It was only meant to be a stop-gap purchase after the previous Silver Hornet (a Renault Scenic that was one of the two Silver Hornets to be actually silver) decided to kill itself at the Winchester Services on the M3. The Micra, despite its appalling styling, has been reliable; frighteningly fast up to 50mph, then like a turd on wheels; and I've put over 60,000 miles on the clock. But it lacks basic comforts, like power steering, an electrical socket, and air conditioning. Time to come into the 21st Century.
Our budget doesn't stretch as far as a new car, so we're looking at something decent and second hand. Four/five doors and not a fucking Vauxhall for a Ford Focus.
To give you some idea of what happens when I'm left to choose my own cars, here is my car history which would have got me laughed off Top Gear:
The Coleman List of Silver Hornets (Mostly RIP)
- Renault 4
- Austin Allegro Equipe
- Fiat Strada
- Peugeot 205
- Renault 21
- Ford Escort
- Renault Scenic
- Nissan Micra
Yes, our family likes Renaults, and I can't stop myself buying shit cars because they're cheap.
However, I'm also more than aware that I have no clue what kind of car I actually want. Help me out here.