for them.

The final 2 cars we had on the list where the Civic and the new Holden Astra, the Astra lost because while it was more fun to drive, had a better stereo and looks better (in my opinion) it was more expensive to run, has reliabily problems and is very expensive to repair/service in comparison to the Honda.

Come on September the 30th!

Yeah, one of those photos

Being the only person at work with a card reader a workmate comes up to me this morning and asks me to download a photo off his MMC for him:

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Hot off the presses, this poor guy misjudged the height of the carpark downstairs and ended up redecorating the ceiling and his poor little truck, I thought I should get in and post this before it becomes internet famous..when that happens I can claim that I posted it first!

In other news, Kristie and I have done some sums (1+1=3) and come to the realisation that the Skyline is costing us more to keep on the road than it’s worth. In fact, if my 3rd grade maths if correct if we have bought a new car at the start of the year we would actually be better off than we are now if you take petrol and repair/service costs on the Skyline into account.

As good a car as it has been, it has to go. So we’re looking at some options, which shall be the subject of an upcoming update, soon.