It is a little bouncy and there are some noises I’m going to have to get used to, but it’s all good. It’s already been run down to Fawley and back (to my folks’ place), round to a friend’s house (eventually, it’s like a warren where they live), and back to my place. So I’ve now done driving parents around, driving in the dark with company, driving in the dark solo, and parking in supermarkets. Just need to remember to turn my headlights on when it’s dark (I only went about 200m before realising) and get a road atlas, ice scraper, breakdown cover, etc.
Will upload photo tonight (if I can be bothered).
It’s that time of year when my body cries “Enough!” and starts to shut down on me due to working late/stress/staying up until a quarter to three watching Battlestar Galactica, so have nasty cold, but am throwing everything I’ve got at it to be healthy for Christmas/pass-out. I think this Sudafed might have caffeine in it…
From my many years of driving bangers, here’s my list of stuff-to-stick-in-the-boot: plastic petrol container; spare engine oil; bottle of water; jump leads; set of spare bulbs; rags; and make sure that you know how to operate the jack and wheelnut spanner that came with the car (practise replacing a wheel).
Of course, you should also join the AA/RAC/whatever; but sometimes they’ll tell you it will be three hours before they can get to you, or it’s just too silly to call them out (that’s what the jumpleads are for, when you forgot to turn the lights off 🙂
Got the engine oil, getting a foot pump & tyre pressure guage and one of those emergency defibrilator for cars things. Will be adding water and a blanket, also petrol container.
I will be joining one of the AA/RAC just as soon as I can find out where I put the thing that said I got a discount for the AA since I did my driving lessons with them.
Leaving the lights on isn’t an issue, the car beeps at me if I try that, it’s turning them on in the first place! But I think having done it once I won’t do it again.