My New Old, or maybe, Old New Car
It’s a bit strange. I am used to driving automatic transmission Isuzu Troopers, Nissan Terranos, Pajeros, Transits and Mazda Bongos, so getting into a manual transmission Subaru Justy is odd. I can’t see over the car in front and the door mirrors are so small that I can’t even see them!
I’ll get used to it, I’m sure. I will have to. This is my new mode of transport.
It needs a bit of fixing. It had been owned by a 19 year old, so it has been modified a bit, notably both rear wings are slightly concave, but a dent puller will sort that out.
It needs a front number plate, a passenger seatbelt and a few nuts and bolts to be replaced to stop various bits rattling. I should replace the exhaust. The car sounds like an Impreza at the moment, but that can wait for a while.
But it goes. The brakes work, the tyres are good (ish), the engine and steering work and it has 6 months on the MoT.
The best of all is that the VEL is almost half the cost of my last car, as is the fuel consumption. So I should recuperate the £100 I paid for it in next to no time, as long as I don’t incur any expensive repair bills.
All in all, and despite my bum dragging along the road (or so it seems), I think I will quite like this little car.