Sunday 29 April 2012

We've bought a car!!!

After a stressful day yesterday we can now announce: WE HAVE BOUGHT A CAR! Our trusty (?) steed for the Mongol Rally will be a 9 year old silver Suzuki Ignis.
The three of us have been spending the couple of weeks scouring autotrader for a suitable vehicle. After several hours of skype conversations and shortlist after shortlist, we visited some ugly looking Fiat Puntos and Stilos at some dodgy looking dealerships. None of these ended up being to our liking, and some were already sold. It turns out trying to buy a cheap car is about as demoralising and time consuming as flat hunting in London.

Eventually late on Saturday afternoon we found a small ad on Gumtree for a Suzuki Ignis without any pictures. After inspecting the car I (Rach) took it for a test drive in the pouring rain; the stressful situation combined with the bad conditions and steaming up windscreen did not result in my finest ever driving display...

Buying a car when neither Rory nor I have done so before was a bit interesting as we didn’t really know what we were doing, we had many worried phone calls to Ant in Bristol. The guy selling it had only bought the car a few days ago (I know, I know its not a good sign) and didn’t even have the paperwork in his name yet. But anyhow the relevant pieces of paper have been sent to the DVLA and hopefully the paperwork will all be in order by the time we leave the country in July.

Meanwhile I’m sure Rory will add in a couple of embarrassing videos of me freaking out below....

As requested, Rach!  Hope you all enjoy Sneak Preview 1 of our adventure video.

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