It all started when I spotted BV put out a call to stop a seemingly unwanted car from the crusher, and with no space, money or wantage for a manual box by me or the ladies in my family, it seemed obvious to put my services forward
I think the whole decision hinged on the fact I have a new set of discs and pads for the front of PUG 207, 2008 year, left over from Daughter's old dizzler - gods know if they fit or not, today I shall find out
I booked a megabus ticket to Oxford, setting off at six in Daughter's Lexus at six o'clock in the AM - oooof
Leeds bus station acheived, Daughter off to work!
Megabus was late, but mega nonetheless
Some light reading - helped me to snooze during the five and a half hour trip, also remembered to bring earplugs to drown out coach wankers, good job as young man two rows back proceeded to quietly sing out loud to his "walkman", as the kids on the street are wont to do
And a huge gap in pictures which I'm hoping BV will fill, in which he picked me up at Oxford Beaumont Street, took me on a tour of Oxford, and let me drive the Sprint back to his palatial gaff in the sticks, fed and watered me, and was generally a true gent all round
Thirty quids worth of unleaded, no need for air or anything else, jumped in and buggered off back to colder climes, with the top down for the win
And back at the yard, where I jumped in the Saab of Eddy, for an interesting immediate comparison
very interesting to go from the two litre Sprint of great age, to this two litre of much newness - both great fun, but the feeling of reliability on the modern is hard to shake when planning a long journey etc, then going to the Saab, which is somewhere inbetween on a 94 plate, but auto and a lot biggerer.
Verdict, I think I prefer the Saab all round, but the Pug is really a brilliant example of a light, frugal French motah, complete with supernatural electrickery, capable of huge miles in comfort and style (of a hair mechanic).
Once again, a huge thanks to BV, I am donating my bike chod to charity to balance my karma due to not being a roffler originally, and some other stuff too, I can thoroughly recommend him, would mooch free chod and biscuits off again
The plan is now to go and fix the bugger, and stick it thru a test, and see if there is a loving home out there now the sun is threatening to show it's face - pics to follow, wish me luck, I'm going in now