Tuesday, July 03, 2007


This post is almost a month late. Last month, 9th June to be exact, I
bought a car. It's a used car, it's an old model, doesn't have all the
frills of newer models but still a great car. The main reason this
update got delayed was for want of pictures. And I still can't post a
picture, but I will add that as an update.

As you would see from the photo, it's a Ford Mondeo 2488cc, powerful and
good looking. It does have a lot of good features, like power-streering,
power windows, power-mirrors, electrict sunroof-moonroof. Even though I
got a great deal on it, it stil burnt a big hole in my monthly budget.
And yet, I bought it because of one feature - Independence. Now, I am
independent of bus schedules and all that that implied.

I used to have to run from the house to the bus stop in the morning and
then again from office in the evening. 1 minute delay in getting
ready/wrapping up meant a 20 minute delay in reaching my destination.
Considering the pleasant weather of England, it was either a long wait
in biting wind or a pleasant long wait in soggy rain. Buying grocery was
a project to be planned in advance and needed good weather.

I am glad to be free of all that but the main purpose in acquiring this
white elephant was to broaden my horizons, to go where I can't go by
buses. And, my main motto, to enjoy life. I am finding that since I
started driving to work, I don't mind getting up in the morning and
don't hate the UK that much. :-)

I hope to be able to log many new updates that result from this one
event. I already have some from the period so far.


Sagar Goswami said...

Kitna bhi blog follow kar lo, koi na koi post reh hi jati hai padhne se... I was amazed why I didn't read this post before, even it's too old.

Btw, my question is: is this really your car in the pic? why it says Bond 007 ?

Sunil Goswami said...

Yes it is my car, but I changed the number plate for privacy reasons. I modified the photo in a software called Photoshop, perhaps you have heard of it? ;)

Sagar Goswami said...

LOL :) it looks real, not modified in photoshop, that's why I asked.

Sunil Goswami said...

Why, thank you, Sagar. :)

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