Farewell to a trusty friend
Today is an important and slightly sad day for me, as I have now sold my second car. I picked up my trusty Escort on 14th February 2002; an R-reg 1.6 Finesse with 64,200 miles on the clock, from Runcorn near Manchester. I kept her with me through the rest of uni, first when I was living in Tile Hill, then Bishops Itchington in my third year (where I had an awesome 18 mile drive in each day along country roads) and then when I moved back on campus in my 4th year. Since graduating I’ve mainly used her for running up and down the M5 to work every day (about a 100 mile round trip), but as I’m looking to move nearer Bristol now I think it’s the right time to let her go. In the just under 3 years 8 months I’ve had her, I’ve driven nearly 62,000 miles, with the only breakdown happening when I went to go out for the evening in my 4th year to discover a dead battery (it was the one that came with the car, so had lasted nearly 9 years – not a bad innings). We’ve shared some good times, and some bad ones too. From the highs of early morning blasts into uni (such as one very memorable one I had at the end of my 4th year when I was going into one of my last exams at about 7AM) to the lows of dull commuting. So I’m back down to just the one car now. Farewell old friend, I hope you serve your next owner as well as you have me.