Look what I bought yesterday.
Pretty sweet little Suzuki Swift Sport.
This is the demo – mine is coming on a boat from Japan. My car, my lounge and my kitchen table are currently seeing more of the world than I have.
I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted a new car and I decided I was going to get exactly what I wanted because that has rarely happened over the years.
When I bought my very first car my father came with me and talked me into buying the more reliable sensible choice rather than the sportier more reckless one that I wanted. When I moved to Sydney I bought a pink Volkswagen beetle that I loved (you can park those things anywhere) but I had to sell it after my third baby was born as it’s impossible to fit a capsule, two toddler seats and a pram into one. Then I went through the years of big family cars that my husband picked so they were big, manual, V8’s with fat mag wheels and included a very nice black jag and a cool monaro that was a similar yellow to my swift. I was able to get another vw beetle when the kids were tweens which I loved but then we had to move onto a totally daggy enormous Toyota Avalon when the kids were teenagers as they became so tall and gangly that it was the only thing they’d fit in; but it was such a reliable car I can’t fault it.
When I had my third child the oldest was only four so once the oldest hit 16 we had some solid years of L plates and driving lessons happening so we sold the Avalon and bought the Getz because it was small and they could drive it and park it and it had great visibility (the windows are huge!) and it has been a fantastic little car; I recommend them to anyone who wants a little reliable car that can zip about the town or city and park or turn anywhere and really does run on the smell of an oily rag.
Mind you it’s a tight squeeze fitting five adults in one – possible though. Sometimes if we’re all going somewhere we’ll travel together although I always have to sit in the back as I’m the smallest member of the family, Kimba and Lloyd usually fight it out for the front seat. The extra weight is a serious drag on the power though.
They all have their own cars now though so I can finally get something that just suits me – I don’t have to consider the leg length of mutant children or make sure the boot is big enough to fit in a double pram or five suitcases or if It’s able to have a bike rack put on the back.
Three weeks wait and it should be here and I’m already planning a little road trip.