October 15th, 2005

New New Car

Ok, so the Astra wasn’t working out. Well, it was, but my business is going well and I can afford something a bit sportier.

I had an Astra VXR on order - the same basic car as mine, but with a 240bhp 2 litre turbo engine in it. I was giving my friend Michelle a lift somewhere one day, and we saw an RX-8 drive past. I started telling her about how I’d always wanted one, etc, but how I couldn’t because it’s a rear-wheel drive sports car and I’m too young.

“How is it different from the Astra?” she said, “It’s the same power, and not that much more expensive.”

Interesting point. Two days later, I’d put an order down for one. A couple of weeks after that, I was driving round in a sexy new RX-8, with all the trimmings! At first, I was a bit anxious about swapping that new Astra for this, but after driving it a bit, I can honestly say that the RX-8 is more than the Astra was ever going to be.

Yes, that is the Eurostar going past in the background!