One now owns an automobile!
Yup, it's official, I bought a car yesterday. Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 Zetec 16V, alloys, pretty decent radio. All in pretty good shape except for a couple of scratches and a small crack in the front bumper.
Oh, and a minor oil leak that we (me and dad) hope a new oil switch thing (I have no clue when it comes to cars) will fix it. Anyone else have any ideas what it could be if this doesn't work? After examining it yesterday, we found that oil leaks out (seemingly) from around the oil switch while the engine's running and then for about 5 minutes when you turn it off. It's getting flicked all over the exhaust by a wheel-type belt thingy (drive belt?) and gets burnt, which doesn't smell too pleasant.
The rear wiper needed replacing - thankfully we had a spare.
That's about it. It's way more comfortable than the Corsa I learnt to drive in, but it'll take a while to get used to the extra size when it comes to some manouvers I think.
I can't believe I have a car! I can't drive it yet (no tax until that bloody insurance certificate comes through in a week-ish) - well I could drive it backwards and forwards out the back...
I might take some pictures of it today.
The best thing is, it was a bloody good deal. The woman was so eager to get rid of it (she's moving to England) that she dropped the price to £500 (from £625). According to all the service history there's nothing wrong with it (apart from the aformentioned).
Ciao. Gone tinkerin'.